EMILY: My admiration for Dusty is not only for her as a singer but as a record producer. She didn't mind being different and was out to create her own soulful sound; she absolutely loved music, particularly the American soul music that was filtering over to the UK and she really knew her stuff.
EMILY: I started my career in Spain in a song and dance show; I sang with a few girl groups, formed my own Pink tribute act then moved into musical theatre. I toured with two of Steve Steinman’s absolutely brilliant musical shows: ‘Vampires Rock’ with Twisted Sister’s guitarist Eddie Ojeda and punk queen Toyah Wilcox and ‘Bat The Symphony’ with the National Orchestra of Great Britain. I had such a blast! Then I played the young Dolly Parton in the show ‘Dolly’ and the female lead in the rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza ‘Bad Boy Johnny and the Prophets of Doom’ which is an Australian production that originally starred Russell Crowe! I’ve also performed in China in ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ and I’m really looking forward to taking the lead in ‘Dusty and the Shades of the 60s’ in 2018.
EMILY: My image for the tour will be very much featured around Dusty's iconic look. Although nobody can BE Dusty, I am there to represent her so there will be some specific references including the beehive, the smoky eyes and the flamboyant glamour. For the Dusty fans there is a particular dress I get to wear which is quite iconic - you'll have to wait until the show to see it. There are a LOT of sequins!
EMILY: Every show has a different feel, live entertainment allows us to feel what the audience are feeling and that's exciting every day. Also, being able to perform in such beautiful venues and visiting different parts of the country is a massive plus!
EMILY: Coffee - needed for the long journeys
A Paper Diary - I'm a writer not a typist and without it I wouldn't have a clue what I'm doing!
Hairspray - if only that beehive stayed up on its own…
A picture of my dog
A pillow – then it's like sleeping in my own bed!
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