Sony Holland: A Tribute to Dusty Springfield
Doors: 7:00 pm |

About This Event

Sony Holland
Sony Holland and her stellar band are bringing a brand-new show to Feinstein’s at the Nikko, a tribute to British blue-eyed soul icon, Dusty Springfield.

Dusty’s legacy cannot be matched. She was the first to welcome Motown artists to British television and, as a gay woman navigating superstardom in the 60’s, inspired a generation of singers… Adele, Chrissie Hynde, Annie Lennox, Shelby Lynne, Amy Winehouse, Lisa Stansfield and more. Dusty was a complex, shy woman and often had to stand her ground when it came to making decisions about songs and recording a specific way. Sony’s powerful yet delicate voice pairs perfectly with Dusty’s wide-ranging repertoire.

Sony got her start singing for tourists at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf which led to a multi-year residency at the Ritz-Carlton SF, extended tours of Asia and nightclub stints from New York to L.A. Don’t miss the thrilling return of this singular artist as she brings the music of a pop-icon to the Feinstein’s stage.

About Dusty Springfield:
With Dusty’s first international hit in 1963, “I Only Want To Be With You,” she was well on her way to becoming one of England’s most popular recording artists. Burt Bacharach began writing for her in the 60s, as did many others. Towards the end of the 60’s Dusty caught the ear of producer, Jerry Wexler, who ran Atlantic Records. Wexler and Dusty had their share of arguments about what to record and where to record. Jerry remembered a flying ashtray at one session. He laughed about that. One of the most recognizable songs from their collaboration on Dusty In Memphis is Son Of A Preacher Man. That song had a revival in 1994 when Quentin Tarantino used it on the soundtrack for his film, Pulp Fiction. In spite of the albums modest sales, Rolling Stone ranked it #89 from a list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. A little known anecdote from this time is that Dusty used her influence with Wexler to help her friend, John Paul Jones, get a record deal for his new band, Led Zeppelin. Sony’s concert covers a wide array of Dusty’s hits as well as others she performed during her career on BBC television programs such as, Ready, Steady, Go, It Must Be Dusty, Decidedly Dusty and Dusty. Ms. Holland says she is really quite taken with Dusty’s story and, of course, her music. 

Feinstein's at The Nikko 222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA