CHRISTINE ANU PRESENTS: REWIND - THE ARETHA FRANKLIN SONGBOOK
Back by popular demand, Australia’s first lady of soul Christine Anu will be electrifying the stage once more in REWIND - The Aretha Franklin Songbook at iconic Sydney venue The Basement.
For one night only on FRIDAY 16, December 2016 Christine will be singing memorable renditions of the queen of soul's most revered songs including Respect, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Chain of Fools and Today I Sing The Blues.
"Aretha Franklin is a true legend which is why I'm always excited to sing her songs which are universally adored by everyone," says Christine. "Her magic introduced me to a whole new audience and for this, I will forever love her."
The show, which toured nationally to packed audiences in 2012, received rave reviews. Critics have described Christine's performance as "elegant, powerful and seductive" and praised the gig for "capturing and celebrating the high standard of live Australian music and artists today". Fans of Christine's other mega music hits will also love the show. Her most anthemic pop songs including My Island Home and Sunshine on a Rainy Day also round out the performance, showcasing her incredible diversity.
Long known as Sydney's premier live venue for jazz and soul, The Basement, situated near The Rocks, is a stylish, custom-built performance venue which has hosted some of the world's most famous artists. It is the perfect venue for REWIND - The Aretha Franklin Songbook .
"I've performed the show several times at The Basement over the last few years," says Christine. "Singing there is always such a huge thrill. It has an amazing atmosphere given that it's one of Australia's most iconic music venues which has been going strong for over 40 years. I'm honoured to be back there."
Christine's successful tour of REWIND - The Aretha Franklin Songbook already toured around the country at such renowned venues as Bennetts Lane Jazz Club in Melbourne, Ellington Jazz Club in Perth, Old Museum in Brisbane and Lizottes in Newcastle. The show was also a headline act at the Phillip Island Jazz Festival on Phillip Island.
James Valentine and The Inner West Voices will be joining Christine Anu on stage.
James Valentine is currently presenter of 702 ABC Sydney Afternoons, and ABC TV's The Mix, but back in the day - he blew out some of the great sax solos of 80' Australian Rock. James recorded and toured with Models, Absent Friends, Wendy Matthews Band, Kate Ceberano, Pseudo Echo, Steve Cummings and many more.
The Inner West Voices is a not-for-profit community choir for adults. They sing contemporary, pop, gospel, traditional and folk music. The choir is open to everyone from novice to professional musician and is about improving vocal skills in a fun and supportive environment.
+ Support act - The Glamma Rays
ABOUT CHRISTINE ANU...
During an illustrious career spanning more than two decades, Christine has amassed a multitude of achievements spanning across music, theatre, dance, film, television and children's entertainment. Christine is a multi-ARIA nominee and recipient, has had platinum and gold albums, a Green Room Award for Best Actress in a Musical, won song of the year (for My Island Home) and is an eight-time Deadly Award recipient. Yet there is no slowing down for this talented artist. She recently starred as Bloody Mary in Opera Australia's production of South Pacific and will soon grace our screens in the new ABC3 drama series Ready for This. Christine will also play Motormouth Maybelle in Harvest Rain Theatre Company's production of Hairspray in 2016. She continues to have success after success. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements for Christine Anu.
General Admission ticket buyers have an added option of purchasing The Basement's Plate & Glass deal on the following booking page.
The Plate & Glass meal includes one meal option with one glass of selected wine which will be made available at the Green Room Bar from the time doors open through to 10:30pm.
Plate and Glass meal and wine options are listed on the following booking page.
Dinner & Show tickets include entry, seating and 2 course meal.
Dinner & Show tickets are only available via Moshtix.
Some Dinner & Show Bookings may be on a shared table. Please let us know at the time of the booking as a special request should you prefer not to share, and subject to availability we'll do our best to accommodate your request. Note it is not possible to join ticket holders together across ticket groups (meaning A Reserve ticket holders cannot sit with B Reserve etc).
Standard and Premium Beverage Packages are available by exclusive table service to Dinner & Show Ticket Holders for 3 hours from Doors. Beverage packages are available for purchase on the following booking page. *RSA and conditions apply
DOORS OPEN AT 7.30PM
MUSIC STARTS AFTER DINNER SERVICE, AROUND 9.00PM
SET TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FROM SHOW TO SHOW
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
When General Admission Ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door on the night.
All patrons must be over the age of 18
Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable
(applies to both Standing and Dinner sales)
Please ensure you bring photo ID as proof of age
A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. (All quoted prices include tax).
Dress is Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion. No thongs.
The Basement has very limited accessibility for patrons with disabilities, however please contact the venue to ensure there is adequate availability for you to enjoy the show comfortably and they can advise on the recommended seating options.
RESTAURANT (GREEN ROOM BAR)
RESTAURANT HOURS ARE DEPENDENT ON SHOW
Please call The Basement to confirm opening times - (02) 9251 2797
SEATING MAP FOR DINNER & SHOW BOOKINGS
Please Note: tables cannot be joined together. Please ensure everyone you intend to seat at your table is included in your booking to avoid being seated separately. Unfortunately, Dinner & Show bookings are for a minimum of 2 people.
Specific table reservation is not available for this performance. It is the venue's decision as to which table you will be allocated. Whilst the venue would love to give everyone their preferred seats, it is not always possible. We ask that you respect this decision and enjoy the performance.