Art song. Cabaret. Gospel. Musical Theatre. From a young age, I've enjoyed performing across numerous genres. My professional concertizing as a pianist has been with cabaret partner and close college friend Valerie Anastasio. We hope you'll enjoy our world of songs both comic and sublime!
Valerie Anastasio and Tim Harbold
Since their college days, Valerie Anastasio & Tim Harbold have invited audiences to enjoy their unique world of song, blending jazz standards, show tunes, and comic cabaret with their own distinctive musicianship and humor. Their shows encompass a trademark variety of styles, ranging from intimate renditions of Gershwin and Sondheim to torch songs to zany, crowd-pleasing performances of Cole Porter's "The Physician" and Barry Manilow's "Copacabana." Even classical art songs can enter the mix to keep the audiences surprised and entertained.
Anastasio and Harbold perform frequently with the American Classics Smart Set, which also includes the duo of Benjamin Sears and Bradford Conner. The Smart Set has produced three shows: Noel & Cole - Together with Music has received over twenty-five performances throughout New England, including sold-out performances at Don't Tell Mama (New York) and Scullers Jazz Club (Boston). The "Noel & Cole" CD reached Amazon.com's Cabaret Top 100, and received critical acclaim in Billboard and Show Music magazines. Fred and Ethel - Great Songs of Astaire and Merman, the duo's second collaboration with Sears and Conner, was rated one of the top 10 cabarets of 2001 by Bay Windows, and was nominated for an IRNE award in the cabaret category. A third show and CD, Marching Along with Time - Songs by Irving Berlin 1935-1945 was premiered in 2012.
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