Amanda King 'ELLA The Early Years'

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Last Show: Saturday 23 rd March 2024

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

How does a legend become a legend? Before she became the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald was a young girl with a dream and determination who overcame extraordinary odds. Acclaimed chanteuse Amanda King shares Ella Fitzgerald’s origins, inspirations, and music from the 1930s era and her time with the pioneering drummer Chick Webb, and his orchestra in ELLA The Early Years, a swinging show of song and history! Was the Apollo really Ella's big break? How did she learn to scat? Who was Snake Hips? Learn the real answers to these, and many other, questions about Ella's lesser-known formative career and life as we sing and sway the night away!

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"... she has a deliciously supple voice, capable of gliding easily from a thrumming, oaky and often sultry lower register to a delicately melodic upper tier ... there's no question Amanda King is a singer worth watching and, more important, worth hearing."

San Francisco Chronicle

" King is Queen" - Las Vegas Review Journal

“An important up-and-coming singer, she has a strong voice, a wide range, and the ability to dig deep into the lyrics while always swinging. Plus she always sings with a smile in her voice.” - Scott Yanow, Jazz Journalist/HistorianScott Yanow, Jazz Journalist/Historian

"King delivers whimsy in the soul and depth in the swing." - NUVO Newsweekly

"King can swing with the best and handle a lovely ballad with delicate phrasing."  - Cabaret Scenes