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Elaine Delmar

Elaine was raised in a strong musical environment, her father being the renowned trumpeter Leslie 'Jiver' Hutchinson, a leading influence in the jazz and dance band movement in Britain from the 1930s onwards.

Elaine's experience is indeed wide and diverse. On stage, she appeared in Cowardy Custard at London's Mermaid Theatre and No Strings at Her Majesty's Theatre in the West End.  Although best known for her starring role in the musical Bubbling Brown Sugar at The Royalty Theatre, London, she also had notable success with Kern Goes To Hollywood, appearing in both the London and Broadway productions.  Elaine also received critical acclaim as a straight actress for her role in A Map Of The World at the prestigious National Theatre.  She has made many appearances on TV and radio and featured in Ken Russell's film Mahler as the Bohemian Princess.

As a singer she has appeared in concerts with Andy Williams and Michel Legrand, with the London Symphony Orchestra (Royal Albert Hall, London). Elaine has been the star vocalist in such touring shows as Let's Do It, saluting the music of Cole Porter and By George, It's Gershwin, a celebration of Gershwin.

One of the ageless, evergreen singing stars that we have …as beautiful and talented as ever…she’s marvellous!

— Michael Parkinson, BBC Radio 2