AMY ARMSTRONG IN “RESPECT THE QUEEN: A Tribute to the Queen of Soul – Aretha Franklin”
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 8pm
Amy Armstrong brings her new Respect the Queen: A Tribute to the Queen of Soul – Aretha Franklin show to Martinis Above Fourth on March 6 at 8PM! Fans can expect an evening of amazing songs, hilarious storytelling, and a memorable, heartfelt tribute to one of music’s greatest legends from one of cabaret’s most powerful, beautiful voices.
In a world of auto-tune, lip-sync, and vocal augmentation – to hear a rich, natural, projective voice like Amy Armstrong’s is an affirmation that true vocal talent still exists! Audiences are brought to their feet night after night by the warmth and talent of this amazing artist; and, they’re reminded again and again why it’s been said that she has “The voice of an Angel and the mouth of a sailor.”
GET TO KNOW THE ARTIST
Originally from Detroit, Amy Armstrong has been a professional entertainer since she was a young child. Her powerful and soulful voice mesmerizes listeners while her hilarious and sometimes risqué humor keeps them doubled over in laughter.
Amy made her home in Chicago in 1995, and quickly became one of the Windy City’s hottest talents. She has performed in cities from coast to coast, including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, Dallas Provincetown, Key West, St. Louis, San Francisco, Seattle, Palm Springs, and Chicago. With her musical partner Freddy Allen, Amy has been a regular headliner on the RSVP Vacations circuit since 1999, and is considered to be one of the most popular main-stage and cabaret acts for LGBT events.
Along with her musical partner Freddy Allen, Amy has headlined the National HRC Black-tie event in Dallas, and has also served as the Grand Marshal for the Gay Pride Parade in Washington, DC. Amy and Freddy have had the pleasure of performing for tens of thousands on the US Capital’s main stage.
Over the years, Amy has performed with Mary Wilson and the Supremes, Bea Arthur, Jennifer Holliday, and Phyllis Diller. Amy’s dynamic personality, soaring soulful voice, and unstoppable comedic wit keep fans coming back for more, more and more!
An evening with Amy Armstrong is truly a warm, hilarious, and musically intimate cabaret experience. Her love of music is abundantly clear, and her charisma and warmth for her audience, which is often populated with friends and guests who are already quite familiar with her from having seen her headlining engagements on RSVP Cruises, is palpable.
It sounds like a cliché, but… she can literally sing anything, and her musical repertoire ranges from standards, pop, Broadway, and everything in between. Her rich, powerful voice and uncensored, candid storytelling, take audiences night after night on a musical comedy adventure that they won’t soon forget.
One moment the audience is roaring in their seats to a spoken word storytelling anecdote; the next, they’re voluntarily transformed into Amy’s makeshift “Pips” for a soulful sing-along rendition of “Midnight Train to Georgia”. And the next moment, you can literally hear a pin drop, as the real magic happens: Amy drops all comedic ambition, relaxes her posture, and fully immerses herself into a heart-wrenching pitch-perfect interpretation of a current Adele, Sam Smith, or Pink hit.
In a world of auto-tune, lip-sync, and vocal augmentation – to hear a rich, natural, projective voice like Amy Armstrong’s is an affirmation that true vocal talent still exists!
Audiences are brought to their feet night after night by the warmth and talent of this consummate performer. And they’re reminded again and again why it’s been said that she has “The voice of an Angel and the mouth of a sailor.”