Peter Fox at Signature

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.

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