Gerry Geddes

Gerry Geddes, senior critic for BistroAwards.com, is an award-winning director, writer, teacher, performer, lyricist, and a regular contributor to the podcast Troubadours and Raconteurs. He conceived & directed the acclaimed musical revues "Monday in the Dark with George" (Bistro and MAC Award winner), "Put on Your Saturday Suit–Words & Music by Jimmy Webb," and Fabulous First Fridays (continuing its five-year residency at Pangea). He has directed award-winning singers André De Shields, Darius de Haas, Helen Baldassare, and Lisa Viggiano. As a creator and critic, he has been active in the cabaret world for five decades. Gerry has produced numerous CDs, and his lyrics have been performed in clubs throughout the city and on recordings here and in Europe. His memoir of his life in NYC, "Didn’t I Ever Tell You This?" was published in November, 2023 and is available on his website, gerrygeddes.com. .

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Tim Connell in “…it’s the joy in your heart…”

Singer Tim Connell possesses such a warm, natural sound and such a thoughtful lyric delivery that it is easy to understand why he was awarded a 2023 Bistro Award for...

Sally Mayes in “Now and Then: Jazz/Standard Time”

At the top of her exciting new show, Now and Then: Jazz/ Standard Time, singer Sally Mayes barreled on to the stage like the proverbial blond bombshell, grabbed the room,...

Daisy Jopling’s “Who’s Who”

The violin is no stranger to the cabaret stage. But most often it is a featured member of the band or a special guest appearance. In Daisy Jopling’s delightful show,...

Carolyn Montgomery in “girlSINGER—A Celebration of Rosemary Clooney”

If someone wants to experience a textbook example of the way to do a tribute show in a cabaret, they need look no further than Carolyn Montgomery’s girlSINGER: A Celebration...

Camille Diamond: “Over the Moon….on Pluto Transit”

During the last six years of health crises and political and economic crises, people turned to a variety of sources for solutions to problems and answers to questions. Religion, medicine,...

Linda Kahn “Wait ‘Til You See What’s Next”

Sometimes, the minute you hear a singer you know that they are (in sound, in temperament, and in style) born to be a recording artist. Such is the case with...

“Amy Beth Williams Sings Leiber & Stoller”

As with most singers enduring and then coming out of the pandemic with its quarantines and lockdowns, Amy Beth Williams spent a lot of time exploring, discovering, and re-discovering songs...

Roberto Araujo: “I Just Wanted You To Know”

When Roberto Araujo came out to his family he was thrown out of the house and fled Mexico City to pursue his dreams in New York City. After a rough and...

Melissa Errico: “Broadway Baby—From Manhasset to Manhattan & Beyond”

Melissa Errico won a 2023 Bistro Award for her recording, Out of The Dark: The Film Noir Project, a wonderfully chosen and beautifully sung collection of songs from, or reflective of, film...

Suede

People are always bemoaning and longing for the “good old days” of New York cabaret. I find so much to enjoy and experience in the current scene that I rarely...