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.