TIM BEVERIDGE

Tim Beveridge’s career has progressed in leaps and bounds since he abandoned his life as a lawyer some years ago.

Starting in musical theatre, he was one of the youngest performers to play the Phantom in "The Phantom of the Opera” at the early age of 29, then appeared on the world stage by winning a place in the final of the world’s most prestigious music theatre competition, the BBC Voice of Musical Theatre in the UK in both 2000 and 2002 – the only person ever to appear in two consecutive finals. His first recording, "Singer” with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra went gold within four weeks of release.

In 2004 he collaborated with the arranger Russ Garcia (arranger to Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, et al) on a big band recording that culminated in the release of Tim’s second CD, "Come Rain, Come Shine” on the Sony/BMG label in 2004. The album, featuring Buddy Childer’s Big Band and conducted by Russ Garcia, was recorded in Hollywood. Its endorsements included Burt Bacharach lyricist Hal David, among others.

Tim has sung in every major venue in New Zealand as well as the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Concert Hall with well known New Zealand performers such as Sir Howard Morrison, Dame Malvina Major and Hayley Westenra. He has conceived, produced, directed and starred in his own festival productions over the past ten years.

His career as an independent concert producer has seen Tim produce concerts at major venues throughout New Zealand with his Neophonic Orchestra. Among those was "Fly me to the Moon” at Auckland’s Town Hall conducted by Russ Garcia himself and recorded as a live-in-concert album. Other concert highlights include last year’s National tour of his show "VEGAS” and "In Love with Kiri” a special Valentine’s Day event with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, and "The Music is Bond...James Bond”– celebrating the the unforgettable songs and music associated with the world’s most famous spy – 007…

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