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Paula Johns & Michael Richard Kelly
with The Tom Adams Trio
Tom Adams on piano, Steve Varner on bass, and Grant MacAvoy on drums
Paula Johns is an accomplished cabaret singer and jazz vocalist who hails from Philadelphia. She is often compared to Ella Fitzgerald and other great contemporaries of that era, but Paula brings her own distinctive panache to each song she sings, especially the songs from The Great American Songbooks. With a voice like butter, she enjoys a great lyric that tugs at your heartstring, as well as a lyric that’ll make you fall off your seat with laughter. Her passion for the music ignites the emotions of her audiences and allows them to feel the stories that each song tells.
Entertainment director and co-owner of Dino’s Backstage, Michael has been a professional singer for over 35 years. He came to Philadelphia in 1983 to do the musical spoof “Forbidden Broadway” at The Bellevue-Strattford, and performed for the royal family of Monaco in 1985 when performing “The All Night Strut” at The Casino De Monte Carlo for a month. He did his first cabaret show at Odette’s in New Hope, Pennsylvania in 1987, and he found that it was the perfect medium for him.
In 1995, Michael, won “Philadelphia Magazine’s – Best of Philly® – Cabaret Act-1995” after performing for over a year at “The Club Above”, in Philadelphia. Michael also won “Philadelphia Magazine’s – Best of Philly® – Pet Boutique-1998” for his shop at 12th & Pine Streets in Philadelphia, “…and Toto, too !”
dinner seating at 7:00 p.m.
showtime at 8:30 p.m.
$30 ticket / $20 food & beverage