Behind The Scenes of AT LAST – THE ETTA JAMES STORY

Vika Bull in AT LAST - THE ETTA JAMES STORY

Singer Vika Bull, Saxophonist Anton Delecca, Bassist Chris Bekker and Trumpeter Jibor Gyapjas talk about AT LAST – THE ETTA JAMES STORY

Having wowed British audiences in 2017, AT LAST – THE ETTA JAMES STORY makes a welcome return to the UK this autumn, with a stop at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall.

Starring the sensational Vika Bull and the phenomenal Essential R&B Band, AT LAST – THE ETTA JAMES STORY tells the story of soul legend Etta James and her turbulent life. The show 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, and her iconic signature song AT LAST.

Ahead of its opening at High Wycombe on 21 September, Frankly My Dear UK goes behind the scenes of this smash-hit show to talk to the cast and crew about AT LAST – THE ETTA JAMES STORY and what audiences can expect in the show.

First up, Singer Vika Bull, Saxophonist Anton Delecca, Bassist Chris Bekker and Trumpeter Jibor Gyapjas talk about the show and their pre-show preparations.

During a long and tumultuous career that saw her win six Grammy Awards and a star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Etta James has influenced a vast array of artists from Diana Ross, Janis Joplin, Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones and Rod Stewart and is acknowledged as inspiring the careers of a new generation of singers from Christina Aguilera, Joss Stone, Adele and the late Amy Winehouse. In the video below, Singer Vika Bull, Saxophonist Anton Delecca and Bassist Chris Bekker talk about what soul legend Etta James means to them.

In our final video piece, Singer Vika Bull, Musical Director John McAll and Trumpeter Jibor Gyapjas talk about AT LAST – THE ETTA JAMES STORY and what audiences can expect in the show.

AT LAST – THE ETTA JAMES STORY tours the UK from 21 September to 23 October 2018.

Donna is the Editor of Frankly, My Dear UK. By day, she is a digital marketing whizz, by night she reviews film, theatre and music for a wide range of publications including WhatsonStage, The Public Reviews and ScreenRelish. Loves Shakespeare, prosecco and Formula 1