RICHARD CARPENTER’S CLOSE TO YOU – Matthew Floyd Jones
Remember this guy? 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 is back on the circuit as a solo act, and he’s only just begun. A multi-talented musician, composer, arranger, orchestrater, producer and engineer – the only thing he doesn’t usually get to do is sing lead. So… where do we go from here? Well, get yourself a ticket to ride, and buckle the hell up.
Richard Carpenter’s Close to You is an epic concert of catchy tunes and harrowing psychological trauma from the smiliest piano player in pop-rock history. A bittersweet dark comedy, full to the brim with classic Carpenters hits, telling the hilariously tragic tale of the ultimate control freak. ‘Cos solitaire really is the only game in town.
Written and performed by Matthew Floyd Jones, the guy to the left behind the piano from Frisky & Mannish.
“Wildly talented” (Independent) “Hugely entertaining” (Guardian) “A terrific lead” (Time Out) “Such a compelling performer” (Exeunt)
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