Terry Garthwaite with
Nicholas, Glover and Wray
and Special Friends
innovative rhythms and rich harmonies....
$25.00 General Admission
142 Throckmorton Ave,
$28 General Day of Show
$35.00 Reserved Seating
Mezzanine Event $15.00 (add to general or reserved ticket)
NGW (Julie Nicholas, Sheilah Glover and Willow Wray) gleaned a reputation in the Bay Area during the height of cabaret for their outstanding harmonies, strong solo voices, theatrics and humor. They began singing together in 1978 and soon became known as “The Ladies of the 80s.” During most of the 1980s when the cabaret scene was flourishing they received four Cabaret Gold awards (including the special Golden Laurel award) and two Cable Car awards for their superlative performances.
Following a Broadway bound tour with New York’s favorite cabaret chanteuse Barbara Cook, in 1986 NGW returned to the Bay Area and each pursued separate careers while continuing to maintain and develop a repertoire which features their impeccable harmony. After a short two-year hiatus NGW got back together and released their second CD in the fall of 1996 consisting of live performances. In addition, they re-released their first album which was recorded in 1982 at “The Automatt”, SF and features some of the Bay Area’s finest musicians including Giovanna Imbesi, Randy Jackson (American Idol), and Barbara Borden. Produced by Terry Garthwaite (Joy of Cooking band) and engineered by Leslie Ann Jones (Skywalker Sound), the album comprises a mixture of jazz and blues as well as a few “cutting edge” original esoteric pieces all threaded together with their critically acclaimed vocal blend.
NGW continue to renew their commitment to expand their delightful and entertaining show and this year theywillbecelebrating32yearsof“dazzlingharmonyandshininghumor.” Mostrecentlytheyhave enjoyed performing as a self-accompanied vocal trio with featured guest soloists.
Bay Area and East Coast critics alike have praised NGW for:
Their precise close harmony: "They blend like a perfect martini.” Calvin Ahlgren, S. F. Chronicle !Their wide vocal range: "They are among the best when it comes to singing in almost any musical style." Larry Kelp, Oakland Tribune
Their humor: "Wray brought the house down with her nasal voiced parody of Connie Francis." W. Royal Stokes, Washington Post
Their show: “Nicholas, Glover & Wray ...are not the Manhattan Transfer...their harmonies are tighter, their musically more pronounced. They are in fact, something like a reincarnated Boswell Sisters”... simply marvelously entertaining. Phil Elwood, S.F. Examiner
Their originality: "They have original material that sets them apart from any other vocal trio past or present." John S. Wilson, New York Times
NGW pay tribute to harmony. Their musical synergy created from a joint love of blending their musical spirits, seasoned by years of singing together add up to an exciting, uplifting "marvelously entertaining” evening.
Terry Garthwaite is an internationally known singer, songwriter, composer, producer, and teacher. Her recording career dates back to the late 1960s when she and Toni Brown formed the rock group Joy of Cooking. She recorded several albums with the band, and then a dozen others by herself or in collaboration with other jazz and blues musicians.
Terry has also produced recordings by other artists including Jasmine, Rosalie Sorrels, rhiannon, Nicholas/Glover/&Wray, Hunter Davis, Robin Flower, and Ferron, whose Garthwaite-produced Shadows on a Dime was awarded four stars by Rolling Stone.
In performance she has shared the stage with such artists as BB King, Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt, The Band, Allen Ginsberg, Santana, Rosalie Sorrels and writer Bobbie Hawkins at venues that include Carnegie Hall, the Joseph Papp Theater, the Hollywood Bowl, and Canadian Folk Festivals.
Terry's recent recordings and writing reflect an awareness of the healing nature of music. In 1992 she recorded her critically acclaimed Affirhythms - rhythmic affirmation chantsongs, and followed it in 2000 with Sacred Circles, songs of hope and heart.
In 2006, Terry began collaborating again with Toni Brown to put together a Joy of Cooking compilation. They pored through old tapes of live performances and studio forays--from their earliest beginnings in 1968--to find the best material with the best performances. The result is the double CD "Back to Your Heart", one disc of studio takes of never-released songs, and the other a live Berkeley concert from the early '70s.
She's published a book, Joy of Sound - Explorations in Awareness Through Sound and Song, that includes vocal games/exercises and a CD of chants, as well as a couple of small books of Alliterhythms--pithy positive songs and sayings in alliteration. Most of her songs are available in her songbooks.
Terry's music is an array of songs and sounds that encourages empowerment and delight, and radiates the healing nature of music. She currently leads vocal retreats, drum circles, and classes in singing together, playing with sound, and digging the musical garden.