Liza Pulman sings Streisand
Liza Pulman Sings Streisand
‘Liza Pulman Sings Streisand’ does what it says on the tin. It doesn’t attempt to be a tribute show, an impersonation or a life story. Instead it is a talented singer performing some of Streisand’s classic songs as well as a few of the more unusual ones.
It is shows like this that live or die on the talent of the front woman but luckily Liza Pulman has plenty of star quality of her own. Her own dry and slightly cheeky sense of humour comes through in spades but it is her voice that does most of the talking for her! She is able to turn her hand to a variety of styles throughout the night from the more upbeat jazzy numbers to slow ballads such as ‘You Don’t Bring Me Flowers.’ She performs all of these styles with ease and has an utter blast doing so.
The song choices are wonderfully varied but not so much so that they jar together. Many of the arrangements are also new ones by M.D Joseph Atkins, so whilst we may already be familiar with the songs these new arrangements provide a fresh take, something I am sure Streisand herself would approve of.
Performing alongside Pulman was a 6 piece band, the Stardust Band, covering far more than 6 instruments between them- everything from an accordion to a saxophone was utilised and playing the new arrangements particularly they sounded great together.
The show is also peppered with facts about Streisand, often with interesting background facts on the song Pulman is about to perform. This combined with Pulman’s aforementioned dry sense of humour made the links between songs enjoyable and gave Pulman her own stamp of the evening.
This is a show that Streisand fans will adore but ones that fans of a great singer and a good band can also appreciate and enjoy equally.
To find out more about Liza Pulman visit her website.