Q&A with Letitia George from 'The Voice UK' & 'Respect to Aretha'

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Jan. 26, 2019, 11:10 a.m.

Letitia rose to the starlight when she appeared on series 4 of The Voice UKin 2015, now she is starring in 'Respect to Aretha' coming to Millfield on Sunday 24th March.

Hear how Letitia became part of the show, and why she loves singing the music of Aretha Franklin - A woman who made music that will live forever!


When did you first get involved with the show?

The show has been completely built up from scratch. It's new and fresh and we created it ourselves. We're very proud. Respect to Aretha was born in October 2018.

Have you ever seen Aretha Franklin live and if so how does she compare to your concerts?

I have sadly only ever had the chance to see Aretha when she's been on the tv. I'm scared of flying so I guess that's something Aretha and myself have in common. But I would have loved to have met her!

Who do you perform as in the show?

I perform as myself. My tribute to Aretha is very much that. Nobody can do Aretha like she could. Some part of me thinks I'm crazy to try but I just want people to come to the show and feel like they leave with a little part of her. Although I perform each song as Aretha, I'm not trying to be Aretha Franklin. I just want to do her proud.

What is your favourite song that you perform?

Natural woman is my all-time favourite Aretha song. It just touches my soul.

Tell us a little more about the show members .

We are a seven-piece band. I've been performing with the musicians for many years now and I couldn't think of any other group of people I would rather do this with. They're my musical family.

What can the audience expect from attending one of your shows?

If you're coming to the show expecting to see someone who looks, sounds and acts like Aretha Franklin, you're not going find it. In fact, you won’t find that anywhere. But if you want to come to a show that celebrates the life of Aretha and helps you get a little taste of the love and passion she had for music, then look no further. We want to tell you a story, share with you as fans ourselves, and indulge in who is most simply, one of the greatest artists to ever walk this earth. If you're looking for some real honest heart and soul performances to pay respect to a queen then Respect to Aretha is the show for you.

What do you enjoy most about the performances?

The music. That's what we're here for right?

Why do you think now is the right time to be touring this show?

The thing is, with the passing of Aretha, when really is the time? But one thing I know, or at least hope, is that by going on tour next year we can bring comfort to each and every fan of Aretha Franklin and together we can show our love for a woman who made music that will forever live on. R.I.P QUEEN ARETHA FRANKLIN.

You can book tickets to see Letitia at Millfield, and to celebrate the music of Aretha HERE

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