MCGEE ENTERTAINMENT PROUDLY PRESENTS
The earth-shattering ‘Aretha’ experience presented by Australia’s own ‘Soul Mama’, Angie Narayan, combining storytelling, song and soul!
R•E•S•P•E•C•T© is the ultimate tribute to the undisputed Queen of Soul, Miss Aretha Franklin! Showcasing her greatest hits over the last 50 years, R•E•S•P•E•C•T is a masterful piece of storytelling; journeying through the Diva’s life from her siblings’ perspective, exploring relationships, the church and the music industry.
Joining Angie on stage are accomplished vocalists and actors; Sean Ikin, Shelley Davies and Asabi Goodman, together with an energetic band! A mind, body and soul experience, R•E•S•P•E•C•T is delightfully heart-warming, humorous and uplifting; as you explore Aretha’s courageous life of love, tragedy and triumph.
Angie Narayan is undoubtedly the strongest soul voice that Australia has ever heard. It is easy to understand why Angie continues to captivate audiences, having built a following as worthy as her reputation in a short time. With vocals that are beyond compare, she has amazed audiences internationally, displaying a sophisticated sound wiser than her years.
Angie is a powerhouse, and a prolific singer in her field. Since her time on Australian Idol, the soul, gospel and R‘n’B artist has been on a remarkable journey of growth. Audiences will remember Angie from her Australian Idol performances, where Ian ‘Dicko’ Dickinson accurately bestowed her the ‘Soul Mama’ title, and since has been on an extraordinary ride. Having worked with some of the country’s most respected musicians who also sing their praise for her, Angie has supported industry legends Renee Geyer, John Paul Young and Human Nature to name a few.
Crafted to be an intimate experience, the journey begins with a bang in the 1960s, taking you back in time kicking off the evening where Aretha’s career all began.
ACT ONE introduces you to Aretha’s family, her unique childhood, the church, the 60s including meeting her Manger/ Husband, the Civil Rights Movement, her biggest musical crush, the delectable soul food at church, and the profound impact the song R.E.S.P.E.C.T had on the world with it’s release! ‘Natural Woman’, Say A Little Prayer’ and ‘Son of a Preacher Man’ are just a taste of Aretha’s classics you can expect in Act One!
ACT TWO starts off in the 70s, which was a rather turbulent decade with bombed albums, failed relationships and her dear Father being shot during a home burglary. Moving into the 80s, ‘Sisters are Doin it for Themselves’, ‘Freeway of Love’, ‘Everyday People’ are just some of the hits guaranteed to have you up dancing out of your seat! There is one big surprise near the end of show that no expects, but leaves people literally in tears - you’ll have to see the show to find out!
An immersive show experience, the band will blow audiences away with big energy, authentic outfits and truly entertaining repartee. Angie not only sings from the timeless Aretha songbook, she sings the praises of a woman who was a powerful figure for feminism and civil rights, in an era of discrimination and racism.
Embodying the spirit of this bold and phenomenal woman, those lucky enough to see Angie perform are raving about the singer’s inimitable channelling of Aretha.
This is set to be an earth shattering ‘Aretha’ experience!
Meet Australia’s new soul legend - Angie NARAYAN
I can’t wait to share with you the journey of this incredible icon, the Queen of Soul - Aretha. The show is heart-warming, uplifting with a few giggles! Let’s have a blast together!
Until we meet,