Sequins, Champagne and Dame Shirley

What a night! Dame Shirley Bassey was everything everyone wanted and more – her guest appearance on stage with Blake and the BBC Concert Orchestra proved to be a performance the audience won’t be forgetting for years to come. Dressed in a floor-length pink sequinned gown, she still had the style, stage presence and old-school glamour she’s always been celebrated for. Blake gave a nod to Thursday night’s headliner Elvis Costello through a cover of She and Dame Shirley’s hotly-anticipated Goldfinger was sung with the same power as it was 50 years ago, with them ending their set together with Hey Jude.

With seven comedians taking over the Salon Comedy Club across the night from Fascinating Aida’s Dillie Keane to vintage cabaret queen Lili La Scala, there really was something for everyone.

As the night moved into the small hours, PURE HEAVEN was packed to the rafters as was the Silent Disco –…

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4 thoughts on “Sequins, Champagne and Dame Shirley”

  1. Yes, Dame Shirley was fantastic! From the moment she walked on stage she had the audience in the palm of her hand. Four songs and three duets with Blake later she had us all wanting more even though we got more than we ever thought. She sounded and looked twenty years younger; there has to be more in store from this icon, We are in for something special next year I am even more convinced now!


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  2. Perhaps there will be a type of mimi tour of sorts from The Vocal Queen of Classic Pop. Would love to see this footage soon. Thanks Pieter for the exposure.

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