Lorri Strauss (Vocals) and Clifford Cooper (Piano) bring you The Fabulous Baker Boys. They have a wide repertoire of swing and jazz songs that can be tailored for your particular event or audience. This dynamic team is perfect for a sophisticated event bringing glamour and style to the stage with Lorri’s incredible vocals and Clifford’s musical genius. This show is easy listening with its recognizable melodies such as Evergreen, Cry me a river, L.O.V.E, Orange coloured sky and Smile.
Clifford Cooper is a musical graduate from Pretoria Technikon. He has performed with the countries’ top artists such as Judy Page, Nataniel, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Sibongile Mngoma and Wendy Oldfield to mention but a few. He has been Musical Director and pianist for major theatrical productions including, “Rocky Horror”, “Little Shop Of Horrors”, “Summer Holiday”, “The Official Tribute To The Blues Brothers”, “Naked Boys Singing” , “Motown Gold”, ”Motown Magic” , “Sisters In Song” , “Boogie Nights”, the world tour of “Spirit of Broadway”, South African tour of “Fame”, The Lion King (Associate MD), Mile High with Cathy Specific and The Rocky Horror Show 2008. In the Uk; ‘Beauty and the Beast”, a pantomime starring Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee in 2007/ 8 and Snow White the Pantomime in 2008/9. He was also associate musical director for Popstars South Africa 1 and 2.
Clifford arranges, composes and produces music and has released a solo piano album. He also produces and organizes entertainment and shows for corporate functions and launches; clients include SAA, Cell C, Daimler Chrysler, Deloitte, Bidvest, Sappi, Ster Kinekor, BMW and Citibank. Highlights of his career include playing piano with the Philharmonic Orchestra in a tribute to Gerry Bosman, winning the Vita Award for best musical in 1997 for “The Official Tribute to the Blues Brothers” being Musical Director for the new BMW 3 series launch where he worked with the world renowned Cirque Du Soleil.
Lorri Strauss is one of South Africa’s top actresses and vocalists, Lorri played the role of “Nicole” for a year on the ETV soap opera Backstage. She has also performed as a front liner in the musical revue “Blondes” at the Performer theatre, as the lead singer in “The Music in You” at Emperors Palace Casino and as the lead singer in Carlo Spetu’s production of “Hot Shock” at Carnival City. In 2006 Lorri appeared in the national tour of “We Will Rock You”, in 2007 she understudied the lead “Maureen” in the Hazel Feldman’s production of “Rent” and in 2008 played the role of “Janet” in “The Rocky Horror Show” at the Victory theatre. Lorri finished fourth in the MNET reality TV contest “High School Musical Spotlight SA” and most recently was a lead vocalists in “Sisters in Song”.