comedy genius 84 year old
Sol Bernstein is the comic creation of Steve Jameson, himself a top comedy performer. Sol Bernstein has performed 2 solo show’s. “ALMOST ALIVE” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2003 winning a “Spirit of the Fringe award”, and “ALMOST ALIVE 11″ in 2004 ” One part Alf Garnett, two parts Mel Brooks, and three parts like nothing you’ve ever heard” The Guardian “An instantly winning creation” Evening Standard “No age barrier to comic genius” Edinburgh Evening News “Bernstein’s the real deal, you’d better believe it” The Scotsman Yes it’s true! After 25 years of semi retirement, playing nursing homes, Sol Bernstein is back where he belongs, in smokey nightclubs performing to drunks. The legend that is Sol Bernstein escaped the Pogroms in Russia, the Nazis in Germany, and went on to become the World’s 1st all-round entertainer. He’s a song and dance man, a comedian, a magician, an actor, a Jazz musician (Sol was rated “BEST TRIANGLE” player in the USA in the 50’s by performers like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington ). Also rated the best impersonator EVER!! He’s performed all over the world at venues including The London Palladium, New York’s Carnegie Hall, The Paris Olympia, Caesars Palace Las Vegas, and Scunthorpe Baths, but it’s at night clubs where Sol really comes to life. His charisma, his style, his catch phrase “why don’t you put on a tie” his chutzpah, put it all together and you see the magic that is Sol Bernstein. He’s the man who helped the career’s of Elvis Presley. Marcel Marceau (and never even got a “Thank you”) and even the Beatles were influenced. He’s worked with, and been friends with, some of the worlds GREATEST performers, Elvis, Judy Garland, The Rat Pack, Lenny Bruce, Jack Benny, George Burns, Milton Berle, Doris Day, Tommy Cooper, Eric Morecambe, Eddie Large Most young performers will mention Sol B as a major influence. A major influence to do what, we aren’t sure, but an influence never the less! “Sol broke all the barriers” Lenny Bruce “He’s the greatest” Frank Sinatra.
CELLIST VOCALIST COMEDIENNE
Kate Shortt is an award winning freelance cellist, pianist, vocalist and comedienne. Her work takes her through eclectic genres including Portuegese Fado, Classical, Jazz, Theatre, Rock, Comedy and Free improvisation. Past work with pop artists include Gary Kemp of Spandeau Ballet, Take That and Simon Le Bon. Kate performs her unique one woman sit-down comedy show with cello, keyboard plus more with original songs of life observation, impressions and topics ranging from Jewish cats to love and Bach! Festivals include Edinburgh/Madrid Gras for Classic Fm/Covent Garden and Austria. Radio includes BBC Scottish radio/Birmingham radio. ...‘Really gets the blood racing’...Brighton Magazine ...’She twists the dials of our genre sensitive mind, hopping from station to station like a pre-digital radio sliding in and out of wave bands’...Alban Low -The art of Jazz ...’Wild cellist with wide ranging vocals’... The Stage ...’Stomach achingly funny’... Fleece Jazz News