TY JEFFRIES RETURNS TO ZEDEL
Piano playing singer-songwriter and comedian, Ty Jeffries, is best known in the world of cabaret as his alter ego Miss Hope Springs. Ty now steps out of the shadows and into the spotlight to perform his original songs and talk about his rather extraordinary life.
As a child living between Pinewood and Hollywood while his father, Lionel Jeffries, was making movies such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Camelot, he met Salvador Dali, Maurice Chevalier and even danced with Fred Astaire.
In the 80s, Ty was a top model working for Jean Paul Gaultier, Comme De Garçons and he was a regular fixture of British, American, French and Italian Vogue. He was befriended by Andy Warhol and featured in the pages of Interview Magazine. In his 20s, Ty was mentored by Oscar winning composer Vangelis and later signed to Elton John's publishing company, Rocket Music.
Over the years Ty paid his dues performing at Langhan's Brasserie, The Ritz Hotel, a gay sauna, a deconsecrated crypt and a mausoleum before, as Miss Hope Springs, becoming one of the resident artists at Crazy Coqs in 2012. In 2016 he appeared at the Lincoln Centre in NYC as part of his hugely successful US tour and in 2017 sold out The Wigmore Hall (the first nonclassical artist to do so).
This show will also feature tracks from his solo classical piano CD, Dusk in the Luxembourg Gardens, as recently featured on BBC Radio 3's Essential Classics show.