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Beveridge’s charisma and impeccable artistry put him head and shoulders above the rest.

Michael Church

UK SUNDAY EXPRESS 2002

“In terms of sheer relaxed vocal finesse New Zealander Tim Beveridge was peerless. In the flowing andante of On the Street Where You Live from My Fair Lady he seemed to be duetting with the cello and when he sang the line “Cos there's no where else on earth that I would rather be” you felt that was indeed nowhere else you would rather be than sitting there hearing him effortlessly spinning vocal lines”

            David Benedict “The Singer” (UK)

… IF, as William Shakespeare says, music is the food of love then Tim Beveridge… definitely quali­fied as a deep-dish apple pie (sometimes spicy, often comfort­ingly familiar, always satisfying

…Every woman in the room fell in love with him after his emo­tional rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera and song after song proved his reputation as a world-class act.

BOP Times October 2001

…I have never been a fan of Phantom of the Opera, but was converted by Tim Beveridge’s singing of Music of the night. This style of song… found him at his best, while Tim Beveridge the entertainer was quite brilliant in Tom Lehrer’s [“Old and Grey”]

David Sell Chch Press

…Beveridge came with credentials and lived up to them, and more. He has a voice of enormous range, of raw, rich, passion and power, that brings the house down. Next it is as soft as rustling .fur . . . goose-pimple time.

…Then he lets loose a charismatic per­sonality with a delightful sense of hu­mour that has the audience rolling in the aisles. His diction is perfect and he pinpoints each and every character he plays. Beauty and the Beast, Sweeney Todd, Phantom, Les Miserables, even the hackneyed My Fair Lady numbers came alive at his touch.

Review by HARRY BROWN

Taranaki

…Tim’s declamatory style make him an elegant, polished performer, disarmingly appealing

2000 Winter Festival,

Dame Malvina Major and Tim Beveridge gala opening concert.
 July 8. Reviewed by Doug Hill

…But the highlight of the bill was Kiwi Singer Tim Beveridge. He began with Anthem from Chess and instantly showed why overseas producers are picking him for their stage productions. True, clear and every word perfectly delivered.

He finished the first half with Music of the Night, that much oversung number from Phantom of the Opera, but this was like hearing it for the first time. It was breathtakingly good.

Last Night of the Proms

Reviewer: STEVE MASON

…Dame Malvina Major was given a huge welcome before she performed Vissi D’arte from Tosca and Vilia from the Merry Widow among others.

While she proved popular along with the rest of the Lakeside ’99 cast the crowd favourite appeared to be Rotorua’s own Tim Beveridge.

After performing Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera the crowd yelled for more and were eventually given it in the second half when Tim sang Anthem

- Daily Post - Andree Shelton

…Effortless is the best way to describe Beveridge's voice, combined with a suave and sophisticated stage manner. He was equally at home with the old standards, including Charlie Chaplin’s Smile and Harold Arlen’s Over the Rainbow, through to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Music of the Night and Bring Him Home from Les Miserables.

Beveridge was not just a singer – he accompanied himself on the piano for an old music hall ditty, and tried a “Latin-lover” number from Evita on an unabashed member of the audience.

- Nelson review – 9 July 2001

Tim Beveridge must be New Zealand’s most outstanding performing artist in his field. The vocal range, immaculate singing style and dramatic ability, coupled with a charming, unaffected personality, offer audiences an artist immediately able to engage and transport them into the fabulous world of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim, George Gershwin and others.

- Whakatane Beacon