Las Vegas, NV (PressExposure) June 01, 2009 -- Passionate, powerful and pure dynamite- these are the words that best describe the Queen of Rock ânâ Roll- the indomitable Tina Turner. Often called the most successful female artist of all time, Tina Turner has carved a place for herself in the rock genre which is hers and hers alone, at the very top.
Not only did her albums sell like hot cakes, her concerts were sell-outs too. Her high-voltage performances and natty dance moves lit up the stage. She is the original diva if ever there was one. Having ruled the hearts of her fans for four straight decades, she has long since retired from the live concert scene. But that hasnât stopped her fans from clamoring for her return. They are missing that dynamic energy of her shows. Her retirement has created a void like no other, in the live entertainment world.
The obvious spin-off of this is the rise of the numerous Tina tribute shows [http://www.tinaturnertributeshow.com/] that dot the entertainment landscape. More often than not, the tribute artist bears a striking resemblance to the real Tina Turner. She has the aid of a variety of Tina style wigs and lots of dazzling costume changes to complete the look. As the artist comes on stage, the audience is amazed at her uncanny similarity to Tina. Her chiseled and shapely legs go a long way in convincing the audience that theyâre watching the real thing.
But the real make or break moment is when the tribute artist takes the mike to belt out Turnerâs most famous numbers. The artist has to work hard on her voice to be able to recreate the magic of Tinaâs inimitable singing style and lusty vocals. She gives her all to each performance and is rewarded by the audienceâs reactions. When she steps on stage, the audience gasps at the uncanny resemblance. When she twirls and turns, the audience is hooked. And finally, when she begins to sing, she has the crowd eating out of her hands. From Proud Mary to Private Dancer, from River Deep Mountain High to Simply the Best, the artist takes the audience on a spectacular musical journey which leaves them spellbound. Her note-perfect imitation of Tina Turnerâs sensual and raunchy vocal style gives them goose bumps.
Every song is greeted with thunderous applause and thereâs a lot of clapping and cheering. Credit must be given to the accompanying band for recreating the magic of the original sound track, for, if the voice is the soul, then the music is the heart of any successful song. The songs are beautifully choreographed and the energetic dancing has the audience screaming for an encore. The crowd is mesmerized by the unbridled display of passion on stage â passion for the icon that is Tina Turner.
If you ever get the chance to catch a Tina Turner Tribute Show, my advice is- donât miss it. Itâs your best bet to watch Tina come alive on stage, as good as her second coming!