The Lady Killers is a dream team of New Zealand’s finest female singers and entertainers. From a whisper to a scream and everything in between, these divas make beautiful music dripping in harmony.
The Lady Killers belongs to the grand vocal harmony tradition spanning gospel to the girl group, power pop to R&B, with a little bit of rock thrown in for good measure. The show is a wild ride through music history. It’s sophisticated glamour and a dazzling vocal tour de force all rolled into one gorgeous super duper deluxe package. But the Spice Girls they ain’t. For a start they’re not girls, they’re women. They’re well seasoned professionals doing what they do best – singing from the heart and soul.
A Lady Killers performance is a dazzling vocal tour de force full of wonderful pin-drop moments, warmly presented by three women who know how to entertain and have a good laugh too!
Featuring Suzanne Lynch, Tina Cross and Jackie Clarke.
Suzanne Lynch grew up in front of the country as one half of the seminal pop duo The Chicks. She then took to the world stage working with Cat Stevens, Neil Sedaka, Cleo Lane, Lulu, the Walker Bros, Charles Aznavour, Olivia Newton John and Leo Sayer – to name a few. She even sang BVs on the original recording of Kung Fu Fighting – how cool is that! Her successful solo career includes TV, recordings, touring and a three-season stint as the vocal coach on NZ Idol. Suzanne Lynch is a former recipient of the NZ Entertainer of the Year award and in 2001 was awarded the MNZM. She is the ultimate singer’s singer, much loved and respected by everyone in the industry and in 2006 released her first solo album in 20 years, Colour of Summer. Suzanne is currently putting hopeful contestants through their paces on the NZ season of Stars in Their Eyes.
Tina Cross is a pop princess turned musical theatre star at the very top of her game. As a recording artist, Tina conquered the charts on both sides of the Tasman. As an entertainer she’s worked in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and Asia and appeared with Sammy Davis Jnr, Tom Jones and Meatloaf. In musical theatre Ms Cross has triumphed in lead roles in Chicago, Once Were Warriors, Boogie Nights, The Rocky Horror Show, Cats and the Australian production of Sisterella. Tina Cross also plays a mean ukulele! Most recently Tina received the ONZM and had us all on the edge of our seats watching her pasa doble, cha cha and waltz on Dancing With The Stars 2008. The critics sum it up: “magnificent and mesmerizing’ (The Age, Melbourne).
Jackie Clarke is the original jack-of-all-trades with her huge voice, personality and wicked sense of humour. She’s instantly recognisable from doing time as a judge on NZ Idol and as part of the kiwiana trio When the Cat’s Been Spayed. Jackie’s a TV regular, appearing on Here To Stay, Xmas in the Park, hosting TV2’s National Anthem Music Weekend, judging Showcase and in sketch comedy as part of the popular Semesi family on Skitz. Recent stage appearances include her star turn in Sweet Charity, A Christmas Carol, Mum’s The Word, The Underwatermelonman, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and the Grey Lynn Primary School Aloha Night! Jack’s also sung with Annie Crummer, Dave Dobbyn, Wayne Mason, that famous band the NZSO and many more. Jackie Clark is a member of alt country band The Darlings (debut album The Cicada Sessions Ode Records) and the a cappella gospel choir Jubilation.
The Concert: A 20-50 minute ‘unplugged’ mini-concert featuring Tina, Jackie, and Suzie accompanied by Grant Winterburn on piano.
The Dance: 2 hours of high energy dance covers.