Imagine a rich, sparkling voice, a radiant personality, a repertoire of rare, eclectic, beautiful music, and you’ve only scratched the surface of this highly praised singer and her new show, “Under the Covers with Savi: Songs From a Hopeful Romantic.” In this compelling, intimate concert, Savi takes you on a journey of song and story with a luscious blend of styles--Cabaret, Jazz, Broadway and Opera-Exotica--that will leave you in a state of wonderment.
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019
7066 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90038
Reservations: (323) 467-7444
Cover charge: $15.00 + $12.00 drink minimum
Doors open at 8pm
Sometimes we forget the beauty that surrounds us. When you hear Savi sing, you remember some of the inspiring joys of life.
-- The Santa Monica Star
Listening to Savi sing is pure pleasure. She is by turns adorable, sultry, poised, engaging, and always believable as she casts a musical spell over an audience and communicates the truth in each lyric.
-- Cabaret Scenes Magazine
You have an incredible voice! Never stop singing, ever!
-- Shirley Jones, Academy Award-winning actress and singer
-- Bruce Vilanch, writer, actor, six-time Emmy Award-winner
Savi - your voice is beautiful, and I really love the material!
-- Andrea Marcovicci, the Queen of Cabaret
Under the Covers with Savi: Songs from a Hopeful Romantic
Elliot Zwiebach | Cabaret Scenes
Tom Rolla’s Gardenia, West Hollywood, CA
Listening to Savi sing is pure pleasure. In her first solo cabaret show, she is by turns adorable, sultry, poised, engaging, and always believable as she casts a musical spell over an audience and communicates the truth in each lyric.
Calling herself “a hopeful romantic,” she worked her way through a series of eclectic songs that reflected a range of emotions. Although she never spoke directly about what she’s looking for, her opener—an instrumental version of “Someday My Prince Will Come” (Larry Morey/Frank Churchill) —pretty much gave it away before she entered the room.
The evening included: a dreamy, silky “This Nearly Was Mine” (Rodgers & Hammerstein); a soaring, clarion-like “Bouquet of Blues” (Arthur Hamilton) that showed off her lovely tonal quality; a sultry, haunting, slightly operatic take on “Don’t Smoke in Bed” (Willard Robison); and a soft, relaxed version of “Nice Girls Don’t Stay for Breakfast” (Jerome J. Leshay/Bobby Troup), in which she managed to maintain a demure persona despite the suggestive lyrics.
On the lighter side she was delightfully adorable on the charming “You Gotta S-M-I-L-E” (Mack Gordon/Harry Revel) and on a finger-snapping “Comes Love” (Lew Brown/Sammy H. Stept/Charles Tobias), and she was simple and sincere on Janis Ian’s “Photographs.”
Later, donning a pair of devil horns, Savi performed “I Want to Be Evil” (Lester Judson/Raymond Taylor) with wide-eyed innocence that belied the lyrics. She took a similarly innocent approach— while sticking pins into a prop voodoo doll—on Harry Nilsson’s “Without Her (Him).”
While she excelled at communicating with the audience through the songs’ lyrics, she made her feelings more tactile as she roamed through the room looking for hugs—and getting them—on “Squeeze Me” (Fats Waller/Clarence Williams).
Savi was backed by a hot trio that included piano, bass, and cello—an instrument that added a moody quality to several songs. The act, which was conceived by Brad Benedict, is scheduled to run once a month through the end of the year.
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