Come taste the Wine
One of the UK s most exciting new voices will be coming to Cambridge next month. Amy Winehouse will be making an appearance at the Corn Exchange on Saturday, February 17, as part of her new tour, in support of her new album Back to Black, and it promises
One of the UK's most exciting new voices will be coming to Cambridge next month.
Amy Winehouse will be making an appearance at the Corn Exchange on Saturday, February 17, as part of her new tour, in support of her new album Back to Black, and it promises to be one of the hottest gigs of the year.
The 11-track album was released in October, and includes her most recent single, You Know I'm No Good, which features a remix with rap vocals by Ghostface Killah.
The album is in contrast to her jazz-influenced previous album Frank.
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Instead the 24-year-old jazz/soul singer and songwriter is "shifting to the girl groups of the 50s and 60s".
Songs from the album also draw on some of Winehouse's past experiences, including her refusal to attend an alcohol rehabilitation centre.
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But what makes this album so interesting is the variety of musical influences she draws upon from Motown and swing to pop and r'n' b.
The former BRIT School student was born into a family with a history of jazz musicians. She received her first guitar at the age of 13 before singing professionally at 16.
Growing up listening to a range of diverse music clearly inspired her and helped mould her into the talented musician she is today.
Tickets to see Amy Winehouse are £16. Call the box office on 01223 357851.
The Winehouse way to fame
- In November 2006 Amy Winehouse was featured in NME's annual cool list for the first time, reaching Number 50
- Winehouse won an Ivor Novello songwriting award for Best Contemporary Song, Stronger Than Me, in 2004
- Last year Winehouse announced she had been approached by one of the producers of the James Bond movies to sing the main theme of Bond 22, scheduled at the time for release in November 2008