NINA SIMONE
 

UPCOMING SHOWS

SEPTEMBER 16TH Friday
PARIS CAT JAZZ CLUB
8.30-11
Goldie place cbd

NOVEMBER 13TH Sunday
MEMO HALL.  4-6pm
88 Acland St 
St Kilda

Critically acclaimed Nina Simone show:
FABULOUS DIVA

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In early 2005 Ruth put together a tribute show in honor of Nina Simone’s birthday performing at Dizzy's Jazz Club to a capacity crowd with the Mark Fitzgibbon trio. The incredible reception persuaded Ruth to make the performance into a show. Thus FABULOUS DIVA – THE MUSIC OF DR NINA SIMONE was born.

THE SPIRIT OF THE SHOW
The show features prose – anecdotes, quotes, biographical history and gossip that tells the story of Nina Simone. The tribute channels the energy and style of Ms Simone rather than parroting the voice of the late diva.


STYLE
Like Nina Simone herself Ruth’s approach to music is not always easy to pin down as it is so varied. Her velvet blue tone voice has been described as Sara Vaughn, Nina Simone and Sade. She sings in a style that is sometimes an emotional whisper to an industrial scream. She sings as herself.
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Press quotes:

Audience comments:

"Thanks for changing the colour of my day"

"Fantastic show, hairs stood up"

"Nina oozes out of your performance"

"Amazing stage presence."

"Do it again… do it again"

"Beautiful Ruth … Thank you"

"The show is probably the best tribute show in Australia at the moment” - Radio National

Songwriter Dave Graney described the show as "Incredible and the sort of thing Nick Cave would like"