Wednesday 19th September 2018 – DIONNE WARWICK, Don’t Make Me Over
SOUL superstar Dionne Warwick plays just prestigious five venues on her Don’t Make Me Over UK tour including a date at St David’s Hall on Wednesday 19 September!
As one of the most successful singers of the 20th century, few can match Dionne’s incredible accomplishments. The New Jersey icon ranks among the 40 biggest hit makers of the entire rock era based on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles Charts. Dionne is second only to Aretha Franklin as the most-charted female vocalist of all time; plus she’s won five Grammy Awards and sold a staggering 25 million albums worldwide.
Furthermore, Dionne has lent her remarkable voice to the works of legendary songwriters like Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and collaborated with the likes of Elton John, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder.
Scintillating, soothing and sensual, Dionne sings all the hits at the National Concert Hall of Wales including Anyone Who Had a Heart, Don’t Make Me Over, Heartbreaker and Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
So don’t Walk On By – book your tickets now!
Friday 21st September – EUROPE (with special guests KING KING)
IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN – Swedish rockers Europe are coming to St David’s Hall in less than a month on Friday 21 September!
But hurry, as only limited tickets are now remaining!
Since forming in 1979 Europe have sold over 25 million albums, toured worldwide and become one of the greats of modern rock music. The band’s all-conquering The Final Countdown album from 1986 sold a staggering 15 million copies, and the single of the same name was No.1 in 25 countries! At the National Concert Hall of Wales, Europe perform all their mega hits as well as tunes off their stunning new album Walk the Earth.
Joining them as special guests are English blues-rock quartet King King.
“Walk the Earth is excellent” Total Guitar
“So long after The Final Countdown, Europe can still blast off so effectively…Walk the Earth does the job!” Planet Rock
“The Swedes unleash 70s fire that blends the bombast of Rainbow with the groove of Led Zeppelin” Guitarist Magazine
Tuesday 25th September – JENKINSON AND FRITH DUO
THE Autumn & Winter Lunchtime Concerts 2018/19 Season at St David’s Hall starts in style with the Jenkinson & Frith Duo on Tuesday 25 September.
Starting at 1pm, Richard Jenkinson and Benjamin Frith join forces once again to deliver breathtaking sonatas of Brahms and Kodály.
Since first performing together in 1996, the cellist and pianist have established a successful, lasting collaboration and become the backbone of the Frith Piano Quartet. The duo’s repertoire now includes everything from the great classics to contemporary works.
Unwind from the hustle and bustle with a captivating Lunchtime Concert at St David’s Hall – the perfect way to break up your day!
Tuesday 25th September – BLOWZABELLA
FOLK favourites Blowzabella celebrate their 40th anniversary in style by starting the new Roots Unearthed season at St David’s Hall on Tuesday 25 September.
After a stunning summer on the festival circuit across the UK and Europe, the London septet return to the L3 Lounge at 8pm with a critically acclaimed new album Two Score and a new book of tunes entitled More Scores.
Blowzabella create a truly inimitable sound using a mesmerising mix of bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy and acoustic instruments to create a driving, drone-based sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling.
Over the last four decades, Blowzabella have influenced so many artists and penned so many songs that have become standard in the modern folk repertoire – much loved and respected, there is no one else quite like them!
“Blowzabella…capture the rampaging spirit of musical freedom that first marked them apart from all other bands…and has never been replicated since” fROOTS
Thursday 27th September – AT LAST: THE ETTA JAMES STORY
THE captivating tale of a genuine soul legend comes to St David’s Hall on Thursday 27 September with At Last: The Etta James Story.
Starring the sensational Vika Bull, this stunning show relives Etta’s turbulent life and features some of her most beloved songs including Tell Mama, Something’s Got a Hold on Me, Sugar on the Floor, I’d Rather Go Blind, her iconic signature song At Last and many more. Vika is a tour-de-force onstage and is joined by some of Australia’s finest and funkiest musicians.
This smash-hit production saw its World Premiere in Melbourne in 2013, and has since packed venues throughout Australia and New Zealand including Sydney Opera House. The Etta James Story arrived on these shores last year with sold-out shows in London, Liverpool and Manchester where it received 5-star reviews and standing ovations.
During a long and tumultuous career, Etta James won a staggering six Grammy Awards and earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The R&B icon has influenced a huge array of artists including Diana Ross, Janis Joplin, Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones and Rod Stewart; as well as a new generation of singers like Christina Aguilera, Joss Stone, Adele and the late Amy Winehouse.
Sadly, Etta passed away in 2012 but she left an indelible mark on music and her legacy lives on today – At Last is her incredible story!