Sony Holland and her stellar band are bringing their brand new show to historical Tabard Theater, a tribute to British, blue-eyed soul icon, Dusty Springfield. Sony’s expressive and powerful voice pairs perfectly with Dusty’s wide-ranging repertoire. Ms. Holland got her start singing for tourists at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf which led to a multi-year stint at the Ritz-Carlton SF, extended tours of Asia and nightclub stints from New York to L.A. She is delighted to be back at Tabard.
I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU was Dusty’s first international hit. It was 1963. She was on her way to becoming England’s most popular recording artist. She was a dynamo with a golden voice. Many of the eras producers, songwriters and musicians jumped at the chance to work with her. Ms. Holland says, “For anyone who isn’t familiar with Dusty and her 40 year career you’ll love this show. She sang in genres from folk, (Water Is Wide, Wayfaring Stranger) to Motown, (Can I Get A Witness, Get Ready) to pop, (Angel of the Morning, How Can I Be Sure, Goin’ Back).” Burt Bacharach adored Dusty’s voice. He wrote THE LOOK OF LOVE and I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF for Dusty’s repertoire. Her most critically acclaimed album, Dusty In Memphis, includes SON OF A PREACHER MAN, WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND and the cult classic, BREAKFAST IN BED.
Ms. Holland delves into Dusty’s life story. In 1965 Dusty introduced Martha and The Vandellas, The Supremes, Smokey and The Miracles, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye to a European audience for the first time on the BBC program, READY, STEADY, GO.
As a gay woman navigating superstardom in the 60’s, Dusty inspired generations of singers… Adele, Chrissie Hynde, Annie Lennox, Shelby Lynne, Amy Winehouse, Lisa Stansfield and more.
In between Sony’s updated takes on these great songs, she sprinkles in compelling stories from Ms. Springfields career. You won’t want to miss this show.