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Frank By Frankie: A Celebration of Amy Winehouse
Friday 25 February 10.30pm
In 2003 a fresh faced, 19 year old songbird from North London released her sensational debut album. To her, it was a memento of personal revelations about love and life combined with a celebration of jazz and soul music. Amy Winehouse was and always will be a powerful force of nature, who transformed the face of music. Her utterly divine, completely unique vocal style and lyricism of a brutally honest, barb-tongued, poetic nature transcended her years.
Frank was titled as an homage to Amy’s idol Frank Sinatra, and embraces her heavy jazz influence with tunes such as “October Song” and “Moody’s Mood For Love” alongside a fusion of soul and hip-hop with “Stronger Than Me” and “In My Bed”. With her organic phrasing, impeccable improvisation and raw contralto tone, Amy created the one of the most groundbreaking pieces of musical artwork that went on to sell over a million copies, win an Ivor Novello Award and receive a triple platinum certification by the British Phonographic Industry.
Using her illustrious, sultry, alto vocals and alongside a brilliant band of local jazz talent, Frankie will serenade you into the night with her timeless and sophisticated technique honouring the magnificent Amy Winehouse and Frank, the album that made exquisite music history.
Lead vocals: Francesca Quinlivan (Frankie)
Guitar: Dan Garner
Drums: Cameron Fermoyle
Bass: Kate Pass
Tenor saxophone: Claire Keet
Baritone saxophone: Jessica Herbert
Trumpet: Jessica Carlton
Backing vocals: Annie Mitchell, Sharni Cumming
Keys: James O’Brien
“Watching Frankie perform made me feel like I was observing something sincere, a star without the stardom, a diamond without the casing, a talented girl with a great love for her art.” – Jessie Hiscox, FRINGE WORLD Reviewer
“What an AMAZING show!!! Frankie is absolutely fantastic! Her voice is from another world! Looking forward to seeing Frank by Frankie again.”
“Frankie is unassuming, witty and generous to the audience and to her band. When she launches into the world of Amy Winehouse we are taken to a land of gorgeous jazz/soul and treated to delicious vocal renditions of Amy’s early songs. Whether you are a fan of Amy or not you would LOVE this show!”
- Victoria Wyatt, Arts Hub Live Performance Reviewer