John Lariviere pays tribute to one of America’s most prolific composers and lyricists. Johnny Mercer was the co-founder of Capitol Records, and the recipient of four Academy Awards. He wrote for Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and Hollywood – leaving behind such hits as “Blues in the Night,” “Satin Doll,” “Skylark,” “Autumn Leaves,” “I Remember You,” “Laura,” and “Moon River.”
“South Florida’s John Lariviere croons, he belts, he has a voice of the gods. His hour show at the Club Plaza Cabaret is devoted to the Songs of Johnny Mercer, and it is a marriage made in musical heaven.”
Cabaret Scenes Magazine
“Talented cabaret and concert singer John Lariviere sings his tribute to the music of Broadway with a voice reminiscent of a young Jon Raitt. Filled with power and passion, his is a voice worthy of Broadway itself!”
Alan Buckingham, Tampa Times
Meet the Performers
Cabaret, concert and jazz singer John Lariviere regularly headlines throughout Florida, specializing in music from Broadway and the American Songbook. He has sung live on TV on The Suncoast View and Live with Iris Acker, and live on the radio on KDW (97.5FM) and WLRN (91.3FM). Venice Theatre audiences have enjoyed his cabaret shows as part of past Summer Cabaret Festivals.
Phil Hinton has arranged, played on and conducted more than 200 albums for artists such as Anthony Newley, Shirley Bassey, Howard Keel, Vince Hill, Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Paul McCartney. He also was personal music director to British singing star, Vince Hill, for ten years, and was musical director and pianist on Engelbert Humperdink’s 2013 tour of Australia and New Zealand. Since emigrating to the USA in 1994 he has performed classical and jazz piano recitals around the country and on numerous cruise ships; and music directed countless musical theatre productions.