Originally produced for Smooth Radio in the UK, Rainy Days & Mondays went on to tour ‘A’ list venues selling out prestigious venues such as The Lowry in Manchester, The Kings Theatre Glasgow, The Theatre Royal Brighton, The Alexandra Theatre Birmingham, Nottingham Concert Hall, Newcastle City Halls, Grand Theatre Blackpool receiving standing ovations on each night.
…’Only the best survive as pop legends and on Sunday at the Grand Theatre we were transported back to an era when music was less complicated and easy listening. There were the smooth melodies and catchy songs that the Carpenters became renowned for and this show, produced by Bradley Snelling for Smooth Radio showcased the stunning vocal talents of Chloe Foston. I defy anyone to close their eyes and tell me that this is not the closest you will ever get to hearing the voice of Karen Carpenter.
After more than two hours of fantastic music the audience were on their feet cheering for more which is the greatest compliment anyone can pay as the spirit of Karen Carpenter shone through the diminutive Chloe Foston…’
‘…With a back catalogue that most contemporary artists can only dream of, Rainy Days & Mondays: The Carpenters Greatest Hits Live delivered exactly what it said it would; an unmissable evening of nostalgia featuring the simply amazing voice of Chloe Foston. There are many of these kinds of shows playing over the UK, but none has the vocal performance I saw last night. It really was like listening to The Carpenters such was the ability of Chloe Foston to sound just like Karen Carpenter. She had not only the range but also the vocal nuances which gave Karen Carpenter her distinctive voice.
Backed by some of the best musicians in the business I have no doubt this show will just get bigger and bigger…’
‘…I could not believe that the woman on stage was not Karen Carpenter. Chloe Foston may not look like Karen Carpenter, but boy does she sound like her. From the moment the show started with ‘We’ve Only Just Begun’ to the finale of ‘(They Long To Be) Close to You’, Rainy Days & Mondays held the audience in the palm of their hands leading to a justly deserved standing ovation….’
‘….hit after hit of the easy listening supergroup that was The Carpenters was meticulously imitated at the theatre tonight. And centre stage was tiny Chloe Foston whose vocal impersonation of Karen Carpenter was absolutely perfect, and the audience loved her for it. But mention must also be made of the band who were simply wonderful…’