Win tickets to see The Karpenters

PUBLISHED: 07:00 21 June 2012

The Karpenters

The Karpenters

Paramount PR

THE timeless classics of The Carpenters will reverberate around The Playhouse Theatre in Weston next month.

The Karpenters, a top tribute act to the hugely popular duo, will entertain an audience at the theatre in High Street on July 12.

Richard and Karen Carpenter enjoyed unrivalled chart success in the 1970s as The Carpenters, and now Laurie Briggs and Jason Scott will recreate the music and the magic of that decade.

Together with the four-piece Karpenters Band, they will perform all the songs made so famous by The Carpenters, such as Close To You, Masquerade, Top Of The World, Sing, Rainy Days and Mondays, Superstar and Please Mr Postman.

The Karpenters were formed in 2002. Laurie Briggs has performed since she was a teenager having studied at the Yorkshire College of Music and Drama and has performed across the UK and toured the world.

Jason Scott has worked as a freelance pianist, musical director and lecturer in jazz piano at Leeds Music College for the past 15 years.

They will be joined onstage by saxophonist and flautist Russell Henderson, drummer Caroline Boaden, guitarist Richard Jevons and bassist Colin Sutton.

Tickets for the show, priced £15-16.50, are available from the box office on 01934 645544 or at www.theplayhouse.co.uk

n The Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer three readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show.

To enter the competition simply answer the following question: Which decade did The Carpenters enjoy their success in?

Send your answer, along with your name, address and a daytime telephone number, to The Karpenters competition, Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW by 9am on June 29.

Alternatively click on the link at the top right of the article to enter the competition.

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

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