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Publication Date:-
2022-12-23
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The Supreme Recreation of a Tina concert:- 'Totally Tina' rocks into its 14th year coming to:- St Helen's Theatre Royal

COME shake a tail feather with the UK's original, award winning Tina Turner tribute; aka Justine Riddoch and her talented cast. When Tina burst onto the scene, she won the hearts of music fans from the outset, creating a fearsome reputation for her live performances; and those never ending legs!

Early hits River Deep – Mountain High, Proud Mary and Nutbush City Limits were just a taste of what was to come. We Don't Need Another Hero, Simply the Best, What's Love Got to Do With It, I Don't Wanna Lose You and When the Heartache is Over propelled her to stadium concert stardom.

Supported by her super talented band and dazzling dancing girls in sequins, feathers and diamonds, Justine is the ultimate Tina (a National Tribute Awards winner since 2013). She's got the looks, she's got the moves, she's got the legs, but most of all, she's got the voice. Join an army of loyal fans for a truly authentic, fun packed musical spectacular!

12 have passed since Totally Tina 1st sprang to life in the vibrant City of Liverpool, but a Lifetime Achievement Award and many other prestigious accolades along the way have earned Justine's:- 'Totally Tina' a deserved top spot in the musical tribute world.
 
Justine admits she has been observing her beloved muse from the start; constantly honing her homage to the legend herself with passion and an unrivalled attention to detail, to deliver the most authentic recreation of the rock and roll Queen's live performances.
 
The cast and crew of Totally Tina are pulling out all the stops this year with the promise of a brand new, custom made performances featuring a whole host of fresh ideas, coupled with the band's now famous humour.
 
The Show is designed to make the audience feel that the legendary performer is right back in front of them, strutting her stuff on the most famous legs in show business!
 
This year's production is a heady mix of nostalgia and surprise with all the favourite Tina Turner hits, her best duets, much loved covers and the odd twist in the tale. 
 
Jumping Jack Flash, Honky Tonky Woman, Get Back, It's Only Rock and Roll and The Bitch is Back have been added to a set which includes:- Simply The Best, Proud Mary, Nutbush City Limits and Private Dancer to name a few.
 
All the songs are enhanced by the customary flourish of sparkling stiletto heels, flamboyant tail feathers, high energy dance routines and musical genius. There's plenty of audience engagement and post show; meet and greets' too, making the Show more personal.
 
Justine, a past winner of cult talent show, Stars In Their Eyes performing as Anastacia, is known in the business for her enthusiasm and drive, and has been singing professionally for 30 years.  She is justifiably proud of her cast and crew who've played a huge part in helping her to create the longest running Tina Turner tribute. She said:- "I am thrilled by the success of this production; we have come so far! Having been told on many occasions that I sounded like Tina, I decided to take the plunge and then spent hours familiarising myself with her life story and scrutinising video footage to watch mannerisms and body movements. We always add our own personality to the Show each year; the element of surprise keeps things fresh, but my ultimate aim is to remain faithful to a Tina Turner live concert paying tribute to her career, and bring the best version of this amazing woman; her voice, her passion and even her legs, to her many fans. That's why we love it when people tell us that they go away feeling as though they have seen the real thing."
 

Totally Tina has been the ultimate Tina Turner tribute for the past 9 years, from:- 2013 to 2019, winning Best Female Artist, Best Choreography, Best Sound and Lighting and the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the NTMA, and in:- 2020 and 2021 winning Best Tribute, at the NREA and NEA respectively.
 
The band have played to audiences all over the country and in Europe, and have performed at the Cover Festival in Davos, Switzerland (Tina Turner's new home country) the last few years.
 
Justine added:- "We love what we do, and we're lucky enough to have an incredibly loyal army of fans here and overseas. We look forward to meeting many more new fans this year."

Tickets for the ST Helen's Theatre Royal show, by visiting:- StHelensTheatreRoyal.TicketSolve.Com.


Madison Violet bring UK tour to Southport

JUNO Award nominated folk duo Madison Violet will take to the stage at:- The Atkinson, Southport, on Wednesday, 1 February 2023, as part of a much-anticipated tour across the UK over January and February 2023. With 11 albums to their name, Madison Violet's Lisa MacIsaac and Brenley MacEachern are widely recognised as exceptional storytellers and skilled multi-instrumentalists. The duo, who are members of the LGBTQ+ community, use heartfelt and meaningful lyrics combined seamlessly with thoughtful melodies, to deliver an expertly crafted balance of traditional musical elements with contemporary sounds. Blending their stylistically different yet beautifully complimentary vocal talent, the group harnesses the power of using their voices as instruments themselves.

In over 2 decades as a musical duo, Madison Violet have received dozens of notable accolades for their work, including a JUNO nomination for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year. They have brought home a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Vocal Group Album of the Year, have reached the top 5 on the Canadian iTunes download charts, amassed over 1 million streams on Spotify, and have placed on CBC's Top 20 multiple times throughout their career. Their music is consistently played across Canada and throughout the world, and the internationally acclaimed artists are no strangers to receiving glowing reviews for both their studio work and live performances.

Brenley MacEachern from Madison Violet said:- "We're looking forward to bringing our new record Eleven to our loyal fans and hopefully we will reach some new ones. We recorded our 1st 2 records in the UK and have been touring there ever since so it always feels a little like a homecoming for us."

Eleven follows their 2019 release, Everything's Shifting. Filled with deeply personal stories of love and loss, Madison Violet considers Eleven to be their most candid album to date. Their autobiographical eleventh album showcases the unifying power of storytelling, and the ability we all have to overcome. The January and February tour will include dates in:- Shrewsbury, Edinburgh, Belfast, Shipley, Southport, Selby, Lindsey, Hawick, Bury, Milton Keynes and Stapleford, as well as return visits to UK Americana Week in London and Celtic Connections in Glasgow. For tickets and more information visit:- MadisonViolet.Com.

 
      
 
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