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BESSIE * BILLIE * DINAH ~ Songs & Stories of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday & Dinah Washington (SA, Australia)

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1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2025

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BESSIE * BILLIE * DINAH

Songs & Stories of 

Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday & Dinah Washington.

Bessie, Billie & Dinah!

In an unforgettable show we celebrate the iconic lives of the EMPRESS, LADY & QUEEN of BLUES! Through stories, images & song Bonnie Lee Galea’s incredible Quartet pay tribute to three inspirational Musical Giants of the early 20th Century. All three never lived to see 45 years of age but one had time to marry 9 times before hitting 39! Bonnie sings for you their memorable hit songs with stories of life, love, betrayal & laughter. 

Join us reliving wonderful interpretations of superb masterpieces like AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, MAKIN’ WHOOPEE! & ST. LOUIS BLUES & sing along to songs like SEND ME TO THE ‘LECTRIC CHAIR!!

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Bessie’s darkly funny Send Me to the ‘Lectric Chair, which Galea got the audience singing along to. Moving onto Billie Holliday, we were treated to God Bless the Child, Gloomy Sunday and Loverman, Finally, Dinah Washington's Ain’t Misbehavin’, Teach Me Tonight and Makin’ Whoopee, finishing with her big hit What a Difference a Day Makes. Galea is a fine singer with beautiful tone and pitch.  Adelaide Fringe 2017, GLAM ADELAIDE SA 

Bonnie Galea's  ‘Bessie, Billie and Dinah’ Show was well executed, brilliantly played by Quinton Dunne, Richard Coates, Josh Chenoweth and sung to perfection by Bonnie. Debra Thorsen, Event Organiser 'The Port Rocks' & 'Semaphore Music Festival' [SA] 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written By
Bonnie Lee Galea & Quinton Dunne
Directed By
Bonnie Lee Galea & Quinton Dunne
Starring
Bonnie Lee Galea on Voice, Quinton Dunne on Double Bass/Voice, Richard Coates on Keys & Josh Chenoweth on Trumpet
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Available at short notice

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