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CHRISTINE ANU Presents Rewind The Aretha Franklin Songbook

Sat 1st December 2012
CHRISTINE ANU Presents Rewind The Aretha Franklin Songbook
+ Special Guest Rachael Brady
86 Lurline St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Australia

Soul songstress Christine Anu launched her REWIND – The Aretha Franklin Songbook tour at The Basement in May this year, she has been touring around the country, receiving rave reviews and playing to packed houses. Don’t miss this extraordinary show as Christine honours the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin.
In this must-see performance, Anu conjures soulful interpretations of Aretha’s most memorable songs including the signature tunes Respect and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman as well as Chain of Fools, Rock Steady, Today I Sing The Blues and many other unforgettable classic melodies. She’ll also traverse tracks from her own incredible career including songs like the iconic My Island Home.
“Nobody says it or sings it better than Ms. Aretha Franklin. She is one of my greatest influences and an inspiration to black pride and feminine empowerment. I truly believe she is the greatest soul singer of our time!” says Anu, who provides all the grace, glitz and vocals of a true diva and is sure to captivate audiences from the start.
Anu launched REWIND – The Aretha Franklin Songbook to coincide with Aretha Franklin’s 70th Birthday and it has since played in dozens of cities. Christine will also release an album of the same name, paying homage to Aretha’s music.
Australia’s iconic Indigenous entertainer, Christine Anu has been delighting Australian audiences for two decades with an award-winning repertoire spanning across music, theatre, dance, film, television and children’s entertainment and has garnered accolades in all quarters of show business, including a Green Room Award for Best Actress in a Musical for Rent and the Judith Johnson Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical at the 2010 Sydney Theatre Awards. Anu is also a multi-ARIA nominee and recipient, including 1995 Song of the Year for My Island Home, 1996 Best Female Artist for Stylin Up and 1998 Best Video for Bazmark’s Now Until the Break of Day with David Hobson. Anu is also an eight-time Deadly Award recipient.
During an illustrious career spanning more than two decades, Christine has amassed a multitude of achievements, including platinum albums, sell-out musicals, Hollywood blockbusters, and high-profiled collaborations with showbiz and musical luminaries such as Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge), Paul Kelly and David Atkins.
What people are saying about REWIND – The Aretha Franklin Songbook tour:-
“REWIND was amazing!”
“Christine got people dancing.”
“She was stunning, absolutely stunning. Stunning, superb, sublime, SHE SHONE!”
“This is her. The elegant mistress of song. She delivered.”

Opening up the evening will Blue Mountains local Rachael Brady and her guitarist to complete this fabulous female fronted night.
Described as “sweet and heartfelt”, “inspired and inspiring”, (Time Off Magazine) this former Brisbane artist who now calls The Blue Mountains home is joined by long time collaborator and guitarist Nigel Kerr, the two delivering an intimate and diverse collection of largely acoustic tunes that draw on the best of folk, blues, jazz and contemporary popular music. With a truly remarkable voice and a grab bag of infectiously charming songs that range in subject matter from the deeply personal to the reassuringly universal, Brady is, in a world of over-produced commercial music; honest, perceptive and engaging.
She has toured her home soil on and off over the last 7 years as well as the USA and enjoys a loyal global online following.
Brady is “guaranteed to give a memorable and always uplifting performance – not just because she has a truly phenomenal voice but also because her music has genuine depth, beauty and intelligence.” (Cygnet Folk Festival, Tasmania)

Doors Open 7:30pm
Support starts 8pm
This is a theatre style seated show – seats are not allocated.

86 Lurline St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Australia

Tickets available at the Club Box Office for $25 pre-sale OR $30 on the day.