July 24, 2011
Last night I saw Peter Fox perform his show, Be Yourself , as part of the Signature Theatre Sizzlin’ Summer Cabaret series. It was a very pleasant, tuneful hour combining songs from a variety of genres and personal anecdotes from Fox.
Backed by a trio, the evening had a certain “lounge” vibe. Around the World and I’ve Got the World on a String in particular seemed to take advantage of his capable jazz trio. Fox’s high tenor has an appealing warmth, with a quality more peach fuzz than velvet. It was particularly appealing in unadorned ballads like David Friedman’s I Can Hold You (also one of the highlights of his debut CD, Peter Fox). The most effective moment of the show was when he told a funny and touching story about his father followed by the Luther Vandross/Richard Marx song Dance with My Father Again.
Here’s what he sang:
- The a Kid Inside / The Way You Look Tonight
- Someone to Watch Over Me
- Around the World
- I’ve Got the World on a String
- ‘Til There Was You
- Dance With My Father Again
- On My Way Here
- Lean on Me
- I Can Hold You
- The Best Is Yet to Come
And don’t forget to check out the many other events that are part of Signature’s Sizzlin’ Summer Cabaret series.
September 28, 2010
In an admirable combination of music and activism, Peter Fox just released “Change The World,” a commemorative rock-anthem that will be the official song of the upcoming AIDS Walk Washington.
The single, composed by Holly Montgomery, Tom Nichols, and Fox, is available for download now . Fox’s organization is donating all sales proceeds from every downloaded single for four weeks to the Whitman-Walker Clinic, through October 23, 2010.
Fox will perform “Change the World” live for the first time at the 24th Annual AIDS Walk Washington scheduled to take place at Freedom Plaza in Washington the morning of Saturday, October 2. Benefiting the HIV/AIDS programs of DC’s Whitman-Walker Clinic, AIDS Walk Washington is a fundraising 5K walk and timed run.
“I have always wanted my music to inspire people,” said Fox. “I hope this song will encourage those that hear it to become more involved in the issues dearest to their hearts. I truly believe that a simple song that really evokes a truth can change the world for the better.” Nichols, who also serves as Fox’s producer added “It’s really very simple…we want folks to download and enjoy the song, support the Clinic, and if possible, join the AIDS Walk!”
For more information about joining the AIDS Walk, or supporting those that are registered, please visit http://www.AIDSWalkWashington.org. For information about the programs and services of the Whitman Walker Clinic, plea visit www.WWC.org
In short, it’s just $1.29 and you get to support both a large-hearted local artist and a good cause !!!
July 1, 2010
I hate the fact that circumstances kept me from Peter Fox’s CD release party last Friday, because I think the recording is just terrific. The eponymous recording opens with a swinging The Best is Yet to Come and features a great line up of songs including L-O-V-E and one of my favorite David Friedman songs, I Can Hold You.
Fox sounds terrific on the recording which also features great instrumental backings and terrifically un-annoying engineering.
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