Nicholas Glover & Wray Live
Julie Nicholas, Sheilah Glover and Willow Wray have been performing together since 1978. They have gleaned a reputation in the Bay Area for their outstanding harmonies, strong solo voices, theatrics and humor. Over the past 25 years they have received four Cabaret Gold awards (including the special Golden Laurel award) and two Cable Car awards for their superlative performances. Bay Area and East Coast critics alike have praised NGW for: Their wide vocal range: 'They are among the best when it comes to singing in almost any musical style.' Larry Kelp, Oakland Tribune Their precise close harmony: 'They blend like a perfect martini.' Calvin Ahlgren, S. F. Chronicle Their humor: 'Wray brought the house down with her nasal voiced parody of Connie Francis.' W. Royal Stokes, Washington Post Their show: 'Marvelously entertaining.' Phil Elwood, S.F. Examiner Their originality: 'They have original material that sets them apart from any other vocal trio past or present.' John S. Wilson, New York Times Following a Broadway bound tour with Barbara Cook in 1986, NGW returned to the Bay Area and each pursued separate careers while continuing to maintain and develop a repertoire which features their impeccable harmony. Their first CD was released in the fall of 1997 consisting of live performances. In addition they have recently released their first album which was recorded in 1983. The album comprises a mixture of jazz and blues as well as a few 'cutting edge' original esoteric pieces all threaded together with their impeccable vocal blend. Nicholas, Glover & Wray pay tribute to harmony. Their musical synergy created from a joint love of blending their musical spirits, seasoned by years of singing together add up to an exciting, uplifting 'marvelously entertaining' evening.