Steven’s new arrangements of mostly early Beatle hits add a jazzy tone and somewhat different sound to songs that are known by all. From his opening number I Saw Her Standing There to his very moving closing number Imagine, Chera’s very pleasant baritone provides a somewhat different sound to these classic songs.
His up-tempo swinging version of Something and his performances of Yesterday and In My Life were among the evening’s highlights. A swinging trio, led by pianist and musical director Bob Kaye, backed Mr.Chera for the evening of Beatlemania.
Written by Ron Forman for broadwayshowbiz.com
Steven Chera has been working intensely for the past six months with Shellen Lubin (his Director/Vocal Arranger) and Bob Kaye (his Band Leader/Musical Arranger) on re-inventions of a number of Beatles songs. Up tunes became soulful, ballads became rock, some a little jazzier, some a little funkier, all allowing him–and you–to hear the lyrics and emotions of the songs in a new way.