Rye international jazz & blues festival proudly present legendary vocalist Dionne Warwick at the iconic De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea as part of our summer festival programme.
Tickets: Premium seating sold out. For general tickets book directly with the De le Warr Pavilion - Tickets £50 / £55 / £65 / £70
With a vast array of hits, including Walk On By, Anyone Who Had A Heart, Do You Know The Way to San José, and Heartbreaker, Dionne is one of the best-loved singers in the history of music.
Warwick’s career, which currently celebrates 50 years, has established her as an international music icon. She has five Grammy’s, more than sixty charted hit songs and sold over 100 million records. She’s truly a music legend.
“She sparkles with the dusting of superstardom that only a select few truly have” - The Evening Standard
Supporting Dionne on her European tour is English folk singer songwriter Jon Allen.
Concert starts at 7pm
Reserved Premier Front Stage Stalls Seats £70
Dionne Warwick’s career, which currently celebrates 50 years, has established her as an international music icon and concert act. She has earned more than sixty charted hit songs and sold over 100 million records.
Warwick received her first Grammy Award in 1968 for her mega-hit, “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?” and a second Grammy in 1970 for the best-selling album, “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again.”
She became the first African-American solo female artist of her generation to win the prestigious award for Best Contemporary Female Vocalist Performance. This award was only presented to one other legend, Miss Ella Fitzgerald.
In 1970, Warwick received her second Grammy Award for the best-selling album, “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again,” and began her second decade of hits with Warner Bros. Records.
In 1976, Warwick signed with Arista Records, beginning a third decade of hit-making. Arista Records label-mate Barry Manilow produced her first Platinum-selling album, “Dionne,” which included back-to-back hits “I’ll Never Love This Way Again,” and “Déjà vu.” Both recordings earned Grammy Awards, making Warwick the first female artist to win the Best Female Pop and Best Female R&B Performance Awards.
More recently, Warwick recorded an album of duets, “My Friends & Me,” for Concord Records, a critically acclaimed Gospel album, “Why We Sing,” for Rhino/Warner Records, and a new jazz album, “Only Trust Your Heart,” a collection of standards, celebrating the music of legendary composer Sammy Cahn for Sony Red/MPCA Records.
More recently, Warwick has added “author” to her list of credits with two best-selling children’s books, “Say A Little Prayer,” and “Little Man,” and her first best-selling autobiography, “My Life As I See It” for Simon & Schuster.
Currently, Warwick just completed recording a new studio album commemorating her 50th Anniversary. Set for release this Fall, the album is being produced by Phil Ramone, featuring special new material written by her long-time friend and legendary composer Burt Bacharach.
Jon Allen is an English folk rock singer-songwriter.. His debut album Dead Man’s Suit was released on 1 June 2009 on Monologue Records. He is best known for the songs “In Your Light” and “Going Home”, the later of which featured in a worldwide advert for the Land Rover Freelander 2. His music is evocative of the folk-rock scene of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Icon of the Modernist movement, Del La Warr Pavilion is a pioneering arts organisation, People’s Palace - these overlapping and sometimes conflicting roles characterise the De La Warr Pavilion built in 1935 and re-furbished in 2005 as a national centre for contemporary arts for the south east region and beyond. Offering contemporary art exhibitions, auditorium, eatery, bar and shop.
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