Patsy Cline tribute act set to wow Barking
PUBLISHED: 11:00 02 February 2016 | UPDATED: 11:18 02 February 2016
The country Nashville sound of the 1960s will descend on The Broadway theatre on Friday night.
Life-long country music fan Sue Lowry will bring her iconic Patsy Cline tribute act and sound to the Barking theatre.
She will perform all the most popular tracks from the recordbreaking artist – including Crazy, Sweet Dreams and I Fall to Pieces – which together helped Cline spend 251 weeks in the country music album charts in the US.
Sue said: “I was just doing generic music for a long time but when I was young I wanted to do pop music and would do the odd country song, which would go down the best as I was being told I had a country voice.
“It just comes naturally to me, I guess.”
Sue has had a passion for country music from a young age – and she was inspired by growing up in a musical family.
“My mum and dad are both entertainers and my brother sings as well,” she explained.
“From a really young age I was listening and singing along to pop, country and rock ’n’ roll.”
Sue used to perform a mixture of genres at her shows and her country tracks always drew the most attention.
So she decided to start performing her own tribute show.
“I used to get comments like ‘you really sound like Patsy Cline’ when I was singing her songs,” Sue explained.
“That’s when a friend of mine who is a tribute artist said ‘you should be singing as Patsy with those sort of compliments’.
“I was a bit nervous at first about singing as such an iconic star.”
The Patsy Cline tribute show starts at 7.30pm on Friday. Tickets cost £16.50 to £17.50. Call 020 8507 5607 for more information or to book a ticket.
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