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About Tell Mama: The Music of Etta James

“A commanding and inspiring show.” – The West Australian

The spectacular Milford Street Shakers ft. Yara Neto return to the Quarry Amphitheatre with Stratosfunk's award winning production, Tell Mama: The Music of Etta James!

The band features James Vinciullo on bass, Dominic D'Leno on drums, Imogen Thomson on percussion, Andy Jarvis on guitar, Austin Salisbury on keyboards, Robert Bresland on trumpet, Mark Sprogowski on tenor sax, Jemima Mills on baritone sax, backing vocalists Taonga Thomson-Lawrence and Roera Mako and the band’s very own Mia Matthiessen as special guest.

This show is guaranteed to give you a hip-wiggling, soul-stirring good time as they cover favourites such as ‘At Last’, ‘I Just Want to Make Love to You’, ‘Good Rockin’ Daddy’ and ‘Something’s Got a Hold on Me’. It doesn’t even matter whether you know her songs by heart or only know her by name.

“My mother always told me, even if a song has been done a thousand times, you

can still bring something of your own to it. I’d like to think I did that.” – Etta James

Ms James was not an easy performer to pigeonhole, with a style that spanned a variety of music genres including blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, gospel and jazz.

She was the winner of six Grammys and 17 Blues Music Awards and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Grammy Hall of Fame in both 1999 and 2008.

The New York Times stated “she had one of the great voices in American popular music, with a huge range, a multiplicity of tones and vast reserves of volume.”