Shows: Wayne Scott Kermond and all that jazz ....
THE Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club presents Candy Man creator and star, song and dance man Wayne Scott Kermond, in concert tomorrow – backed by an eight-piece orchestra.
The fourth-generation performer (his parents were part of the Las Vegas clubland cabaret boom of the ’70s; his grandfather and uncles toured the Tivoli circuit in the ’50s as comedy act the Kermond Brothers) has been treading the boards he was 12, wowing musical greats such as Sammy Davis Jr and Anthony Warlow with his smooth voice and sharp moves.
More than a triple threat, Scott Kermond can sing, dance, act, write and produce. A five-time Mo Award winner, his long list of standout roles includes the charming Cosmo Brown in Singin’ In The Rain and the title role in Candy Man, his tribute musical based on the life and music of Davis, his muse.
More recently, Scott Kermond won rave reviews – and a Green Room Award – for his role as morally bankrupt Broadway producer Max Bialystock in The Production Company’s Melbourne season of The Producers.
He has also worked extensively in film and TV, supplying the movement to the characters Love Lace (voiced by Robin Williams) and Memphis as a principal motion-capture performer in the Oscarwinning feature film Happy Feet.
Scott Kermond’s Jazz & Blues Club show will see him perform songs from Candy Man, Singin’ In The Rain, Guys And Dolls and other shows he has starred in, backed by an eight-piece orchestra with musical direction by Ed Wilson, of Daly/Wilson Big Band fame.
The Gold Coast Jazz & Blues Club presents Wayne Scott Kermond in the Paradise Showroom, at The Arts Centre Gold Coast, tomorrow at 7.30pm. Tickets are $21 members, $26 guests. Call 5588 4000 to book.
Song and dance man Wayne Scott Kermond