03. March 2018 - 14:45 till 17:45
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WeGotTickets MCA Quarter-Final 2 with EARL OKIN | The Phoenix, Cavendish Square | Saturday, 03. March 2018

Limited £8 tix for QF1 or a handful of Phoenix Passes (4 remaining shows for £12) available here:

Now in its 10th year, the WeGotTickets Musical Comedy Awards is an annual competition to support, promote, expose and celebrate the best emerging musical comedians in the UK. If you are a fan of musical comedy acts such as Tim Minchin, Flight of the Conchords and Bill Bailey, you'll love this show!

Over the years, the MCAs have provided a launch pad to superstar acts like Frisky and Mannish (2009 Finalists), Abandoman (2010 winners) and Jay Foreman (Best Newcomer 2009 and now touring with Dave Gorman) and created a thriving independent platform to celebrate the artform that is musical comedy. Other acts that have featured as headliners in our shows include DAVID O' DOHERTY, BO BURNHAM, RUBBERBANDITS, MITCH BENN, ABANDOMAN, PIPPA EVANS, TOM BASDEN, ISY SUTTIE, GINGER & BLACK, EARL OKIN, WILSON DIXON, FRISKY & MANNISH, JO NEARY, MR B THE GENTLEMAN RHYMER, SARAH-LOUISE YOUNG, ADAMS & REA and many more.

So the tenth MCA begins! The top 40 musical comedy acts will be selected from online entries to the Musical Comedy Awards facebook page and will then battle it out in the heats at the Phoenix through to the Final at the Udderbelly in April (date tbc). Come along for an amazing Saturday afternoon of musical comedy entertainment and vote for your favourite eight acts to progress through to the next round! The two acts with the highest amount of audience and judge votes will progress directly through to the final!

Competing in QF2 are the folllowing ace acts:

Olley Matthews
Rhiannon Hopkins
Luke Courtier
Archie Henderson
Edy Hurst
Joe Jacobs
Stiff & Kitsch
Diva ******
Bennet Kavanagh
Charlotte Brooke
David *****

Headlining Quarter-Final 2 is the legendary Earl Okin!

Earl Okin is one of the finest Jazz and Bossa Nova singer/musicians around, just as popular in Brazil and Australia (not to mention all over mainland Europe), as in the UK.

His career has involved him performing at every major venue in London from The Royal Albert Hall to The Palladium, and alongside such jazz giants as Stephane Grappelli to Benny Carter and such cabaret legends as Barbara Cook and Michael Feinstein.

He is also one of this country’s finest songwriters, so, alongside classic songs by Gershwin, Ellington and Jobim, you may well hear one or two of Okin’s own classics!

Age does not matter for he appeals to all from 17 to senility…master of the art of cabaret.’ (Evening News) Edinburgh Festival.

‘Multi-talented musical supremo’ – Time Out