The Fabulous PAULA JOHNS & The Dave Hartl Trio “A Tribute to Dionne Warwick & The Music of Burt Bacharach” CD Release Celebration at The RRazz Room New Hope on August 24, 2018

This Summer 2018, the talent performing at New Hope’s RRazz Room at The Clarion is a diverse mix of world class artists. There is something for all entertainment tastes at the intimate and comfortable Rrazz Room New Hope, located within the Clarion Inn & Suites.

Since opening the Rrazz Room New Hope space in November of 2013, the venue has presented legendary artists who have brought patrons to their feet nightly. The impressive list of performers who have graced The RRazz Room New Hope stage to date include Dick Gregory, Vic Bibitetto, The Kinsey Sicks, Karen Akers, Andrea Marcovicci, Christine Andreas, Maureen McGovern, Karen Mason, Adam Pascal, Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Donna McKechnie, Lee Roy Reams, Andrea McArdle, Kathy Sledge, Deana Martin, Lainie Kazan, Pam Ann, Tom Wopat, Lisa Lampanelli, Leslie Jordan, Well-Strung, Tony DeSare, Linda Lavin, Suede, Joey Arias, Michele Lee, Charles Busch, Rhonda Ross, Sarah Dash, Rex Smith, Linda Purl, Bobby Rydell, Varla Jean Merman, Clint Holmes, Beth Leavel, Judy Gold, The Skivvies, Branden & James, The Trammps, France Joli, Lime, Carol Douglas, Constantine Maroulis, Carson Kressley & Kristine W and countless others.

The RRazz Room New Hope, PA

6426 Lower York Road

New Hope, PA 18938

(located within The Clarion Inn & Suites)

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FOR TICKETS and INFORMATION: or 888-596-1027

Friday, August 24, 2018, 2018 at 8pm

$35 General Admission / $40 Day of Show

The Fabulous Paula Johns is an accomplished cabaret singer and jazz vocalist who hails from Philadelphia. 


& The Dave Hartl Trio

“A Tribute to Dionne Warwick & The Music of Burt Bacharach”  CD Release Celebration

Why Warwick & Bacharach? 

Scorsese and DeNiro. Hitchcock and Kelly. Herzog and Kinski. The arts are filled with pairings of creators and the vessels that best fulfilled their visions. To this list, we can add Bacharach/David and Warwick. From 1961 into the ‘70’s, Burt Bacharach with his writing partner Hal David wrote quirky but catchy pop tunes and turned to Dionne Warwick to give them voice. It was a fruitful partnership that created millions of records sold throughout the years.

Vocalist, Paula Johns, and with the help of her trio, Musical Director/Piano – Dave Hartl,  Andy Lalasis on bass & Grant MacAvoy on drums took these classic tunes and redressed them in “new clothes” for a “new century”. They took these tunes, researched them and found the motivation behind the music of Burt Bacharach and what inspired Hal David to write the lyrics to accompany Bacharach’s music.

Paula remained true to the material, but made the grooves deeper and personalize the voice, finding the meaning at the core of each song.

In her new show, she tackles the career of these musical giants, adding side trips to show other aspects of their creative geniuses, Dionne’s work with Isaac Hayes and Bacharach’s work with Elvis Costello & Carole Bayer Sager, being three obvious examples. She never strays too far away from the original arrangements of Bacharach.

You’ll hear songs including, A Message to Michael, Anyone Who Had a Heart, What The World Needs Now, Alfie and many more.  So, enjoy these classic tunes redressed in new clothes for a new century. You’re going to remember all these songs as Paula sings them to you; you just forgot you knew them, that’s all. Rediscover them and love them anew.

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