Brenda Lee Cottrell and The Legends to take you back to the ’60s
Brenda Lee Cottrell and The Legends, ‘The Memorable Music of the ’60s Legendary Ladies’ will take center stage at the Mae Wilson Theatre on Saturday, January 26, starting at 7pm.
The show will take audience on a nostalgic journey through some of their favorite songs and performances from iconic women who paved the way for musicians today and music lovers across the globe.
Brenda Lee Cottrell, whose stage presence captures and delivers these timeless classics, says while the show highlights and pays tribute to legendary artistes of the ’60s, the show is for everyone to enjoy as it brings a lot of diversity through the many genres of music performed during the show. “I love taking the audience on a ‘walk down memory lane’ as they re-live hits sung by some of the most iconic female singers of our time - from one of the most incredible and diverse musical eras...the ’60s,” she said. “My tribute is a multi-genre performance — country music, folk, early pop, R&B, British invasion... a little something for everyone. For the younger audience members who attend our shows, it is often a fascinating discovery of this great music. And for those who lived and remember this music...it is a teleportation back to those times.” In addition to performing the ’60s hits, Cottrell says the audience will also enjoy the stories of some of these ‘Leg- endary Ladies’ and how some of their most memorable songs came to be. “During the show, I often tell interesting stories about the music and the legendary ladies I am paying tribute to, as well as what is happening historically in the world at that time. All of the legendary ladies were unique from each other in their vocal styles and performance mannerism and I love changing costumes during the performance.” She says that sharing this era of music with audiences is a passion, but she has also evolved as a more diverse and dynamic performer.
“My tribute show has always focused on the ’60s — the era I am most passionate about. But I have evolved it to now include some songs by Legendary Ladies of other eras. My ‘One Woman Tribute Show’ — which is also very well received and attended across Sask. and Alberta — now includes over 16 legendary ladies spanning the 1950s to the 1980s. This year we have added some great surprise elements to the show which everyone will have to wait to see on show night, January 26th.”
The popular show is coming to Moose Jaw for the fifth time and Cottrell says she is looking forward to another great turn out.
“We last performed in Moose Jaw in 2016 and are looking forward to returning to one of Saskatchewan’s best venues. We always appreciate the warm reception we receive from the wonderful folks in Moose Jaw, and love entertaining everyone who attends our shows.
Tickets for ‘The Memorable Music of the 60’s Legendary Ladies’ are available at the Mae Wilson Theatre Box Office at 217 Main St. N and online at http://www.moosejawculture.ca.
You can learn more about Brenda Cottrell and the latest about her upcoming shows at www.brendaleecottrell.com.