Wine­house lives on in stage show

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health - Sara Fitz­patrick

TOR­TURED, ta­lented and mis­un­der­stood – Amy Wine­house con­tin­ues to cap­ti­vate Melbourne singer Ash­leigh Krev­eld long af­ter her demise in 2011.

“When I first heard Re­hab all those years ago I as­sumed she was some black soul mama from the States and when she came out and I saw she was this tiny Jewish woman from Eng­land – a lot younger than I as­sumed – that was an in­ter­est­ing spin,” Krev­eld said.

“Her mu­sic is beau­ti­ful and her lyrics are haunt­ing, and her demise in the pub­lic eye and bat­tles with ad­dic­tion re­ally made her this tragic char­ac­ter and some­one I al­ways had a soft spot for.”

So taken with Wine­house, who died at just 27 – join­ing the in­fa­mous ‘27 Club’ along­side Jimi Hen­drix and Kurt Cobain – Krev­eld is bring­ing the celebrated singer back from the grave.

But the cabaret show goes well be­yond Wine­house’s sig­na­ture bee­hive, tats and black eye­liner.

“A lot of the di­a­logue in the show is taken from in­ter­views Amy has given, so words are taken straight from her mouth,” Krev­eld said.

“The show is what I per­ceive as Amy’s ver­sion of how things went down: the me­dia has had its say, her dad re­leased a book with his spin on things and Asif Ka­pa­dia re­leased the biopic Amy in 2015.

“It is poignant and also funny, be­cause she was a funny gal, and it sheds light on celebri­ties she hated and delves into her ad­dic­tions and re­la­tion­ship, all told through her mu­sic.

“Some re­ally huge Amy Wine­house fans have thanked me af­ter many per­for­mances be­cause it is what they imag­ine to be her real story.”

Krev­eld – with a back­ground in mu­sic the­atre – will per­form the show for the sec­ond year at Fringe World Fes­ti­val in­side North­bridge late-night in­sti­tu­tion, The Moon Cafe.

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