Following a sell-out season at the Sydney Opera House and major theatres around Australia, At Last: The Etta James Story is returning to the stage on March 27th at the Frankston Arts Centre – for one night only!
Starring the powerhouse talent of Vika Bull, one of Australia’s most respected, powerful soul singers, At Last has garnered standing ovations and rave reviews throughout its Australian tour.
“A Triumph” Sydney Morning” Herald
“Powerhouse performance” The Age
“Lift’s the roof off” Adelaide Advertiser “Brought the house down” West Australian “powerful, bright, brassy” Herald Sun
Vika Bull has sung alongside some of Australia’s most iconic voices, but it is in At Last, her first solo headline show, that Vika showcases the true depth and range of her soulful, gutsy voice, as she belts out the repertoire of one of the world’s most powerful female singers. Backed by the sizzling hot 8-piece The Essential R & B Band, Vika Bull sings Etta James songs with raw emotion, punctuated by an intimate telling of Etta’s tumultuous life.
At Last – The Etta James Story is a two-hour narrative concert produced by Room 8 and written by critically acclaimed UK author John Livings, telling the story of Etta James’ 57-year career with performances of her heart wrenching and most beloved songs including ‘Tell Mama,’, ‘Something’s Got A Hold On Me’, ‘Pushover’, the heart rending ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’, her iconic signature song ‘At Last’.
Etta James has been recognized as bridging the gap between rhythm & blues, rock & roll and pop. During a long and tumultuous career that saw her win six Grammy Awards and a star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Etta James has influenced a vast array of artists from Diana Ross, Janis Joplin and Stevie Wonder to The Rolling Stones and Rod Stewart, and is acknowledged as inspiring the careers of a new generation of singers including Christina Aguilera, Joss Stone, Adele and the late Amy Winehouse.
Etta James not only sang the blues, she lived the blues. With respect, this is her story.
Frankston Arts Centre is a spectacular venue located in Frankston – a vibrant, urban waterfront suburb of Melbourne on the eastern shoreline of Port Phillip Bay. The gateway to the Mornington Peninsula, Frankston is a hub of cutting edge arts facilities, excellent restaurants and cafes and vibrant and diverse communities within 30 minutes of the Melbourne CBD.
When: Friday March 27th, 2015
Where: Frankston Arts Centre, 9784 1060, www.thefac.com.au
Tickets from Ticketek – $59.90 (Member, Concession, Child and Group Booking discounts available)
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