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Richard Carpenter is Close to You

Wed 2nd – Sun 27th Aug 2017

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

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Matthew Floyd Jones

SUMMARY

"Richard Carpenter was my very first musical inspiration growing up. It all started with him. And he's the only person who knows more about being the piano player in a duo with a wonderful female singer than me. It's the part I was born to play!" Matthew Floyd Jones

He used to be on top of the world, looking down on creation, to the left of (and slightly behind) his kid sister, the iconic late superstar Karen Carpenter. Nowadays, “Richard Carpenter is Close to You” sees our hero back on the circuit, and solitaire really is the only game in town.

In the 1970s The Carpenters; brother and sister Richard Carpenter and Karen Carpenter, were one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In the 2010s, Frisky and Mannish the musical duo comprising of Matthew Floyd Jones and Laura Corcoran became the most popular seriocomic-mashparodic-bapsbotty-infotainment duo the Edinburgh fringe had ever seen. Now Matthew Floyd Jones (the guy to the left behind the piano in F&M), combines the two in first major solo show - Richard Carpenter is Close to You.

THIS PARODY SHOW IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH RICHARD CARPENTER IN ANY WAY. IT IS A WORK OF FICTION INSPIRED BY HIS LEGACY AND INTENDED WITH LOVE. IF BIRDS SUDDENLY APPEAR, THAT'S HONESTLY JUST A COINCIDENCE

“Superb and uncontrollable” The Times

“Wildly talented” Independent****

“Effortless” Observer****

Admission:

Underbelly, George Square

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