Richard Finch Turner
A sensational vocalist with an impressive breadth of classy popular songs… Jazz & Swing Favourites, Opera to Classical, Pop & Party Tunes, Musical and Movie Greats.
Richard is the complete performer. Highly professional, a breathtaking vocalist, very popular with audiences, has an impressive repertoire, and a nicer man you could not wish to meet.
His sets can feature music by great artists such as
Dean Martin / Frank Sinatra / Matt Monro / Tony Bennett / Andy Williams / Bobby Darin / Michael Buble / Anthony Newley / Nat King Cole / Sammy Davis Jnr… Jazz & Swing Standards.
Through to FABULOUS PARTY TUNES BY ARTISTS SUCH AS….
Lionel Richie, Elvis, Van Morrisson, Luther Vandross, The Monkees, Neil Diamond, The Beatles, Take That
Robbie Williams, Barry Manilow, Tom Jones, Randy Crawford, Harry Connick Jnr, The Bee Gees, Barry White, George Benson, Rick Astley, Dionne Warwick, Spandau Ballet, The Real Thing, Carole KIng, Rose Royce
Although a competent musician and natural singer, after seeing the famous “Three Tenors” concert during the 1990 World Cup, Richard felt singing was his calling, and he enrolled for classical voice training at The Blackheath Conservatoire in London. He had weekly lessons for the next 4 years, and it totally changed the musical direction he was heading in.
Richard is very comfortable and natural when singing songs from that Golden Age of contemporary singing from the 1920’s to the 1960’s. Songs from “The Great American Songbook” and show tunes; composed by the song writing luminaries including Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern and Rogers and Hammerstein. Having classical training gave his voice greater power, range and flexibility.
Richard’s smooth and rich baritone voice will lend a touch of class and elegance to many events and occasions. From romantic and intimate ballads to jazz and swing greats. Classic foot stompers that will get the party swinging.
He can also wow your guests and bestow an air of sophistication on your event by singing powerful operatic arias including The Toreador’s Song from Carmen and Non piu andrai from The Marriage of Figaro. You will find that Richard is one of the most versatile vocalists on the scene today.
Richard has been influenced by most of the great swing and jazz singers, and cites Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Vic Damone, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Al Bowlly, and of course, Frank Sinatra, but his favourites are without doubt, Matt Monro and Tony Bennett.
Richard is performer and MC. Tiger Entertainment ‘SHOWSTOPPERS’ cabaret shows. Tribute to the Magic of The Movies & Musicals.
A selection of songs which Richard performs are:
Romantic and intimate ballads
– Perfect for wedding breakfasts’ and cocktail parties.
- All the Things You Are
- The Very Thought of You
- Hello Young Lovers from the King and I
- Some Enchanted Evening from South Pacific
- Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Jazz and Swing greats
– Classic foot stompers that will get the party swinging.
- Night and Day
- Autumn Leaves
- I’ve Got You Under My Skin
- Come Fly With Me
- Let’s Face the Music and Dance