A three night celebration of the music of Aretha Franklin at Hideaway
  • Hideaway Jazz Club, 2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road, London, United Kingdom
    SW16 2BF
  • Thursday 22nd March 7:00pm until 11:00pm
Hideaway presents Aretha Soul Diva - celebrating the music of Aretha Franklin for a 3 night residency featuring guest vocalists Lily Dior and Mary Pearce with Hideaway's MD and maestro Janette Mason!

Lily Dior

Recognised as one of Australia's finest singers, Lily Dior has shared the stage with a remarkable list of outstanding musicians from Australia and around the world and has performed at many of Australia's best venues including The Opera House Concert Hall, The State Theatre, Sydney Town Hall and The Domain. A finalist at The National Jazz Awards she is also an experienced radio personality and host of The Freedman Fellowship Jazz Awards. 
Discovered by the late great Jackie Orszaczky as a teenager, performing a show she wrote and produced on the life of Billie Holiday, Lily became a seminal member of Sydney's hottest Soul/Funk outfit, ‘The Godmothers', wowing audiences with her electric stage presence and powerful voice.
"If you see only one local band this year, make sure you catch this shimmering and wonderful soul funk act" (Bruce Elder, SMH)

Mary Pearce
Mary has worked with artists such as Lionel Richie, Grace Jones, Courtney Pine, Boy George and Donna Summer. In 1994 she made her debut on the West End Stage in "The Original Blues Brothers". Her love for the stage and passion for singing has led her to work with Andy Hay on the touring production of "Hold On".
In 2004 the release of underground smash "Young Hearts" with Kujay Da Da, once again brought Mary to the fore front of the dance music industry. In 2009 Mary's vocals spread across the dance floors of the world when she featured in Calvin Harris' single 'Ready For The Weekend'.
As a solo artist Mary featured and enjoyed success with Leeds based outfit "Up Yer Ronson". Live/Touring performances: include Primal Sceam, Beverley Night, Kubb, Chaka Khan, Culture Club, Donna Summer, Roy Ayers, Shola Ama to name but a few.

Janette Mason - Musical Director and Piano
If there's an explosion of curly red hair buzzing around at the business end of our beautiful Yamaha grand piano, and a room bursting with musically induced grins, then you can be sure it's Janette Mason at the ivories.

Price: Standard: GBP 15

Artists: Lily Dior, Mary Pearce, Janette Mason

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