FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MEDIA RELEASE
Following sold-out seasons at the Sydney Opera House and major theatres around Australia, At Last: The Etta James Story is hitting the road again for a string of tour dates throughout May, June and July. 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.
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 she 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. Tickets are on sale now.
Friday 22nd May 2015 | 8pm
Civic Theatre, TOWNSVILLE QLD
www.ticketshop.com.au | (07) 4727 9797
Saturday 23rd May 2015 | 7.30pm
Tanks Arts Centre, CAIRNS QLD
www.ticketlink.com.au | 1300 855 835
Saturday 20th June 2015 | 8.30pm
Twin Towns, GOLD COAST QLD
www.twintowns.com.au | 1800 014 014
Friday 3rd July 2015 | 8pm
Rooty Hill RSL, ROOTY HILL NSW
www.rootyhillrsl.com.au | (02) 9625 5500
Saturday 4th July 2015 | 8pm
Canberra Theatre, CANBERRA ACT
www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au | (02) 6275 2700
Thursday 16th July 2015 | 7.30pm
Lizottes, NEWCASTLE NSW
www.newcastle.lizottes.com.au | (02) 4956 2066
Friday 17th July 2015 | 8pm
Anitas Theatre, WOLLONGONG NSW
www.ticketmaster.com.au | (02) 9332 3711
Saturday 18th July 2015 | 8pm
For more information please visit www.atlasttheettajamesstory.com.au
Concourse, CHATSWOOD NSW
www.ticketek.com.au | 13 28 49