Aretha Franklin’s importance cannot not be overstated. She is simply one of the greatest singers the world has ever seen. With a voice which can’t be mistaken, her mammoth back catalogue includes the classics Respect, Think and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman. She was the first woman inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and even made a glorious cameo in The Blues Brothers.
Nearly sixty years after the Grammy Winning Diva’s first recording, there’s still no stopping Aretha. 2015 sees her hitting the road again to delight fans old and new with her mixture of soul, jazz and pop classics, bolstered by the recent release of the chart-topping album Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics in 2014. Since then she has brought her trademark old-school glamour to TV audiences with stints on American Idol and Live Kelly and Michael. With a set of vocal pipes that could quite literally blow you away, this 73 year-old has still got it!