The legendary duo Pet Shop Boys, who is considered the most successful in the history of British music in the Guinness Book of Records with over 50 million sales worldwide, is coming to PSM Jazz Festival on July 3rd!
In their live shows over the last 30 years, Pet Shop Boys have created an original style of pop musical theatre, collaborating with directors, designers and artists including Derek Jarman, David Alden and David Fielding, Zaha Hadid, Sam Taylor-Wood and Es Devlin. In July of 2016, Pet Shop Boys played an exclusive four-date residency entitled Inner Sanctum at the Royal Opera House in London about which The Independent stated: “Their career has perpetually shown that pop music and high art cannot only co-exist but surpass supposedly superior musical forms”. An acclaimed DVD/CD release of the show, recorded at the band’s second four-night residency at the Royal Opera House in 2018, was released last year.To date, 42 songs have been included in the Top 30 charts, 22 of them have risen to the Top 10. As both producers and remixers, they worked with world giants in their field such as Dusty Springfield, Lady Gaga, Liza Minelli, Madonna, David Bowie, Yoko Ono, The Killers and Girls Aloud. Throughout their career, the duo who also wrote the musical “Closer to Heaven” at the West End did not neglect to support and contribute to the performing arts. Pet Shop Boys, who have not been off stages for the last 30 years, reaching millions by performing 700 shows in 63 different countries, will bring dance to PSM Jazz Festival on July 3rd with their most loved songs!
“People go to Berlin to write some cold electronic music. They want to be David Bowie or U2. We went there and ended up writing this very lush orchestral LA album [2012’s Elysium]. So, there you go. Although, having said that I would quite like to go to Turkey and make a really authentic-sounding Turkish-influenced record. I love that sound actually…” – Chris Lowe, 2016
disco | jazz-funk | synth-pop