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Paul L Martin presents

Paul L Martin presents

Up-and-coming performers are hand-picked to perform their first solo or cabaret show under the guidance of Paul L Martin, director of Excess All Areas.

Paul L Martin presents is an opportunity for emerging performers to be supported as they learn the nuts and bolts of putting on their own work, from liaising with the venue to managing ticket sales. Many of these performers had their first taste of performing cabaret to a London audience at Cheese ‘n’ Crackers and Cabaret Confidential. On occasion we also work with more established artists who are looking to introduce themselves, or make a triumphant return, to the cabaret scene.

The Songs of Gavin Brock: From Neverland to TobagoThe Songs of Gavin Brock: From Neverland to Tobago

Tuesday February 21st – doors 7:00pm, show 8:30pm

Featuring a glittering cast of seasoned cabaret and West End performers, ‘From Neverland to Tobago’ is a showcase of brand new musical theatre writing, exhibiting a variety of exciting material from emerging songwriter Gavin Brock.

Featuring the vocal talents of Sarah Lark, Jamie Anderson, Gary Bland, Jodee Conrad, Lorayne Constance, Emily Davis, Priscilla Fere, Larissa Hunter, Liza Keast, Tamasine Kimber, Ido Gonen, Duane Gooden, Dale Mathurin, Bradley Riches, Liam Roust, Arabella Rodrigo and accompanied by Birgitta Kenyon (A Girl Called Fred), ‘From Neverland to Tobago’ will take the audience through a whirlwind tour of song from Edwardian England to modern-day Tobago, with some fantastical pit-stops along the way.

Not to be missed!!!

Buy tickets for £12

All profits will be donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital & Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.

Mark Bunyan and FriendsMark Bunyan and Friends

Tuesday February 28th – doors 7:30pm, show 8:00pm

Paul L Martin Presents… Mark Bunyan and Friends

The UK’s first openly gay cabaret artiste shares his iconic material with a new generation of singers for the very first time.

Joined onstage by a host of today’s hottest cabaret talent, the award-winning Mark Bunyan (“one of London’s best kept musical [and] comedy cabaret secrets” – The Stage) gives us his latest offering of wit and whimsy at Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club. Described as a “comedian à la Oscar Wilde with piano as guest” (The List, Edinburgh) this is a night not to be missed.

The “astonishingly versatile” (The Scotsman) Bunyan is an award-winning musician, lyricist, playwright and novelist. He has been performing at, or near, the piano since 1978 and has entertained audiences across the UK, Europe, and the USA.

In 1983, Mark co-founded the Pink Singers (Europe’s oldest gay community choir) and in 1995 he was canonised as St Mark of the Musical Tendency by LGBT activists the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

In 2012, he was the subject of Looking At You Productions’ film Mark Bunyan: Very Nearly Almost Famous; a 2013 official selection at Frameline 37’s San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.

Over the course of his career, Mark has been described as “one of London’s best kept cabaret secrets” (The Stage) and “one of the great comedians at the piano” (Ned Sherrin, Loose Ends, BBC Radio 4). Time Out magazine named him Critics Choice, calling him “an ‘out’ Noel Coward. Excellent.”

Buy tickets for £10

Mark Bunyan and FriendsMark Bunyan and Friends

Tuesday March 28th – doors 7:30pm, show 8:00pm

Paul L Martin Presents… Mark Bunyan and Friends

The UK’s first openly gay cabaret artiste shares his iconic material with a new generation of singers for the very first time.

Joined onstage by a host of today’s hottest cabaret talent, the award-winning Mark Bunyan (“one of London’s best kept musical [and] comedy cabaret secrets” – The Stage) gives us his latest offering of wit and whimsy at Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club. Described as a “comedian à la Oscar Wilde with piano as guest” (The List, Edinburgh) this is a night not to be missed.

The “astonishingly versatile” (The Scotsman) Bunyan is an award-winning musician, lyricist, playwright and novelist. He has been performing at, or near, the piano since 1978 and has entertained audiences across the UK, Europe, and the USA.

In 1983, Mark co-founded the Pink Singers (Europe’s oldest gay community choir) and in 1995 he was canonised as St Mark of the Musical Tendency by LGBT activists the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

In 2012, he was the subject of Looking At You Productions’ film Mark Bunyan: Very Nearly Almost Famous; a 2013 official selection at Frameline 37’s San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.

Over the course of his career, Mark has been described as “one of London’s best kept cabaret secrets” (The Stage) and “one of the great comedians at the piano” (Ned Sherrin, Loose Ends, BBC Radio 4). Time Out magazine named him Critics Choice, calling him “an ‘out’ Noel Coward. Excellent.”

Buy tickets for £10