Dusty and the Shades of the 60s at Exmouth Pavilion

PUBLISHED: 18:30 04 January 2018

Emily Clark as Dusty Springfield in Dusty and the Shades. Picture: Darren Bell.

Emily Clark as Dusty Springfield in Dusty and the Shades. Picture: Darren Bell.


A new show - celebrating the life and music of Dusty Springfield and her contemporary peers - is coming to the Exmouth Pavilion on Sunday, March 4.

Dusty and the Shades. Picture: Contributed.Dusty and the Shades. Picture: Contributed.

Dusty and the Shades of the 60s is a pop-filled show, starring singer and actress Emily Clark, accompanied by singing trio The Shades.

Dusty Springfield’s string of solo hits began in late 1963 with I Only Want to be with You, followed by You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, Son of a Preacher Man and I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself.

All these songs and more will be performed in the show when Dusty and the Shades will take audiences on a music-filled journey featuring the songs, artists and songwriters who worked with Dusty over a stellar 35-year career.

The cast will perform a roster of songs sung by Dusty, written by Burt Bacharach, Carole King and others, including Say A Little Prayer, Downtown, Natural Woman and Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.

Dusty was a powerhouse singer and a style beacon; her blonde beehive up-do and black eyeliner inspired millions of teenage girls, while her soulful voice and clever choice of material gained her legions of followers here and in the US.

Says Emily Clark: “Ever since I could speak I’ve wanted to sing professionally and, being a huge fan of the music of the 1960s, this is a wonderful opportunity for me to pay homage to one of the greatest singers of that time, as well as the writers of some legendary songs. Dusty was an amazing woman, personally and professionally, and I hope the Shades and I will be doing her proud!”

Dusty and the Shades of the 60s is produced by Red Entertainment. “I think ‘Dusty and the Shades of the 60s’ will lead audiences to re-discover Dusty and the music of her fellow artists,” says Matt Brinkler, Red Entertainment’s executive producer.

“It’s a fun and entertaining night out.”

Dusty and the Shades of the 60s is at the Exmouth Pavilion at 7.30pm on Sunday, March 4. Tickets £18.50. Call box office on 01395 222477 or visit www.ledleisure.co.uk/exmouth-pavilion

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