CHAD & JEREMY
Just As 'In' As They Were Back Then
International recording artists Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde had eleven US hit singles and released seven classic albums from 1964 to 1968. They became a sensation in America by riding the wave of the British Invasion chalking up seven Top 40 hits including Summer Song, Yesterday's Gone, Willow Weep for Me, and Distant Shores. Since then, their music has been re-released on countless albums and CDs worldwide.
Of all the British Invasion acts of 1964, Chad and Jeremy were unique. Not only were they long-haired purveyors of English-accented pop hits, they were clever songwriters with a softer side and a sensibility akin to many of their US folk-pop contemporaries. Combine this with a dry wit, which they use to great effect on stage, television, and records, and you've got a memorable combination that continues to win over audiences today.
Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde met at drama school in 1960. While playing a small folk club in London, they were discovered by famed movie composer John Barry.
The duo appeared in legendary TV shows including The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Patty Duke Show, Batman, and Laredo. They also hosted Hullabaloo, appeared on The Tonight Show and countless others. Some of their most critically acclaimed work was initially some of their least known – later garnering them cult status. The progressive 1967 release Of Cabbages and Kings was followed a year later by The Ark which gained rave reviews from Rolling Stone. It proved to be their last album of the 1960s when Jeremy returned to acting and the duo disbanded.
Reuniting in the 1980's, they released an album, starred in a London West End musical "Pump Boys & Dinettes", and toured the United States. The most recent phase in their career began in 2003 when they reunited for a PBS TV music special - coincidentally, it was the 40th anniversary of their first record release.
Since then, Chad and Jeremy have performed their two-man show all over the United States, Canada, Hawaii and the Philippines playing to sold out crowds who flock to hear their harmonies and humor. They continue to record and release material on their own record label, including 2008's ARK-eology, and their first-ever live album Reflection released in 2012. That same year, they appeared in a second PBS TV show.
While Jeremy Clyde performed on the West End stage in the award-winning dramatic play Three Days In May, appeared in the Emmy winning UK drama Downton Abbey, and the Academy Award winning film The Iron Lady -- Chad has been busy in his recording studio. He won't tell anyone what he's up to. "We'll just have to wait and see," he says. He toured solo in the fall of 2011 and released a CD of songs for children entitled Don't Argue With An Elephant. With popular live shows and music releases, Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde are proving in the 21st century that it isn't quite true when they said all those years ago that Yesterday's Gone.
Saturday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m.
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