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Homage to the golden era


Melissa Western pays tribute to iconic female singers of the 1950s in her production 1954: Ella, Etta, Eartha touring the Sunshine Coast tour this November.


In a dazzling homage to the golden era of jazz, soul, and cabaret, Melissa Western and her world-class all-female band invite audiences in Maleny (Nov 9, 7pm), Pomona (Nov 10, 7pm), Coolum (Nov 11, 7pm) and Eudlo (Nov 12, 4pm) to step back in time to 1954, a year that witnessed the remarkable careers of three legendary women in music - Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, and Eartha Kitt.


Melissa Western, a powerhouse performer known for her captivating stage presence and velvety voice, brings this spectacular tribute to life. 1954: Ella, Etta, Eartha is not just a musical journey; it's a testament to the indomitable spirit of these women who defied prejudice, poverty, and abuse to rise above the challenges of their time.


The show is a blend of nostalgia, history, and exceptional musicalit, and accompanying Melissa on stage is an incredibly talented all-female jazz band featuring some of Brisbane's finest musicians.


The 1954 Ella, Etta, Eartha Sunshine Coast tour is presented by local performing arts company Red Chair, with the support of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.


For full details and to book, visit: redchair.com.au


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