Fans of Amy Winehouse, rejoice. While the singer’s no longer here, her music lives on, and Wine Housed is bringing a tribute show to Birmingham that’ll knock your socks off. The one show is June 13 at 8PM at The Lyric. Get tickets now.
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Who was Amy Winehouse?
Amy Winehouse was a British singer and songwriter with an unforgettable voice. Her eclectic music fused several styles, including jazz, funk, ska, soul, R&B and 60s-style girl bands. She had an incredible career and a troubled life, performing all over the world and winning 6 of the 8 Grammys she was nominated for. On July 23, 2011, she became a member of the infamous “27 club” when she died of accidental alcohol poisoning.
If you haven’t heard of her, the best way to get an idea of her music is to click on the video above and listen to her singing “Back to Black.” That voice—and what she could do with it . . . it’s no susprise Adele said this in Rolling Stone after Winehouse’s untimely death:
Because of her, I picked up a guitar, and because of her, I write my own songs. The songs that I got signed with are the songs I wrote completely on my own. If it wasn’t for her, that wouldn’t have happened. I owe 90 percent of my career to her.
Amy Winehouse had an unforgettable voice
Here’s what Steve Jansen wrote in popmatters about the first time he heard a young and then-unknown Winehouse on the UK’s Channel 4:
But then, seemingly without effort, she closed her eyes, tilted her head to one side and rolled out the opening line of what was to be her first single, Stronger Than Me. And I kid you not, everyone—and everything—just stopped, in sheer disbelief. The entire studio-floor, the control room—all the clanking and banging and cursing you get on set. Zip. And the craziest thing was she didn’t even look like she was trying. In that moment, I knew what people in books meant when they tried to explain hearing Elvis Presley or Mahalia Jackson or Marvin Gaye sing in chapel or around the place. Because some rare souls, it seems, are born blessed with the kind of voice to make you believe.
What is WineHoused?
While Amy Winehouse died eight years ago, her music lives on. Wine Housed is a show that celebrates her music, performance and life, complete with a 10-piece funk band. “Rich horns, lush background vocals and a show that has been lauded a ‘full fledged Amy party that will leave you breathless.’”
You’ll be singing and dancing along to 99 minutes’ worth of music in “this fully immersive show.”
You’re welcome to break out the winged eyeliner and old-fashioned beehive hairdos, if you like.
If you’re ready to #getwinehoused, head over here to get your tickets.
#GETWINEHOUSED at the June 13 show at The Lyric
The show is from 8-9:40PM at The Lyric.
Here’s the set list for the 99 minute show (not necessarily in order):
- Tears Dry On Their Own
- Will You Still Love Me
- Between the Cheats
- Me & Mr. Jones
- Jay Z Rehab remix
- I’m No Good
- F**k Me Pumps
- Someone to Watch Over Me
- Mr. Magic
- I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know
- He Can Only Hold Her
- Back to Black
- Nas Cherry Wine remix
- Stronger than me
- Some Unholy War
- In My Bed
Tickets are $27-$37 per person.
20% of ticket sales go to the MusiCares GRAMMY Foundation, which aims to promote the health and welfare of the music community.
Wine Housed: The Amy Celebration at The Lyric promises to be an awesome event.
Get your tickets, get your outfit ready and prepare for an evening of great music.