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Aretha Franklin - Queen of Soul - Featuring Nicole Henry - UK live dates October 2019.

Monday, July 15, 2019


We have received the following press release;


The sensational New York based US jazz and soul singer Nicole Henry will visit the UK in October when she performs a number of shows to celebrate and honour one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, Aretha Franklin (full show details info below).
Nicole will be accompanied by a UK 6 piece band with Musical Director and Guitarist Nick Fitch.


Aretha Franklin - Queen of Soul - Featuring Nicole Henry
http://www.nicolehenry.com/


Featuring the sensational, soulful voice and presence of US star Nicole Henry, accompanied by a great UK 6-piece band with Musical Director & Guitarist Nick Fitch.
Michael Underwood - Saxes
Freddie Gavita- Trumpet
Nick Fitch - Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Joe Hill - Organ/Piano
Jack Tustin - Bass
Luke Tomlinson - Drums


With great Aretha songs including “Amazing Grace”, “Say A Little Prayer”, “Natural Woman”, “Spirit In The Dark”, “RESPECT” & many more.


“…a pop-soul superwoman.” – New York Times


“Your show was as fabulous [as] you and that magical voice!”- Nile Rodgers, artist/producer


“She is the genuine article, the dream at last come true…the artist to watch in the world of Jazz.” – The Huffington Post


“Nicole Henry holds an audience in the palm of her hand…(she) sings from the heart, telling real stories.” - The Japan Times


“…a paragon of perfection…the vocal love child of Whitney Houston and Sarah Vaughan.” - Miami Herald


NICOLE HENRY http://www.nicolehenry.com/public/download/Nicole_Henry-Press_Kit.pdf
Nicole Henry, one of the most sensational New York based US jazz & soul singers, returns to the UK, the scene of her two sold out shows opening the 2017 London Jazz Festival, to perform the music of Aretha Franklin.
Nicole’s potent combination of dynamic vocal abilities, impeccable phrasing and powerful emotional resonance have made her one of the world’s most acclaimed soul vocalists. Her repertoire includes the American Songbook, classic and contemporary jazz standards, blues and originals. Nicole’s passionate, soulful voice and heart-felt charisma has earned her a Soul Train Award for “Best Traditional Jazz Performance”, three Top-10 US Billboard and HMV Japan jazz albums, and rave reviews around the world.
“I had the sense of being in the presence of a pop –soul superwoman, where every gesture and inflection conveyed confidence and mastery”- Stephen Holden, The New York Times
Since her debut in 2004, Nicole Henry has established herself as one of the jazz world’s most acclaimed vocalists, possessing a potent combination of dynamic vocal abilities, impeccable phrasing, and powerful emotional resonance. Her repertoire includes the American Songbook, classic and contemporary jazz,  contemporary’ standards, blues, and originals; while her accompaniment ranges from a simple jazz trio to a full big band.
Ms. Henry’s passionate, soulful voice and heart-felt charisma has earned her a 2013 Soul Train Award for “Best Traditional Jazz Performance,” three Top-10 U.S. Billboard and HMV Japan jazz albums, and rave reviews both domestically and internationally by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Japan Times, El Pais, Jazz Times, Essence and more.
She has captivated audiences in over 15 countries, headlining at venues in cities including New York, Tokyo, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and Miami. Ms. Henry has also performed in more than 30 music festivals worldwide and in some of the world’s most famous venues including Blue Note, NYC; Jazz at Lincoln Center; Blues Alley; Arsht Center; Feinstein’s; Green Mill; Madrid Jazz Festival; the Regattabar; and Catalina Jazz.
 

ARETHA FRANKLIN
Aretha Franklin was one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide.
She began her career as a child, singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, where her father was minister. She found acclaim and commercial success with hit songs such as “Respect”, “Chain of Fools”, “Think”, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”, and “I Say a Little Prayer”, which propelled her past her musical peers.
By the end of the 1960s, Aretha Franklin had come to be known as “The Queen of Soul”.
She continued to record acclaimed albums such as I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (1967), Lady Soul (1968), Spirit in the Dark (1970), Young, Gifted and Black (1972), Amazing Grace (1972), and Sparkle (1976).  In 1998, Franklin returned to the Top 40 with “A Rose Is Still a Rose”, later issuing the album of the same name, which went gold. 
Aretha Franklin recorded 112 charted singles on Billboard, including 77 Hot 100 entries, 17 top-ten pop singles, 100 R&B entries, and 20 number-one R&B singles, becoming the most charted female artist in history. She won 18 Grammy Awards, including the first eight awards given for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance from 1968 through to 1975.
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987; the first female performer to be inducted: into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2012.
Rolling Stone magazine ranked her number one on their list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”


NICK FITCH
Acclaimed 23 year-old guitarist, musical director & arranger, Nick Fitch, leads his 6-piece band of some of the UK’s best Soul, R&B & Jazz musicians.
Michael Underwood - Saxophones
Freddie Gavita- Trumpet
Nick Fitch - Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Joe Hill - Organ/Piano
Jack Tustin - Bass
Luke Tomlinson - Drums


TOUR DATES:

The Apex Theatre Wed Oct 9th
Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3FD
Performance 7.30pm Tickets £24
https://www.theapex.co.uk/whats-on/details.cfm?id=455548&ins=604191


PizzaExpress Live Maidstone Thurs Oct 10th
32 Earl Street, Maidstone, ME14 1PF
Performance 8.30pm Tickets £25
https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/the-music-of-aretha-franklin-the-queen-of-soul


Dereham Memorial Hall, Dereham Friday Oct 11th
62a Norwich Street, Dereham, NR19 1AD
Performance 7.30pm Tickets £22
https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/dereham/dereham-memorial-hall/the-music-of-aretha-franklin-the-queen-of-soul


St John’s Smith Square Sat Oct 12th
Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA
Performance 8.30pm Tickets £35, £25, £20, £15
Tickets:
https://www.sjss.org.uk/book?873601380
http://jbgbevents.com/aretha-franklin-queen-of-soul-featuring-nicole-henry-sjss.html


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