For Eva- The Eva Cassidy Story and Songbook
Mcmahons Point, NSW, 2060
For Eva, an Eva Cassidy story”
Featuring “The Voice Finalist ” Lauren Dawes
With a talented group of musicians, Lauren features in this heartwarming show,
“For Eva: An Eva Cassidy Story”
Performing some of the
great original & cover interpretations left behind by this beautiful and influential artist!
An American Singer & Guitarist, Eva Marie Cassidy was
well known for her interpretations of Jazz, Blues, Folk, Gospel, Country & Pop classics.
Plus delving into her short but significant life.
Her influences, her life, her story
Lauren Dawes is a Sydney based singer who shot to fame being a finalist on the 2013 season of The Voice Australia. Lauren became a
household name with her soulful sound and head turning distinctive look.
In Lauren’s career she has worked with, and still to this day, has the pleasure of working with some of the finest musicians and mentors.
Such as Seal, Jade MacRae, backing vocalist for
Steve Clisby and Paulini just to name a few.
This show, “For Eva: an Eva Cassidy story” pays tribute to this
wonderful artist and her beautiful interpretations of classic songs.
“Fields of Gold”, “Songbird”, “Over The Rainbow”, “People Get
Ready”, “Wade In The Water”, “Stormy Monday” + many, many more performed by the beautiful Lauren Dawes & band
or as a Duo set up,
This show is not to be missed!
A perfect cabaret, dinner show, matinee or evening classic
Born in Washington D.C in 1963, she was virtually unknown outside of her home town. She officially released only two albums during her life, one of which was the popular “Live at Blues Alley” released in 1996 the same year as her untimely death.
It wasn’t until the year 2000, that Eva Cassidy was bought to some world-wide attention when her version of “Over The Rainbow” was played by Terry Wogan on BBC radio 2. With such an overwhelming response, a camcorder recording of the same song was featured in Top Of The Pops 2 on BBC 2 to even greater acclaim. Shortly after this, the compilation album “Songbird” climbed to the top of the UK Album Charts, almost 3 years after its initial release!
This chart success in the UK and Ireland lead to increased recognition of Eva Cassidy’s work WORLDWIDE and what followed were a series of recordings released after her death. Three of these albums became no.1 records in the UK and have sold more than 10 million copies! As an artist who has now charted top 10 positions in Australia, Germany, Sweden, Norway & Switzerland, Eva Cassidy is now proving to have a significant influence on vocalists and musicians worldwide.