Christine Anu is back in 2014 with encore performances of REWIND - The Aretha Franklin Songbook. Now is the time to experience Christine's soulful performance in REWIND for your first time, or to return to enjoy her soulful performance and sassy tunes once again.
Christine has been entertaining audiences for two years with her tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. With sell-out shows and multiple performances at venues across Australia, REWIND continues to be a show that receives rave reviews from audiences and critics.
REWIND - The Aretha Franklin Songbook has proven to be a special show, unlike anything Christine has done before. In this must-see performance, Anu conjures soulful interpretations of Aretha's most memorable songs including the signature tunes Respect and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, as well as Chain of Fools and many other unforgettable classics like Today I Sing The Blues. Christine has enjoyed the opportunity to connect with a new audience through the magic of Aretha Franklin's music. "Nobody says it or sings it better than Ms. Aretha Franklin. She is one of my greatest influences and an inspiration. I truly believe she is the greatest soul singer of our time!" says Christine.
Fans of Christine, from her early days as a performer, will enjoy seeing Christine perform songs that made her the Diva she is today, in particular Island Home and Sunshine on a Rainy Day, and new fans will enjoy REWIND - The Aretha Franklin Songbook, while being introduced to the diversity and raw talent of our Australian Icon. "I would like to thank Aretha Franklin - her magic introduced me to a whole new audience and for this, I will forever love her ... still," said Christine.
With a show that has received such high praise from critics, there is no surprise that Christine has had repeat performances to packed-out audiences, or that she is taking the show around Australia again - for an Encore tour. The show itself has been described by critics as an event that 'captures and celebrates the high standard of live Australian music and artists today' and Christine's performance as elegant, powerful and seductive.
Her successful tour of REWIND - The Aretha Franklin Songbook, included 5 shows at Bennetts Lane, Melbourne; 3 shows at The Basement, Sydney; and multiple shows at Lizotte's, NSW; and Ellington Jazz Club, Perth - 2014 looks to be just as big!
During an illustrious career spanning more than two decades, Christine has amassed a multitude of achievements spanning across music, theatre, dance, film, television and children's entertainment. Anu is a multi-ARIA nominee and recipient, has had platinum albums, a Green Room Award for Best Actress in a Musical, won song of the year (for My Island Home) and is an eight-time Deadly Award recipient. And yet there is no slowing down for Christine - she had success after success in the entertainment arena for the past twenty years and 2014 looks to be another busy and successful year!
As well as her encores of REWIND in 2014, Christine will continue to star as Bloody Mary in Opera Australia's production of South Pacific. And, towards mid 2014 she is set to take to the stage again, starring in a theatrical production at Riverside Theatre, NSW.
For more information, please visit www.christineanu.com.au
Get your tickets early - because they'll cost $42 at the door...