Lady Nade Sings Nina Simone

Lady Nade pays tribute to the high priestess of soul; the perfect live music experience for theater shows, jazz and blues clubs, venues and festivals across the UK.

Nina Simone was one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century, an icon and consummate musical storyteller, who used her remarkable talent to create a legacy of liberation, empowerment, passion, and love through a magnificent body of work.

By the end of her life she was enjoying an unprecedented degree of recognition.

Her music was enjoyed by millions through her many recordings and exposure through movies, television and online. She sold over one million CDs in the last decade of her life, making her a global best-seller.

It’s often been said in reviews and by fans that Lady Nade’s voice is similar to that of Nina Simone, and something Lady Nade is known for is paying tribute to the artists who have been key influences in her life;

“I grew up listening to my grandads mix tapes and discovered Nina Simone - she has gone on to have a song for every moment of my life, she has held me in times of joy, despair, love, laughter and hope”. 

She adds about the live shows:

“As a black female Nina Simone paved the way for artists of my generation to not give up on their dreams and hopes. I am delighted to be celebrating her life and legacy with some of UKs top musicians”

This high energy show has a band of up to 6 musicians who are all dedicated to recreating the sound that transformed popular tunes of the day into unique syntheses of jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music.

Songs include:

I Wish I Knew How
Love Your Loving Ways
Ain’t Got No, I got Life
Break Down And Let It All Out
Love Me Or Leave Me
Mr Bojangles
Work Song
Why Keep On Breaking My Heart
Put A Spell On You
Feeling Good G Minor
Take Care Of Business
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood*
Lilac Wine

Running Time: 2 hours including interval, Suitable for ages 12+, Latecomers welcome.

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Lady Nade

Renowned for her distinctive and award-winning vocal prowess, Lady Nade possesses one of the most singular voices in the UK music scene.

Critics and fans alike have often drawn comparisons between Lady Nade's voice and the legendary Nina Simone. An artist known for paying homage to those who have profoundly influenced her journey, Lady Nade holds Nina Simone in high regard.

Nina Simone, an icon and consummate musical storyteller of the twentieth century, left behind a legacy of liberation, empowerment, passion, and love through her extraordinary body of work. By the end of her life, she had garnered an unprecedented level of recognition. Her music reached millions through recordings, film, television, and the digital sphere. In the last decade of her life alone, she sold over a million CDs, solidifying her status as a global best-seller.

As a black woman, Lady Nade acknowledges Nina Simone's trailblazing role in paving the way for artists of her generation. Simone's tenacity encouraged them not to abandon their dreams and aspirations. Lady Nade is honored to celebrate Nina Simone's life and enduring legacy alongside some of the UK's most accomplished musicians.

This high-energy performance is a heartfelt dedication to recreating the transformative sound that blended popular tunes of the era into a distinctive fusion of jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music.

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