The deep, soulful voice of Etta James brought to life the songs for which she was best known. A new musical based on her life is about to hit Australia and YOURLifeChoices is offering you the chance to win one of 10 double passes.
Vika Bull, one of Australia’s most respected, powerful soul singers, is set to tell the story of Etta James, which will premier in Melbourne just over a year after James’ death in January 2012.
Written by critically acclaimed UK author John Livings, At Last: The Etta James Story will open at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre from 19 February 2013. The narrative concert will see Vika put her heart into telling the story of Etta’s turbulent life and give over her soul to voice Etta’s most beloved songs including Tell Mama, Something’s Got A Hold On Me, Pushover, the heart rending I’d Rather Go Blind, her iconic signature song At Last and many more.
Etta James’ prolific career was shadowed by recurring problems with drug addiction; her time spent playing to thousands of fans juxtaposed with periods inside several prisons and rehab clinics. “Like many famous musicians Etta had a tough life, but she kept on coming back ? singing and performing until she became ill in 2010. Now, a year after her death we are telling her story, and all I can say is I hope I can do her justice,” says Ms Bull.
Tickets, priced at $69 general and $59 concession, are on sale from Friday 30 November, from Ticketek.com.au
YOURLifeChoices is giving members the chance to win one of 10 double passes to the preview on 19 February 2013. All you have to do is answer the following question: Which song is Etta James best known for?
Email your answer to [email protected] and don’t forget to include your full name and postal address.