Tina Turner impersonator to rock for the Red Cross
An award winning Tina Turner impersonator will be turning the Bermuda Red Cross into a
disco inferno next month.
Canadian Luisa Marshall will be performing Tina Turner Tribute concert ‘Simply the Best’ at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel to raise money for the Bermuda Red Cross.
Ms Marshall performs similar concerts all over the world and won the 2003 World Rock and Roll Tribute Artist Championship in Ontario.
“We feel that she is going to appeal to lots of people on the Island of all different ages,” said Nicky Medway, Development Coordinator for the Bermuda Red Cross. “My daughter, who is 13, is very familiar with her music from dance class. Tina Turner is a great personality and sends a great message across the community at large. More importantly we all know the words to the songs and she is great to dance to. The Bermuda Red Cross normally does a gala dinner, but we thought a
change was gonna come this year. We wanted to try something a little different for us.”
The evening will open with a DJ and a local blues band called Bones. In the
afterglow music lovers will enjoy Ms Marshall’s 90 minute performance.
“Ms Marshall and her band will be coming from Vancouver,” said Ms Medway. “Her show is fantastic.”
Ms Marshall often gives
help to charities and fundraising events and has performed for AIDS Vancouver and Third World Eye Care, among many others. Her music career began when she and two sisters formed the Hall of Fame band, a top 40 show band that toured the world. After singing Proud Mary in Dubai in 1994, a fan came up to her and suggested she sing the song in a Tina Turner wig. She looked so good in the wig, that her career as a Tina Turner impersonator was born.
All money from the concert will go to the Bermuda Red Cross, who believe it is better to just
do what you do.
“All our money stays here, unless there is a call to respond to an international relief programme,” said Ms Medway. “We know that in this economy, companies and individuals are really thinking about who they wish to give their donations and what is important. The Bermuda Red Cross are a community-responding charity, responding at all ages with the various programmes that we offer.”
To eliminate any
ball of confusion, the concert will be held in the Poinciana Ballroom at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel on July 5 and 6. Doors open at 8pm, with the local show at 9pm and tribute concert at 10pm.
Tickets are $100 for individuals and $1,000 for a group. Tables of 12. General admission seating is $65 available at Bermuda Red Cross off at 9 Berry Hill Road, Paget or call 236-8253 ext 223 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The Red Cross kindly request that you do not call