The Dusty Sessions

7 October 2022 - 7:30pm
Dusty In Words And Music




A celebration of the life and music of Dusty Springfield, the iconic 60s pop starled by world class pianist and arranger Janette Mason featuring

Dusty’s biographer Lucy O’Brien and singer songwriter Jo Harrop. An evening of classic songs beautifully re-arranged, and an informative book reading/Q&A giving fans the opportunity to ask questions about Dusty’s life and music.

Janette Mason

Janette has garnered a reputation for her stunning arrangements and has produced a hugely successful series of shows including, Wall To Wall Bowie and Aretha Queen Of Soul.  She has a long list of credits including performing with Oasis and Pulp to writing music for film and television.

Lucy O’Brien

Lucy is a writer/academic and broadcaster. She is author of Dusty: The Classic Biography, She Bop: The Definitive History of Women in Popular Music and Madonna: Like An Icon. She played in all-girl band The Catholic Girls and is currently working on a memoir about punk and feminism.

Jo Harrop

Born in Durham and raised on a heady musical diet of Nina Simone, Billie Holiday and Aretha Franklin, Jo Harrop cut her teeth as a session singer, working with a host of iconic artists including Neil Diamond, Rod Stewart, Gloria Gaynor and Enrique Iglesias.After moving to London, she quickly established herself as one of the most unmistakable voices in British jazz, performing everywhere from the Royal Albert Hall to the Sunset Sunside Jazz Club in Paris.


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