TimeOut New York Critic’s Pick three years running, ECHOES of ETTA, the Etta James tribute, returns to Joe’s Pub to spread some holiday cheer, December 10th at 9:30 pm. On the heels of the release of their first CD, recorded Live at Joe’s Pub, ECHOES will be back to deliver their usual electric Rock and Soul tribute sprinkled with some seasonal favorites to lift your spirit. After a featured appearance on NBC’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a successful tour of Southeast Asia, and an exclusive appearance at the Commissioner’s Tailgate for Superbowl XLVIII, MRM Productions is proud to bring back William Blake and Michael Thomas Murray in the MAC award-winning “Show of the Year,” Echoes of Etta.
Blake’s peerless vocal prowess as an R&B and Jazz singer has made him the darling of the New York nightlife scene, from Birdland to the Carlyle, Town Hall to Carnegie, Brandy’s to the Duplex. Teamed with acclaimed music director, pianist, and Echoes conceiver, Michael Thomas Murray (The Chantels, Forever Dusty, 50 Shades! The Musical), Blake has found the perfect vehicle for his soulful three octave range and guileless lyric interpretation in what BroadwayWorld calls "One of the best tribute shows of this, or any year.”
With a trio of gorgeous back-up girls, The Peaches, and Murray’s formidable band, ECHOES of ETTA delivers killer vocals and slammin’ arrangements in a high-energy testimonial to the legend who bridged the gap between Rock 'n' Roll and Rhythm and Blues. A night to remember for the Etta aficionado or any fan of great music, with audience favorites like Sunday Kind of Love, At Last, Tell Mama, I'd Rather Go Blind, Something's Got A Hold On Me, and selections from Etta’s Holiday Albums!
We can't wait to see you there!
"A Brilliantly out-of-the-box idea” Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal