Music in the United Kingdom
The Carpenters Story is a hugely popular concert-style production that continues to surprise audiences across the UK like it's the first time around. Many people comment that they would visit this production again.
It's worth noting that Claire Furley's vocals as well as artistic director Phil Aldridge take centre stage, and the accompaniment of Richard Lynn Carpenter's original orchestral arrangements performed by live musicians and with a backdrop of contemporary video projection across the stage adds to the atmosphere and impact for this production.
Its includes all the hits from the Carpenters. Worth noting are:
- We've Only Just Begun (released in 1971);
- A Song For You (released in 1972);
- Rainy Days and Mondays (released in 1971) and many others.
The tour starts on 28 May at Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ.
The full tour schedule can be found here.
Richard Carpenter is a musician, singer and arranger. He is also a founding member of the Carpenters. It is worth noting that the band includes Richard's sister Karen Carpenter. He also plays the piano.
In 1969 Richard signed a contract with A&M Records as he knew Herb Alpert, co-owner of the studio.