VALENTINE'S DAY SPECTACULAR
THE FIRST LADIES OF SOUL + MISS ELM
CLUB WILLOUGHBY – 14 FEBRUARY 2020
Our FIRST show of the New Year is our annual VALENTINE'S DAY SPECTACULAR, actually falling this year, on the big day itself, Friday February 14, 2020. The night will be fully themed, with special offers for all Ladies attending, unique cocktails at the bar and two very special artists.
We are thrilled to welcome back the incredible FIRST LADIES OF SOUL to headline Valentine's Day, as they did a few years ago, back in Roseville.
This show pays tribute to some of the original and best ever female Soul singers, performed by some of Australia’s finest female vocalists - Jo Elms, Amanda Easton and Liza Ohlback. And the Ladies are backed by a super 9-piece band filled with some of Sydney’s finest musicians, including a powerful horn section.
Opening the show, on tour all the way from Queensland, is another early Eastern Lounge favourite, MISS ELM (Erin Harrington)! This 3-octave soprano range singer tells honest stories via her original dreamy heart-led songs.
“One power-packed show, vocally and visually, with a great selection of some of the best songs ever written. We're sold on The First Ladies of Soul!”
- Brian Lizotte, Lizotte’s Newcastle
Performed by three of Australia’s finest female vocalists, The First Ladies of Soul pay tribute to the very best of the original female Soul singers.
In the spirit of the hit movie 'The Sapphires', this two hour musical revue celebrates the music and showcases the hits of Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Diana Ross, Etta James, Roberta Flack, Natalie Cole, Freda Payne, Fontella Bass, The Emotions, Dusty Springfield and Martha & the Vandellas.
Sensational Sydney singers, JO ELMS, LIZA OHLBACK & AMANDA EASTON, are part of a super 9-piece band comprising some of Sydney’s finest musicians - Victor Rounds on Bass, Kimi Tupaea on Drums / Vocals, Eric Rasmussen on Guitar / Vocals, Joe Macri on Keys, Dave Weir on Sax and Daniel Moore on Trombone.
The show is full of divine harmonies, brilliant musicianship and a host of well-known favourites that our Eastern Lounge audience will undoubtedly move, groove and sing along to.
“Miss Elm is the perfect example of an artist using zero smoke and mirrors to create spellbinding and catchy original music.”
A 3-octave soprano range singer, Miss Elm calls herself a ‘Soul Rocker’, but there’s a little Jazz and Folk in the mix too…
… she’s also happy with the description: ‘Modern Pop with Gypsy influences’. Her quirky original songs sound like a mix of Regina Spektor and Sarah Blasko and tell honest stories based on her own colourful background. She was a huge hit in the early days of Eastern Lounge where she played several times with her full band. Now she’s back, solo, and her songs will sweep you up and take you for a ride.