In ‘My Tribute To Kirsty MacColl’, Karen J White brings to the stage the songs of an underrated pop icon, reports the scenestr.com website in Australia.
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“For me, it’s simply about her varied style that I really love,” Karen says of what draws her to Kirsty and her music.
“I was nicknamed ‘the queen of quirk’ up in Port Douglas where I first started singing in public, and it was partly because I sang a lot of comedy songs but it really came about because I like to sing such a variety of songs.
“I like to make people laugh, I like to make them cry, I like to put stars in their eyes. I like the whole gamut, and particularly I like putting some raunchy stuff in the show as well,” she laughs, “and Kirsty did that as well.
“She sang sad songs, happy songs, gentle love songs and ‘I’ve been cheated on’ songs, and some really quite naughty ones, which I thoroughly enjoy.”