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Love Me or Leave Me – A Tribute to Nina Simone


Sun 5 May 2019, 2:00pm–4:00pm
Sun 19 May 2019, 2:00pm–4:00pm

Where: Speakeasy HQ, 522 Flinders Street, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: 15+

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $35.00
  • Concession: $30.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Enjoy an amazing high tea experience while enjoying the music and interwoven heartfelt stories of the life, loves and passions of the legendary Nina Simone, featuring Contralto Soul Singer Christine Manetta & the Black Pearl Band. Christine Manetta portrays Nina’s songs with a passionate drive giving them a spin of her own.

A musical journey from Tribal Gospel Beginnings and Cabaret Jazz to Activist Anthems and 60’s Flower Power Hippie Songs. Including songs such as I Put a Spell on You, Feelin Good and My Baby Just Cares for Me.

"A soulful experience." - Musical Director Castlemaine Jazz Festival

The show has been running for three years performing at the Apollo Theatre (Speakeasy HQ) Melbourne CBD and touring to Regional Venues/Theatres in 2018 (Albury Entertainment Centre, Bendigo Engine Room & Port Fairy Lecture Hall).

Patron Comments:

"Saw this last night—Christine Manetta was fantastic, wonderful voice and obviously knows Nina's story inside out—it was fascinating."

"Fabulous show and powerful story put together with style skill and much heart. So happy we got to see it."

Vocals - Christine Manetta
Guitar - Dusan Dosen
Drums & Percussion - Bruce Maddigan
Piano - Ian Noble
Bass - Anthony Fulvio Corsetti