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Sun 10 Jun 2012, 7:00pm

Where: Wests New Lambton, 88 Hobart Road, New Lambton, Hunter Region

Restrictions: 18+

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $40.00
  • Additional fees may apply

The undisputed queen of soul, Aretha Franklin, will be honoured by Australia’s own soul diva, Christine Anu, in the brand new show Rewind – The Aretha Franklin Songbook.

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,' 'Today I Sing the Blues,' 'Rock Steady and many other unforgettable classic melodies.

“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 will tour Rewind – The Aretha Franklin Songbook in 2012 to coincide with Aretha Franklin’s 70th birthday and the release of an album of the same title.

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.

For this special tour, Christine will be joined on stage by Women of Soul – starring Miss Min and Evie J Willie.