May 23rd, 2019

With Respect – A Tribute to Aretha Franklin by DeeDee Butters

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With Respect – A Tribute to Aretha Franklin by DeeDee Butters

Canadian singer DeeDee Butters brings together the hottest soul talent from the National Capital region to pay homage to the Queen of Soul.

Deeply influenced by Franklin’s style, DeeDee possesses a powerful and expressive 3-octave soprano voice that deftly recalls the agility and range of Aretha. Her interpretation of this legacy repertoire expresses the anthemic spirit of the original tunes as she charms the audience to share in the moment. DeeDee brings her improvisational ethos to the frontline while the show cooks on high heat with gospel soul-sister backups, searing brass solos, tingling piano riffs, soaring guitar melodies, all set against a driving energetic backbone of drum and bass.

Arranged and directed by bassist and composer Andrew Burns and pianist Nic Carey, the show features Aretha’s greatest hits played by Ottawa’s best talent

Andrew Burns – Bass
Nic Carey – Keys
Alex McFarlane – Drums
David Campell – Guitar
Iyono Ede – Backing vocals
Zeke Gross – Saxaphone
Kelly Craig - Trumpet

DeeDee’s remarkable voice has been played on CBC Radio in Canada and around the world (WA12 UK, LRD Radio France, Big Indie Giant South Africa). A founding member of The PepTides, DeeDee can also be found playing with Canadian Southern Rock outfit The Cooper Brothers, Amanda Rheaume, Rebecca Noelle, Destiny Funk Band, and many others.

May 23rd
220 Elgin St. 2nd Floor
Doors at 8:00 | show at 8:30pm
$17 Advance | $20 Door