A tribute to Adele

Jul 19th, 2018 | By | Category: On The Cover

(Y@H) Someone Like You (The Adele Songbook) is a celebration of one of our generation’s finest singer-songwriters.

When X Factor finalist Katie Markham was selected by Adele to appear in the BBC  Special Adele presented by Graham Norton, she never dreamed she would be both singing live with her idol on stage in London, and launching a brand-new UK touring show all within a year.

Markham began singing and dancing when she was six years old in Scunthorpe, UK. Singing remained in the background for a while due to her passion for dance, but when she started winning singing talent contests at aged 15, she began to focus on her unique and stunning voice and appeared in various theatre and musical productions as well as festivals throughout the UK.

In 2013, she was approached to enter X Factor and got to the last seven finalists, narrowly missing out on the judges’ houses stage. Sam Bailey, who went on to win that season of the X Factor said, “Katie’s voice is stunning and captivating. Having known her for many years I always knew she would do well.”

Markham emerged from the X Factor experience an entirely different person; as an artist with full confidence in her vocal ability.

In 2015, she was approached by producers of Adele Live at the BBC to appear on the show as part of an Adele tribute feature. Adele selected all the tributes herself saying of Markham, You sounded brilliant. I loved your audition video.”

So she was selected as one of eight Adele performers to be in the BBC show and performed alongside her idol as part of the piece.

And so the Someone Like You show was born. Markham is absolutely thrilled to be leading the national theatre production; a show which gives her the chance to portray Adele in exactly the way she has always dreamed.

“There is a real beauty to Adele’s music. I think that’s why it appeals to so many people, she lays raw emotion out for all the world to see,” said Markham, who is now considered the number one Adele tribute in the world and who has travelled across the globe performing as the lady herself.

This concert production recreates the magic of Adele’s music from her three hit albums, 19, 21 and 25. And with 2018 marking 10 years since the sensational debut album 19 was released, Markham recreates the magic that the legendary Adele started a decade ago.

Featuring the smash hits Chasing Pavements, Make You Feel my Love, Set Fire to the Rain, Someone Like You, Rolling in the Deep, Hello and the multi-million seller Skyfall, as well as featuring a
selection of songs by some of the legends that inspired Adele.

Someone Like You, the quintessential show for any fan of Adele, is coming to Ottawa, for one performance on Sat., Sept. 22 at Centrepointe Theatre.

For more information visit  www.someonelikeyou.co.uk

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