Tell Mama: The Music of Etta James

Saturday 7 March, 2015

*** Early-bird tickets available for this show until Feb 14th!  Click on the link above for tix at only $59! ***

Get ready for another sensational night at the Quarry Amphitheatre, when we bring the Queen of Soul to life, with a funky twist!  This show was WINNER | 2013 Fringe World Music Award…

“… the Spiegeltent was musically alight… A commanding and inspiring show.” – The West Australian 

Featuring their spectacular 10-piece band with special guests local blues aficionado, Libby Hammer,  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.”

In Support is “The Last Fair Deal”

A 5-piece band that features vocalist powerhouse Ofa Fotu (of original funk/soul band Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics fame), drums, bass, guitar and keyboards.  Hip-shaking grooves, paint-stripping guitar solos and heart-wrenching songs from the 1940s–70s blues!   

“Her performance is seriously moving, leaving you slack-jawed and in constant awe of every single vocal embellishment.” – The West Australian

Think Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Etta James and, of course, Aretha Franklin.


BYO picnic & alcohol… and have a dance on stage!



Event Date : Saturday 7th March, 2015

Venue : The Quarry

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Ticket price : $65.00

Gates Open : 6pm

Concert Starts : 7pm