WA-born Simone Craddock was based in London for 20 years, performing in Europe’s most prestigious venues, including Ronnie Scotts, Houses of Parliament, and Australia House. She has a presence born of leading roles on the West End stage & International tours of Annie, Jesus Christ Superstar, Dirty Dancing, and Hello Dolly! Simone played the Edinburgh Fringe & London Jazz Festival, returning home to win the 2020 Music & Musicals Award for her FRINGE WORLD debut, Nina, Love Simone. Since then, Simone has produced and starred in sold-out seasons at State Theatre Centre of WA and Government House Ballroom. She has performed as guest soloist with Perth Symphony Orchestra, starred in Cabaret De Paris at His Majesty's Theatre, and recently sang Australia's National Anthem at Government House.
Birth of the Blues! Simone Craddock Combo
About this event
From the traditional spirituals of the Deep South to Rock 'n' Roll, Country & blues-feel standards, no one can resist the rhythmic lure & laughter of the Blues! Simone & her star-studded band summon the legends of the blues with the songs and stories of Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson, Amy Winehouse, Sammy Davis Jnr and more.
Simone Craddock won the 2020 FRINGE WORLD Music & Musicals Award for her critically acclaimed, box office smash-hit, Nina, Love Simone. In 2021 she went on to sweep the Music & Musicals awards for her sold-out seasons of Ella & Louis and Birth of the Blues! Tonight she returns to The Ballroom with her band of Perth Powerhouses, for a toe-tapping, hip-swaying, life-affirming resurrection of Birth of the Blues!
"Wonderful storyteller, incredible singer" Fringefeed, 2021