UK singer Clare Teal stunned a packed audience at Scarborough jazz festival by making a surprise appearance on stage during a concert by Ian Shaw. The singer, signed to Sony records, had headlined the festival the day before where she had played to a sold out auditorium and was presumed by all the festival goers to be on her way to Durham for a concert at The Gala Theatre, but Clare stayed behind specially to sing with her friend who promptly returned the favour by travelling onto Durham with Clare after his show to surprise her Durham audience by singing three songs with her.
“It was such a wonderful surprise, we hadn’t managed to get into Clare’s concert on the Friday and almost leapt out of our seats when Ian (Shaw) introduced her during his show..they were magical together, it really made our festival.” Val Anderson (Audience member)
Ian Shaw, who recently signed to Linn Records, first met Clare when he performed the duet “Let’s Not Take A Raincheck” for her album “Orsino’s Songs” in 2002 and they have been friends ever since. So successful was their collaboration that they are taking to the road together for a series of dates at the end of this year, including the 1Ten Club, Birmingham (Dec 9th & 10th) and Cranleigh Arts Centre, Surrey on Tuesday 20th December. For more details see www.clareteal.co.uk or www.ianshaw.biz
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