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Songs from the Empress, Lady & Queen of Blues: BESSIE SMITH, BILLIE HOLIDAY, DINAH WASHINGTON.

Bonnie Lee Galea sings the songs of these three pioneering black female vocalists of the early 20th Century, supported by two musical mainstays Quinton Dunne (Double Bass/Vocals) & Richard Coates (Keys).

Sit back as this musical trio explores stories, music & song in interpretations of these superb women’s masterpieces like AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, MAKIN’ WHOOPEE! & IT AIN’T NOBODY'S BUSINESS plus some lesser known gems.

Misspent youth, adultery & substance abuse shaped these Musical Giants. In Life, Death & Song, these three inspirational black women, with short tragic lives full of social taboo, made their mark & blazed the trail for those that followed.

Adelaide Fringe 2016
Clothesline Magazine SA
“Bonnie is to be applauded for reminding us about this largely forgotten singer.”
“The connection between them is that they lived tormented lives, and died tragically at an early age.”

Presented by:
Bonnie Lee Galea

South Australian based singer Bonnie Lee Galea has been performing, managing & marketing her own bands nationally since 2000.

She has performed & lived nationally since starting her career in 1999 Darwin, then Brisbane in 2007.

Now back home in Adelaide since 2010 she performs gigs, shows & corporates with her bands JAZZ in CHEEK or BONFIRE Blues/Acoustic Grooves & continues to tour nationally releasing her Debut CD 'SINCE I FELL FOR YOU' in 2014 & currently her two shows BESSIE BILLIE DINAH & YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS presented in Adelaide Fringe 2016 & will be again in 2017.

This songstress with her Mediterranean background, has a vast repertoire extending from early classics to current contemporary numbers & occasionally her own compositions & Foreign sung songs that will keep you mesmerised with her own interpretations.

In each state performing with an ensemble of talented Musicians led by her partner Quinton Dunne on double bass adding a mix of Adelaide & interstate musicians

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Singing Gallery

133 Main Rd, McLaren Vale, 5171


Singing Gallery

133 Main Rd, McLaren Vale, 5171

Content Warnings

Family Friendly: YES

Age Suitability: G

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