- AMBIENT MUSIC
- BOSSA NOVA
- DANCING MUSIC
- FEATURE SHOW
- RHYTHM & BLUES
- ROCK 'N ROLL
FEATURE SHOW: STRATOSFUNK PAY TRIBUTE TO THE GREAT ETTA JAMES
WINNER | 2013 Fringe World Music Award
“… the Spiegeltent was musically alight… A commanding and inspiring show.” – The West Australian
If you close your eyes during Tell Mama: The Music of Etta James you’d think Etta was there, though Stratosfunk certainly bring their own interpretation and flair to the classics of the Queen of Soul.
Featuring their spectacular 10-piece band with special guests local blues aficionados Libby Hammer and Rusty Pinto, this show is a guaranteed to give you a hip-wiggling, soul-stirring good time as they cover favourites such as ‘At Last’, ‘I Just Want to Make Love to You’, ‘Good Rockin’ Daddy’ and ‘Something’s Got a Hold on Me’. It doesn’t even matter whether you know her songs by heart or only know her by name.
“My mother always told me, even if a song has been done a thousand times, you
can still bring something of your own to it. I’d like to think I did that.” – Etta James
Ms James was not an easy performer to pigeonhole, with a style that spanned a variety of music genres including blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, gospel and jazz.
She was 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 stated “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 requires a minimum stage size of 4.8m x 6m.
- Full PA and lighting (with operator) as per the band’s PA/lighting Technical Rider. This information will be sent on request.
- A Dressing Room/Greenroom available for all members during the course of the event.