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August 16 @ 8:30 pm
Friday 16 August
Doors: 7pm – Show: 8pm
Kiki Dee is best known for her smash hit duets with Elton John, ‘Don’t go breaking my heart’ and ‘True Love’ one of the most sought-after Wedding waltzes’ in the English language.
Her fist hit single however, was ‘I got the music in me’ followed by the haunting and beautiful ‘Amarouse’ which stayed on top of the international charts for many weeks.
Kiki Dee is one of the most prolific recording artists of our time with 40 singles, 4 EP’s and 12 Albums to her credit.
Her performance at the historic Live Aid concert at Wembley stadium is a milestone in her long career.
Other hit songs include
‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, ‘How Glad I Am’ ‘On a Magic Carpet Ride’ and ‘Star which later became the theme music to the BBC TV programme Opportunity Knocks.
Kiki was the first British artist to be signed by Tamla Motown.
In this, her first ever tour to Australia Kiki will perform all her hits as well as classic covers and tributes to Leonard Cohen and others
In the early 1990’s Kiki joined forces with songwriter, producer and guitarist Carmelo Luggeri, who had worked with Bill Wyman, Julian Lennon, Andy Williams, Paul Rodgers, Kenney Jones, Ray Cooper, Chris Rea and Ralph McTell. Carmelo produced some bonus tracks for ‘The Very Best of Kiki Dee’ album, and, having hit it off musically, they took on a new musical direction together, playing acoustic concerts, starting with an appearance at The Royal Albert Hall for World AIDS Day in 1994.
Over the last 18 years, Kiki and Carmelo have successfully curated and toured their unique acoustic-based show in the UK and Europe. Their first release in 1995 was the live album ‘Almost Naked’, which was recorded whilst on tour with violinist Vanessa-Mae. ‘It was a shock at first to perform just the two of us’, said Kiki. ‘I remember bursting into tears after our first tour date, but it soon felt good to have the freedom of working with just a voice and guitar and writing songs while on the road’.