Carole King Tribute: Tapestry
‘Tapestry’, the Carole King Songbook, staring Suzanne O Davis is the Premier musical tribute to Carole King.
This show recreates the sound and vibe of a 1970’s Carole King concert experience following her legendary album, Tapestry.You will be transported back to the iconic image of her multi-million selling album of 1971.
Impeccable attention to detail is taken in recreating a respectful and accurate musical presentation of piano and vocals, just as they were. Suzanne’s performance will take you on a journey back to those great recordings. During the 70’s & 80’s, Carole played solo, with acoustic musicians, and a full band with horns during this period. This show is performed in any of those formats.
Tapestry not only presents the record-breaking, Grammy winning album of the same name, but is a retrospective of the iconic songwriting team of Goffin and King, and her hits that continued into the 70’s. This prolific team wrote chart-topping hits for artists such as Aretha Franklin, Bobby Vee, The Beatles, James Taylor, the Drifters, Donny Osmond… and the list goes on.
You will feel the Earth Move under your feet with this show.
“Tapestry was brilliant! With a stellar band, Suzanne brought the audience on a journey through the songbook of Carole King. This show was as close to a sure bet as you can get in the arts. By featuring one of the mostlife-changing albums of our era, it was sure to have tremendous appeal – and it did. That said, this show went way beyond relying on great material! The performances were world-class in every way. Truly a delight for any music-lover, I’d recommend this show to anyone, and frequently do. Many of our regular concert goers couldn’t wait to tell me how much they enjoyed it, and they want a repeat performance.” — Eugene Rae – GM, Midland Cultural Centre
“I went looking for the best possible live music tribute to the legendary music of Carole King and I’m so grateful that I found you. I was even happier still to know that you are able to travel far and wide to bring your elegant and thrilling performance to people everywhere who long for such a moment. Thank you for an unforgettable evening with us in Draper, Utah, where an estimated 20,000 of our citizens gathered to hear Tapestry, followed by the 45 year anniversary tour of AMERICA. What a timely and timeless combination from the 70’s given the current success of the Broadway show Beautiful. You brought back such a beautiful flood of music memories. Every song was an unforgettable hit and it was truly incredible to watch and listen and remember while you looked out over the vast crowd from your gorgeous Grand piano and played and sang so effortlessly. We certainly hope to have you back again and recommend you to cities, towns and private events everywhere. You are loved and remembered in Utah and the USA.
P.S. You and your band were so great to work with. Thank you for all your kindness to our team. We all loved the time we were able to spend together with you. We sincerely hope you enjoyed your time in Utah and best to you always. Let us know if we can help in anyway in the future with ongoing performances.” —LaVar Christensen – Utah Legislator, House of Representatives
“You’ve done more than justice to Carole King’s remarkable music; you’ve interpreted and conveyed her songs with extraordinary skill and passion. Congratulations on producing such an entertaining and memorable show.” — Tim – Washington, DC, National Museum of the American Indian – Smithsonian Institution
“Suzanne, after a lifetime of engaging performers, one would think I had seen it all. But your performance here at Canal Walk was so extraordinary that I was completely overwhelmed. Your beautiful voice, your interaction with the audience, and your enthusiasm with Carole King’s music was electrifying. The musicians who accompanied you were also the finest that I have heard before. Many in the audience remarked that you didn’t try to sound like Carole, you used you own voice to celebrate her compositions. The ballroom rocked when you did her uptempo songs but her serious pieces were done with tender finesse. I hope the next concerts I produce will match the one last night. But how can they? You are an unusually gifted artist, and I thank you for all you did to make me look good. What a marvelous career path you have earned.” —Lucille, 2018 – Canal Walk Communities, NJ
“I had the privilege of seeing ‘Tapestry’ in Midland, Ontario. Suzanne’s concert does more than simply remind you of the Tapestry album. She and her fabulous cast of musicians go a step further and recreate the essence and era of Carole King’s album, both onstage with delightful vocals and masterful piano playing, and offstage, with their ability to please the audience to the core. A concert not to be missed!”
— Susan Holden – Media Advisor, Zoomer Media
” ‘Tapestry’ was a fantasic show, the guys in the band did a super job. Suzanne was just wonderful on keyboards and voice. I really appreciate it, and it brought back a lot of great memories!” — Jack, Kitchener, ON
“Suzanne greets the sell-out crowd warmly and starts singing and playing her piano to “Sweet Seasons”. She redirects her respect for this prolific songwriter into a tribute that includes at least one tune everyone knows. Carole King is in a class of her own and Suzanne accords the woman utmost adoration.
Suzanne has mastered each nuance of voice and her piano playing. These were not mere covers but works of art which brought pleasant memories to the listeners. Song after song demonstrated the width of Carole King’s legacy emphasizing the landmark album “Tapestry”. “Smackwater Jack” kicked off the string of tunes from tonight’s show, and “It’s Too Late” is a classic shown full respect. “So Far Away” showed her voice as smooth and silky with a full range for all the notes. Obviously, much planning and practicing was involved in bringing Tapestry to the venue. Nearly every song, such as “I Feel The Earth Move” was known via FM radio and dance halls. She conveyed “Where You Lead” and “It’s Gonna Take Some Time”, well-known hits, and the evening was kicked up a notch with “Hard Rock Cafe”. Act Two featured merely a few of the songs for which she wrote the music and her husband composed the lyrics as a ‘Goffin-King’ partnership. “Chains” by The Cookies, Little Eva’s “The Loco-Motion” and “Up on the Roof” debuted by The Drifters. Suzanne said she could sing for a week and not include all the fine songs Carole and her husband Gerry wrote. James Taylor heard her sing “You’ve Got a Friend” and asked if he could record it. She agreed quickly and it became his biggest career hit. “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”, sung so softly and sweetly, much more so than the original by The Shirelles.
Suzanne pointed out that Gerry wrote the words to Aretha Franklin’s smash ” A Natural Woman”, and had all the men singing along, too. She belted out “Beautiful”, which became the title of the smash Broadway/London stage musical. She provided an encore to a standing ovation audience with a bouncy “One Fine Day”, The Chiffons hit from 1963. Her reception was terrific and one hoped her run was longer than two days but who knows what the future will bring.” — Gary R Beck – Puerto Vallarta’s Best Show Guide review
“Wow, the great arrangements with the full band really brought the music of Tapestry to life!
We learned a bit of Carole King’s history and ended up feeling like we were at a fan club party!” — Cathy and Phil, Burlington, ON