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SUE MATSUKI AT THE BEECHMAN
“If I would register one complaint, it was that the show was too short – not by my watch, but by my heart. Sue’s delivery and presence is that compelling!”
Stu Hamstra, CabaretHotlineOnline
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SUE MATSUKI AT THE BEECHMAN
I have seen Sue Matsuki perform many times over the past eleven years. As I've said before, and will doubtless have occasion to say again, one of the most gratifying aspects—no, make that greatest pleasures—of covering cabaret over an extended period of time is seeing artists develop and grow, so it is with great pleasure that I can report that Matsuki's new show not only represents her best work to date, it is also one of the finest shows I've seen anyone deliver this year. Working for the first time with director Eric Michael Gillett, and for the umpteenth time with her musical director for the past thirteen years, Gregory Toroian, Matsuki has put together a very intelligent, tight show, with no blah-blah-blah patter and a nice mixture of classics and new discoveries. The most striking element of the evening is the remarkable quality of her interpretations0each based on a chosen point of view and delivered with commitment and a singularity of purpose, devoid of extrane...
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SUE MATSUKI AT THE BEECHMAN
“Full of class, style and beautiful old and new songs.”
John Hoglund, CabaretExchange.com
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SUE MATSUKI AT THE BEECHMAN
“I'm just a new fan writing to say what a WOW Sue Matsuki's show was Saturday night at the Beechman. Sue is in full, calm control of a beautiful, unexpected set of "unusual" tunes and standards. I¹m going to try and put it in a few words: feminine, incredibly tasteful and tasty in every way, extremely entertaining, outstanding singing, and a strong trio that truly supported her beautifully. Her "theme" was simply stated early on; then she let the music, lyrics and subtle acting deliver the goods. And what music....! I never saw Sue before except at an open mic on occasion. I'll be seeing her again!”
What a show in so many ways! I can’t tell you how absolutely floored I was. I’m going to try and put it in words: Feminine, sure, unusual, mature, incredibly tasteful and tasty in every way, extremely entertaining, outstanding singing, a band that understands what accompaniment means (I only count yours and Tony Bennett’s in that catego...
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Sue & Edd’s FABULOUS Christmas Show
“The holidays are upon us in full force. I am not alone in being enamored by the fantastic vocals of this MAC Nominated duo, Sue Matsuki and Edd Clark. Alone or in duet their voices are clear and beautiful. I have had my copy (of their CD) since the first year, and at this time of the year it is loaded on my iPod Shuffle and serves as a soundtrack to my life in December.

In addition to great vocals, and a song list of both old and new favorites, the show was blessed with a new song, written by Ms. Matsuki and the show's musical director, Paul Stephan, called "No More Sugar for Christmas." Edd's delivery of "The Gift of Maggie" has become classic, and once again Sue dismembered her "Pretty Little Dolly." There were fun songs, serious songs, and lots of funny bits between songs - this duo has enough chemistry to win them a spot in the Gilbert Hall of Science!”

Stu Hamstra, C...
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Sue & Edd’s FABULOUS Christmas Show
“The holidays are upon us in full force. I am not alone in being enamored by the fantastic vocals of this MAC Nominated duo, Sue Matsuki and Edd Clark. Alone or in duet their voices are clear and beautiful. I have had my copy (of their CD) since the first year, and at this time of the year it is loaded on my iPod Shuffle and serves as a soundtrack to my life in December.

In addition to great vocals, and a song list of both old and new favorites, the show was blessed with a new song, written by Ms. Matsuki and the show's musical director, Paul Stephan, called "No More Sugar for Christmas." Edd's delivery of "The Gift of Maggie" has become classic, and once again Sue dismembered her "Pretty Little Dolly." There were fun songs, serious songs, and lots of funny bits between songs - this duo has enough chemistry to win them a spot in the Gilbert Hall of Science!”

Stu Hamstra, C...
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Sue & Edd’s FABULOUS Christmas Show
“…like old friends hanging around the tree, singing favorites at a party…the(se) genial singers would be welcome presences at a party or show celebrating the season! This Christmas variety pack offers different genres of Christmas song to pull you into the holiday spirit.”
“Though they harmonize espousing holiday happiness, when Sue sings John Meyer’s heartbreaking plea for a soon-to-be ex-lover to stay until “After the Holidays” with Edd crooning “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, sounding far away…it sets up an image of a held-tight memory or wish for what won’t be.”

About Edd:
“He brings real feeling and drama to the story song “The Last Noel”. On the comedy side, we can be grateful for his performance as the ungrateful recipient in a song from The Mad Show by Mary Rodgers and Marshall Barer, “The Gift of Maggie.” It is snide, sneaky and snarky great fun!”

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Sue & Edd’s FABULOUS Christmas Show
Sue Matsuki and Edd Clark’s FABULOUS Christmas Show was hosted by Don’t Tell Mama, one of Manhattan’s premiere cabaret venues, for only two evenings this year, Sunday, December 11 and Wednesday, December 14, and the latter is the show being reviewed. It’s no secret that, as you’ve followed my peregrinations through this tangled web of holiday lights, this season I have been enjoying a groaning table full of Holiday treats. This show was a full course meal in itself from the very beginning. Kicking off the evening, after Musical Director Paul Stephan and upright bass player Tom Hubbard—is there such thing as a “reclining bass?”?—took the stage, our dynamic pair did their version of the Steve and Eydie classic “That Holiday Feeling.” If you know Steve and Eydie, or perhaps you Googled famous show-biz couple Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé, well, either way, Sue Matsuki and Edd Clark make this song their own. Sue is an award-winning cabaret singer and song writer and Edd Clar...
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IT’S US AGAIN! THE MUSIC OF STEVE LAWRENCE & EYDIE
I'm in a holiday mood after seeing “It's Us Again” starring Sue Matsuki and Edd Clark at the cozy venue of Don't Tell Mama on a warm Sunday afternoon. From the moment Sue appeared wearing a bright red gown with no-slacker Edd in a dark suit with a rhinestone pin, I felt relaxed knowing I was about to enjoy some wonderful professional showmanship. Their show, “It's Us Again!, is a tribute to Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme. Just as Steve and Eydie were often looked at as one, they also had separate musical identities.. The duo of Sue and Edd blended well musically, exemplifying the melodious, familiar sounds of the original duo. They began with a spirited rendition of, “This Could Be the Start of Something Big!” by Steve Allen, an upbeat opener to a fast-moving show. Their next duet, “I've Heard That Song Before,” by Sammy Cahn/Jules Styne, was interspersed with patter between the two, reminiscent of the kind of humor exchanged between Steve and Eydie. I ...
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IT’S US AGAIN! THE MUSIC OF STEVE LAWRENCE & EYDIE
On August 14, you could feel the love in the room as Don't Tell Mama's show room was wall to wall with fans of Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé. Edd Clark and Sue Matsuki’s tribute show, "It's Us Again," is a loving look at Steve and Eydie as a duo and as solo artists, as well as a peripatetic selection of more than 50 years of tasty tunes. Steve Lawrence was a regular on the Steve Allen show and when Allen decided to hire a "girl singer," Eydie won the spot. Soon she also won the heart of her duet partner, and they were married in 1957—in Las Vegas, of course! Sue and Edd kicked things off with "This Could Be The Start of Something Big," Steve Allen's theme song, and clearly Steve and Eydie's. I think Sue and Edd may be prophetic. The "orchestra" for this evening was a bit different from what Steve Allen had in the studio, but John DiPinto on piano and accordion, as well as serving as music director, really knows how to sw...
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