August 18, 2016 at Pausa Art House in Buffalo.
Together, the powerful duo performs everything from Broadway to blues to Bette Midler, interpreting the works of the Great American Songbook. To learn more about Kerrykate & Chuck, visit: http://kerrykateandchuck.com/
Kerrykate Abel is a veteran performer and longtime educator in the performing arts who began her Cabaret career studing at The O’Neill Cabaret Symposium under Julie Wilson, Sally Mayes, Lina Koutrakos, and the late Margaret Whiting. She has since taught, directed and assisted in School 74; at the David deMarie Dance Studios as a private instructor for voice and theatre; the Theatre of Youth (TOY) Summer Theater Education Program; Irish Classical Theatre Company (ICTC) at the Lydia T. Wright School of Excellence; and specializes in song interpretation and audition techniques. Abel has also served as the producer of Buffalo United Artists’ (BUA) Cabaret Series from 2009-2012.
Chuck Basil, winner of the Marvin Hamlisch Star Search in 2002, has served as the Catholic Diocesean Music Director in Buffalo, NY for 33 years with an additional background as a music instructor and choir director. Throughout his career, he has also earned the privilege to work with Kerrykate in the The O’Neill Cabaret Symposium, as well as with Marvin Hamlisch. Upon winning the Star Search, Hamlisch wrote a Christmas song for Chuck to perform with the Buffalo Philharmonic Christmas Show 2002. Chuck then recorded his own arrangement of the piece and sent it to Mr. Hamlisch and it was performed again the following Christmas show with the orchestra.