PERTH jazz singer Cathrine Summers will set sail on a tour of a lifetime as part of several cruise ship gigs in Europe this year.
Summers, who plans to cram as much as she can into 2018, will also perform three different shows as part of Fringe Festival and plans to release her first album after recently completing a successful crowd funding campaign.
The popular performer said she was lucky enough to score a spot on the BRAVO! Cruise of The Performing Arts UK music festival and was looking forward to the opportunity to perform alongside other international acts.
“I’m actually fortunate to have been ‘found’ in a little venue in Perth by the east coast organisers of these cruises,” she said.
“I’ll be performing alongside the likes of Alfie Boe, Katherine Jenkins, Julian Welch, The Celtic Tenors, the National Symphonic Orchestra and many more amazing acts across the week.
“We travel from the UK, to France and Spain.
“By the end of 2018 I will have been lucky enough to have performed on three BRAVO international cruises.”
Having recently raised almost $15,000 to create her album, Summers said while the album was still a while away, she was now working with others on arrangements to get it to where she wanted.
“Recording an album of this calibre is a pretty big challenge,” she said.
“I wanted to produce a professional studio, epic 15 track album with beautifully considered arrangements, working with some of the best musicians in Perth that I wanted to pay properly.
“I’ve been working with the guys on arrangements and rehearsals for a few months and we’ve just laid down some of the arrangements.
“It’s nowhere near finished yet and with Fringe Festival shows around the corner I’ve kind of put it on pause – just for now.”
Summers will perform at three locations as part of this year’s Fringe Festival including The Ellington, Lamont’s Bishops House and Henry Summer in Northbridge, a festival she said she was honoured to be part of.
“My three shows are L’Amour Du Jazz – Jazz, Love and Paris in the ‘30s, Swing Time with Summers and Vintage Hollywood Jazz,” she said.
“My French shows, L’Amour Du Jazz – Jazz, Love and Paris in the ‘30s at Henry Summer which will include a full five-piece jazz band, while My Swing Time with Summers show at Lamont’s Bishops House is set to be a wonderful evening in the city in the beautiful al fresco rose garden setting.
“Vintage Hollywood Jazz at The Ellington is an upbeat cheeky show with an old Hollywood Jazz sound where I will be presenting lively classics showcasing musicals and movie hits from the Vintage Hollywood Jazz era.”
For more information visit www.cathrinesummers.com.au.