Lioness: The Amy Winehouse Experience at Bristol's O2 Academy on Friday 6th April 2018Posted on: 21 Dec 2017
The definitive Amy Winehouse tribute, Lioness: The Amy Winehouse Experience, is touring for a string of shows in 2018, with a performance at Bristol's O2 Academy scheduled for Friday 6th April 2018. This is a must-see for any Amy Winehouse fans, described as the UK's most authentic tribute to the iconic musician.
Lioness provide an accomplished tribute to the precocious talent of Amy Winehouse, featuring vocalist Emma Wright alongside a full seven-piece backing band, carefully selected to recreate the heady mix of jazz, soul and pop that became synonymous with Winehouse as her career progressed. Their performance at Bristol's O2 Academy is one of a nine-date tour spanning March, April and May 2018.
Widely regarded as one of the best artists of a generation, Amy Winehouse's sound transcended genres and reflected her love of music. She released two studio albums in her career - 2003's Frank and Back to Black in 2006 - with the latter reaching number 1 in the album chart in eight countries.
Her work with a range of musicians including hip-hop pioneer Mos Def and legendary jazz artist Tony Bennett reflect the gravity of her talent and passion. Winehouse tragically passed away in 2011 after struggling with drug and alcohol use, but her legacy lives on through the music she left behind.
The task of covering one of the most unique British voices of all time is left to accomplished songstress Emma Wright, taking you on a journey through the emotional roller coaster of Winehouse's songwriting, guaranteed to have you singing and dancing along throughout the performance. The band are made up of hand-picked experienced musicians, carefully selected to maintain the accuracy to the original performances of the UK’s brightest star.
Tickets for Lioness: The Amy Winehouse Experience are on sale now and can be found here. For more information, contact the O2 Academy Bristol on 0117 927 9227.
Having moved to Bristol from Cornwall in 2015, Matt is currently studying his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism at UWE. He is passionate about a number of arts including music and illustration, producing his own work in his spare time. An avid music enthusiast, he makes the most of Bristol’s diverse nightlife and attends gigs and club nights regularly.