FoM Dana Gillespie

Showing on Sun 12 May

Blues Bar Tring, Tring Music Partnership and Court Theatre Ltd present

A Festival of Music

Dana Gillespie

with her

London Blues Band

In the late 60s and early 70s, Dana was an in demand session singer. While her backing vocal appearance on Bowie’s The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars is well known along with the hit single Bowie wrote for her in 1971 “Andy Warhol”. She was also part of an elite team of session stars, including Elton John, David Byron (lead singer in Uriah Heep) and Madeline Bell, who lent their uncredited voices to the kitsch, soundalike, pop albums issued by Avenue Recordings. She is also notable for being the original Mary Magdalene in the first London production of Jesus Christ Superstar In recent times Dana’s alliance with the London Blues Band has taken her all over the world and in London she’s a regular fixture at the 606 club in Chelsea. Her post millennial albums have been among the strongest of her career – Experienced (2000), Staying Power (2003), I Rest My Case (2010), Cat’s Meow (2014) - and capture Dana singing the blues with the kind of conviction and authenticity that can only be acquired through experience.

Performances

Sun 12 May
7:30pm
From £21.50
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