BESSIE * BILLIE * DINAH

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 BESSIE * BILLIE * DINAH
Songs & Stories of 
“BESSIE SMITH”, “BILLIE HOLIDAY” & “DINAH WASHINGTON”
A Tribute to the Empress, Lady & Queen of Blues

Bessie, Billie & Dinah! Three pioneering black female vocalists of the early 20th Century, even with their lives cut so short all before the age of 45yrs, made their mark in the Musical World leaving us unforgettable songs full of life, love & laughter presented by this fabulous South Australian Quartet.

Join Bonnie Lee Galea on voice, Quinton Dunne {from The Beggars} on double bass & voice, Richard Coates on keys & Lazaro Ernesto Numa Pompa on trumpet paying tribute to these three inspirational Musical Giants.

Through stories, images & song you will FEEL the power & soul  of this incredible quartet’s interpretations of superb masterpieces. Come along & LISTEN to an extraordinary selection of songs by these three women including…

 AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, MAKIN’ WHOOPEE! & ST. LOUIS BLUES .

Let’s celebrate Bessie Billie & Dinah in a show that will have you LAUGHING, CRYING & even SINGING along to songs like 

SEND ME TO THE ELECTRIC CHAIR!!

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SONGS FROM SHOW AT SEMAPHORE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017

ADELAIDE FRINGE 2017, Audience Testamonials

“We all thoroughly enjoyed the show. The unknown back stories on Bessie, Billie and Dinah were particularly enlightening-sad, funny and tragic.”  Kathy Bergland, SA, March 2017

Loved the show … Bonnie and her band’s tribute to these 3 blues legends was brilliant!! Anne Mitchell, SA, March 2017

Bonnie Galea’s  ‘Bessie, Billie and Dinah’ Show was well executed, brilliantly played by Quinton Dunne and Richard Coates and sung to perfection by Bonnie. Debra Thorsen, Event Organiser ‘The Port Rocks’ & ‘Semaphore Music Festival’ [SA] 2017

WEEKENDNOTES: Editorial Piece by Haydn Radford

ADELAIDE FRINGE REVIEWS 2016/2017

Each of the eponymous singers is given half a dozen songs, with chat about their life. Bessie’s darkly funny Send Me to the ‘Lectric Chair, which Galea got the audience singing along to. Moving onto Billie Holliday, we were treated to God Bless the Child, Gloomy Sunday and Loverman, Finally, Dinah Washington’s Ain’t Misbehavin’, Teach Me Tonight and Makin’ Whoopee, finishing with her big hit What a Difference a Day Makes. Galea is a fine singer with beautiful tone and pitch.  Adelaide Fringe 2017 Review, GLAM ADELAIDE SA 

“Bonnie is to be applauded for reminding us about this largely forgotten singer Dinah Washington.” “The connection between them is living tormented lives, and dying tragically at an early age.” “Meanwhile, sit back with a glass of wine and enjoy some of the great songs this show has to offer.”  Adelaide Fringe 2016 Review, CLOTHESLINE Magazine SA 

PHOTO:- Kathleen Morris

TARGET MARKET :- Seniors & 40 + & Fans of music from the early 20th Century.

TECH :- Basic Lighting, Data Projector for Stills,  3-4 piece band, Tech LINK BELOW, upright or grand piano if available but not compulsory.

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Quinton Dunne, Richard Coates,
Bonnie Lee Galea & Josh Chenoweth

BESSIE BILLIE DINAH/PRESS RELEASE

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STAGE PLOT & TECH SPECS

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PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES:

ADELAIDE CABARET FRINGE FESTIVAL 2018, [SA] Sold Out 
SEMAPHORE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017 [SA] Sold Out
ADELAIDE FRINGE 2016 & 2017  [SA] Sold Out 2 shows
Umbrella Festival 2016 & 2017 [SA] Sold Out 2 shows
Paris Cat Jazz Club 2016 & 2017  [VIC]

 

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