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Totally Tina @ The Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Published by: Yvonne Delahaye on 10th Jul 2017 | View all blogs by Yvonne Delahaye

Totally Tina

As the most successful Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner has received eleven Grammy Awards, including eight competitive awards and three Grammy Hall of Fame awards. With combined album and single sales of approximately 180 million copies worldwide, she’s sold more concert tickets than any other solo performer, reached No 17 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of greatest singers of all time and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  She’s currently working on a new musical based on her life called ‘Tina’.

Worldwide Event Productions have created a faithful representation of Tina Turner’s iconic shows as Totally Tina features a fantastic live band, authentic dance routines and lots of gorgeous costume changes throughout.  Voted the UK’s Official No 1 Tribute to Tina Turner by the Agents Association of Great Britain at the 2016 National Tribute Music Awards, Justine Riddoch morphs into Tina with incredible vocals, mannerisms, gestures and dancing.

Being a singer myself, I always admire tribute acts as I know just how hard they have to work to get the vocals right and you have to be a very accomplished singer to achieve success.  Justine has been in the business for over 26 years and in 2002 won ‘Stars in their Eyes’ as Anastacia and her  subsequent, ‘Justine is Anastacia’ show was in great demand.  As Anastacia’s sales waned, Justine realised it was time to reinvent herself again and set about transforming herself into Tina Turner.

The show that we now see has been honed to perfection and Justine is the ultimate entertainer, engaging the audience quickly, bantering with them and the band and owning the stage with her energy, presence and dynamic vocals.  All the biggest hits are covered from River Deep, Mountain High, Private Dancer, Steamy Windows, Nutbush City Limits, Proud Mary through to Simply the Best.  Justine looks absolutely stunning in a series of glorious sequinned dresses and impossibly high heels, that I haven’t a clue how she moved around the stage in, but I had serious shoe envy!  What a pair of pins she has too and lead guitarist Jimmy singing ‘Hot Legs’ was a perfect song choice, as Justine looks exactly like Tina in her mini dresses.

This really is a fantastic evening and you’d swear that you were watching the real Tina in action.  For further details of the show, with video clips and tour dates visit


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Yvonne Delahaye







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