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The Music of Etta James
Add some soul to your FringeWorld Festival 2013 experience when ten piece high-energy band Stratosfunk present Tell Mama: The Music of Etta James for four nights only Wednesday 20 to Saturday 23 February 2013 at The West Australian Spiegeltent.
Celebrate with Stratosfunk in a hip-wiggling, soul-stirring good time as they bring a little something of their own to the music and to the songs such as At Last, I Just Want To Make Love To You, Good Rock'n Daddy and Something's Got a Hold on Me, made famous by this great lady of Soul.
Stratosfunk's Leading LadiesYara Neto - Frontwoman & Soul Queen, Amy Rosato & Jessie Gordon - Backing Vocals
Ms James was not easy to pigeonhole and her style spanned a variety of music genres including blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, gospel and jazz. She is the winner of six Grammys and 17 Blues Music Awards and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Grammy Hall of Fame in both 1999 and 2008.
The New York Times said "that she had one of the great voices in American popular music, with a huge range, a multiplicity of tones and vast reserves of volume."
Stratosfunk drummer Dom D'Leno said, "As a band we've always enjoyed Etta's music especially from the late 50's to the end of the 60's and we wanted to pay homage to her legacy on the first anniversary of her death, so the band are thrilled that we can pay tribute at this year's FringeWorld".
Joining Stratosfunk for this musical spectacular are special guests renowned Perth jazz artist Libby Hammer and Rockabilly King, Rusty Pinto.
Stratosfunk features some of Western Australia's finest musicians. To see the band in action please go here.
Stratosfunk performs at The West Australian Idolize Speigeltent, Perth Cultural Centre from Wednesday 20 to Saturday 23 February 2013 @ 6pm.