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Chaka Khan Tribute with Amanda Dee
Thursday 17 May 7.00pm
One of the Ellington Jazz Club’s favourite Perth performers, Amanda Dee will be teaming up again with the very soulful Evelyn Reuben after their successful Incognito/Heavies show to bring you the songs of Chaka Khan. Amanda Dee has put together this show celebrating the legendary Lady, her songs and vocals of this, Soul/RnB, Funk Queen. Sharing the stage with her very musically talented band:
Hans Fiancé – Guitar/Vocals
Roy Martinez – Bass/Vocals
Chris Tar – Drums
David Martinus – Keys
Amanda Dee – Vocals
Evelyn Reuben – Vocals
The Band will be taking you on a funky journey through Chaka’s musical career from the 70s to now. Playing all the hits like- Tell Me Something Good, Whatcha Gonna Do For Me, I Feel For You, Stronger Than Before; Stay; My Funny Valentine, I’m Every Woman, Ain’t Nobody and many more…
Chaka Khan is an American recording artist whose career has spanned five decades, beginning in the 1970s as the lead vocalist and focal point of the funk band Rufus. Known as the Queen of Funk, Khan was the first R&B artist to have a crossover hit featuring a rapper, with “I Feel for You” in 1984. Khan has won ten Grammys and has sold an estimated 70 million records worldwide.
In the course of her solo career, Khan has achieved three gold singles, three gold albums and one platinum album with I Feel For You. With Rufus, she achieved four gold singles, four gold albums, and two platinum albums. She has collaborated with Ry Cooder, Robert Palmer, Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Guru, and Mary J. Blige, among others. In December 2016, Billboard magazine ranked her as the 65th most successful dance artist of all time. She was ranked at number 17 in VH1’s original list of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame twice.
A show NOT to be missed!