Back to the 1950s this Christmas

Clare Teal
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Award winning vocalist and BBC Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal is heading to the Sands Venue for a special Festive Fiesta performance.

Teal is at the venue tomorrow to coincide with the release of her new Christmas album.

Clare and her band are part of a 1950s themed cocktail party of sounds and songs made famous by the likes of Peggy Lee, Doris Day, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald plus brand new originals, all delivered with her inimitable style and flair plus a huge dollop of down to earth charm.

Teal, 40, was brought up in Yorkshire and developed an interest in jazz from an early age, remaining unmoved by by the likes of 1980s pop stars Nik Kershaw and Simon Le Bon, swayed instead by the thrill of 1930’s jazz and swing music.

A student of the organ, piano and clarinet, she studied music at university and after graduation entered the world of jingle writing. At 23 she took a break to sell advertising over the telephone but soon found her way back to the musical fold and after making her first jazz record was immediately snapped up by Candid Records, before signing with Sony in 2004.

The result was Don’t Talk which reached the top 20 in the album charts. The critically acclaimed Paradisi Carousel and Get Happy followed, as did awards – Clare was voted British Jazz Singer of the Year 2005 and 2007 and BBC Jazz Singer of the Year 2006.

Clare is equally at home on the stage as she is on the airwaves, presenting Sunday Night At 10, Big Band Special and Friday Night Is Music Night for BBC Radio 2. Proud of her Northern roots she still finds time to write a weekly column for the Yorkshire Post.

For ticket details for Clare’s appearance at the Sands, call 01253 625262.