Sheffield band John Reilly & the Smooth Operators pay tribute to Burt Bacharach

A well-known Sheffield musician is paying tribute to one of his musical heroes.

Monday, 2nd September 2019, 11:46 am
Updated Thursday, 5th September 2019, 10:57 am
Sheffield-based singer-songwriter John Reilly, formerly of local band Boy on a Dolphin

John Reilly & The Smooth Operators perform The Definitive Burt Bacharach Songbook with female vocalist Rachel Raynor and a host of Sheffield musicians, including Steve Beighton and Cary Baylis.

Musical director is John's co-writer and pianist Lewis Nitikman, from Vancouver, Canada.

Expect to hear all your favourite Burt Bacharach tracks plus a few you might not realise were written by the great man.

The show takes place on Friday, September 6 at Abbeydale Picture House.

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John and Lewis also appear on Saturday, September 21 at The Greystones pub with special guests for a Musicians Against Cancer night.

John said he is pleased to support this venture, raising money for two wonderful local charities, St Luke's Hospice and Weston Park Hospital.

Tickets and further information from Elaine on 07918 556552 or online via