On January 23rd an “Evening with Chad & Jeremy” is being hosted by Immanuel Presbyterian Church to raise funds for their upcoming Habitat for Humanity building project in Guatemala. Admission to the show is free, but attendees are encouraged to donate generously to Habitat while at the show. Chad & Jeremy are donating their time and effort to support this worthy cause.
The performance begins at 7:00 p.m., at Immanuel Presbyterian Church located at 901 N. J Street in Tacoma. A reception with the artists will follow the performance. More information is available at www.ipctacoma.org.
Chad and Jeremy were introduced to American audiences in 1964 as part of what was called “the British Invasion”. From 1964 to 1968, Chad & Jeremy had eleven hit US singles and released seven classic albums. Since then, the music of Chad & Jeremy has been re-released on countless albums and CDs worldwide.
Of all the British Invasion acts of 1964, Chad & Jeremy were unique in that not only were they long-haired purveyors of English-accented pop hits, but they were clever songwriters who had a softer side and a sensibility closer to many of their US folk-pop contemporaries. Combine this with a fantastic wit which they used to great effect on stage, television, and records and you are left with a memorable combination which still wins over audiences today.
Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde met at drama school in 1960, and were playing a small folk club in London when they were discovered by famed movie composed John Barry. They became a sensation in America riding the wave of the British Invasion, chalking up several Top 40 hits including “Summer Song”, “Yesterday’s Gone”, “Willow Weep for Me”, and “Distant Shores”. The duo appeared in legendary TV shows including The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Patty Duke Show and Batman.
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 prompted Rolling Stone Magazine to proclaim… “Chad and Jeremy – out of schlock rock into progressive rock”. The Ark proved to be their last album of the 1960s, as Jeremy returned to acting and the duo disbanded.
The most recent phase in their career began in 2003 when they reunited for a PBS TV music special. Since then they 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 the harmonies and the humor.
In 2008 they released a newly recorded tribute to their legendary classic albums, featuring the ultimate re-recordings of their favorite songs from their classic catalogue, entitled ARK-eology. These brand new recordings reveal their crystal clear vocals and harmonies like never before. With a mixture of original arrangements and new adaptations, Chad & Jeremy show what it is like to be masters of their craft. With popular live shows and music releases, Chad & Jeremy are proving in the 21st century that it isn’t quite true when they said that “Yesterday’s Gone”. ?