Bacharach REimagined

Since 2013, Kyle has been working with Burt Bacharach and his incredible catalogue of music, arranging it in a fresh and unique way.  He has created and starred in a theater piece using these arrangements in an evening of non-stop music paired with brilliant visuals and movement, called "Close To You: Bacharach Reimagined".  While the show was running in the West End in London, Kyle produced a cast album, which you can listen to below.  Lately, Kyle has been performing solo concerts based on the show, in which he takes the audience through his experience working with Burt and, most importantly, through the journey of this rich and indelible collection of songs – one of the greatest in songwriting history.

CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED - LONDON CAST ALBUM

 
 
 
 

ALSO AVAILABLE ON ITUNES, AMAZON, and GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS

CLICK HERE FOR the CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED WEBSITE

QUOTES

“A STUNNING NEW MUSICAL. It’s a REVELATION, and it’s FANTASTIC.”

NEW YORK MAGAZINE

"Riabko is the WONDERFULLY APPEALING star. It’s completely SWOON-WORTHY and SUPER-GROOVY.”

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Kyle Riabko, an outrageously talented Canadian-American performer, has taken 30 classic songs by Bacharach and his lyricist Hal David and, through some highly imaginative, tender new arrangements, stripped them down to reveal the narrative of bruising melancholy at their core…Riabko picks out repeating musical echoes across Bacharach’s oeuvre . . . [Bacharach’s songs] blur into each other like some mysterious musical mirage or delirious Bacharach dreamscape.” 

Claire Allfree, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

This artfully staged show brings a fresh vibe and reinvigorates the staged-songbook genre. Heart-throb handsome Kyle Riabko searches out the emotional layers of the songs with impressive precision.” 

Charles Isherwood, THE NEW YORK TIMES