Simply the best tribute

Tina Turner fans are invited to come and shake a tail feather with the UK’s original, award-winning tribute act… aka Justine Riddoch and her talented cast at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre.

When the original Turner burst onto the scene, she won the hearts of music fans from the outset, creating a fearsome reputation for her live performances – and those famous legs.

Early hits such as River Deep – Mountain High, Proud Mary and Nutbush City Limits were just a taste of what was to come. We Don’t Need Another Hero, Simply the Best, What’s Love Got to Do With It, I Don’t Wanna Lose You and When the Heartache is propelled her to stadium concert stardom.

Supported by her band and dancing girls in sequins, feathers and diamonds, Justine (pictured) has been a National Tribute Awards winner since 2013. She has the looks, she’s the moves and the legs but most of all, the voice.

Twelve years have passed since Totally Tina first sprang to life in Liverpool and a Lifetime Achievement Award and many other prestigious accolades along the way have earned Justine’s act a top spot in the musical tribute world.

This year’s production is a heady mix of nostalgia and surprise, with all the favourite Tina Turner hits, her best duets, much-loved covers and the odd twist in the tale. 

Jumping Jack Flash, Honky Tonky Woman, Get Back, It’s Only Rock and Roll and The Bitch is Back have been added to a set which includes Simply The Best, Proud Mary, Nutbush City Limits and Private Dancer, to name a few.

Justine, a past winner of cult talent show, Stars In Their Eyes performing as Anastacia, is known in the business for her enthusiasm and drive, and has been singing professionally for 30 years.

She said: ‘I am thrilled by the success of this production – we have come so far. Having been told on many occasions that I sounded like Tina, I decided to take the plunge and then spent hours familiarising myself with her life story and scrutinising video footage to watch mannerisms and body movements.

‘We always add our own personality to the show each year – the element of surprise keeps things fresh, but my ultimate aim is to remain faithful to a Tina Turner live concert paying tribute to her career, and bring the best version of this amazing woman.

‘That’s why we love it when people tell us that they go away feeling as though they have seen the real thing.”

Totally Tina has been the ultimate Tina Turner tribute for the past seven years, from 2013 to 2019 winning Best Female Artist, Best Choreography, Best Sound & Lighting and the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the NTMA, and in 2020 winning Best Tribute at the NREA. 

The band plays to audiences all over the country and in Europe, and has performed at the Cover Festival in Davos, Switzerland (Tina Turner’s new home country) for the past two years.

Info:
Tickets for the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre show taking place on Wednesday 13 October are available from:
Totally Tina 
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre            
Doors open 6.45pm / Show Start Time – 7.30pm       
Box office No: 0333 009 6690
Website – https://www.atgtickets.com/shows/totally-tina/aylesbury-waterside-theatre/