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2nd May 2024
Time: 20:00
Tickets: £8

A Celebration Of The Life & Song Of Amy Winehouse

Both born in 1983, Victoria immediately fell in love with Amy’s vocal artistry and witty lyrics, closely following her musical career and her dramatic rise to fame in the early 2000s, which was cut tragically short with Amy’s untimely death in 2011. 

Fresh from the success of her last Festival show, 2023’s Feeling Good -which honoured Nina Simone- award-winning vocalist Victoria Geelan returns to Derry Jazz Festival to celebrate the life and music of another of her greatest artistic influences: Amy Winehouse.  

Chasing Amy is a compassionate exploration of the creative influences and development of the celebrated vocalist and songwriter.  Again complimented by her band of in-demand virtuoso musicians, Victoria will take the audience on a thrilling and joyful musical journey, from jazz beginnings, through soul, reggae and hip-hop to the creation of one of the definitive albums of the 21st century: Back To Black.  

This show will not just feature the songs of Amy Winehouse, but also those of her artistic influences, which she regularly included in her live sets.  It will explore the stories behind the songs, the treatment of her and her private life by the media, her struggles with bulimia and depression and how trailblazing she was for her generation, as a woman and artist.

Due to some explicit lyrical content and adult themes, this show is recommended for those aged 14+

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Amy broke the mould of what a female popular singer sounded and looked like, but more importantly, what she sang about: female sexuality, friendship, addictions, depression, family and the art of songwriting itself.  

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2nd May 2024 ~ 8:00pm