BESSIE * BILLIE * DINAH

Songs & Stories of ‘BESSIE SMITH’, ‘BILLIE HOLIDAY’ & ‘DINAH WASHINGTON’

60th ADELAIDE FRINGE 2020, TICKETS GO ON SALE from 28 NOV, 2019.

Sat 29 Feb, 8pm at Treasury 1860/Courtyard  *  Sun 1 Mar, 12.45pm Matinee at Murray Bridge Town Hall  *  Sat 14 Mar, 8pm at Treasury 1860/Courtyard 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW for :- Sat 15 Feb, 8pm at Noarlunga Arts Centre

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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 45. They made their mark in the Musical World leaving us unforgettable songs about life, love & laughter, presented by this fabulous South Australian Quartet.

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!!

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


BESSIE * BILLIE * DINAH
with Quinton Dunne, Richard Coates,
Bonnie Lee Galea & Josh Chenoweth

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, Richard Coates, Josh Chenoweth and sung to perfection by Bonnie. Debra Thorsen, Event Organiser ‘The Port Rocks’ & ‘Semaphore Music Festival’ [SA] 2017


BESSIE * BILLIE * DINAH ~ Showreel ~ Length 3min 29sec


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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CLICK BELOW for LINKS  & DOWNLOADS of Key Images & PDF docs [some larger files are available upon request]

BESSIE BILLIE DINAH/PRESS RELEASE – to be updated & loaded soon

STAGE PLOT & TECH SPECS

90sec Promo Video Link

3min 30sec Promo Video

BBD Key Image # 1

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BBD Key Band Image

BBD Band Head Shots, thumbnail

BBD Band Head Shots, strip

BBD Key Image B&W Instruments with text 

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES:

2020 Noarlunga Arts Centre Adelaide Fringe Program

Sat 15 Feb / 8pm

2020 Adelaide Fringe

@ three performances at inner city locations to be announced later this year.

PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES:

2018 Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival  [SA] Sold Out 

2017 Semaphore Music Festival [SA] Sold Out

2017 Adelaide Fringe [SA] Sold Out 2 shows

2017 Umbrella Festival  [SA] Sold Out 2 shows

2017 Paris Cat Jazz Club [VIC]

2016 Umbrella Festival [SA] Sold Out 2 shows

2016 Paris Cat Jazz Club [VIC]

 

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