Winehouse has been resurrected, revived and reimagined in this brand new,
hilarious and uplifting show starring world-renowned actor and singer, Alexis
Fishman, direct from New York
with her band.
After the news arrives that her idol Tony Bennett would give anything to record with her again, Amy Winehouse finds her way back from wherever it is she went after her untimely death in 2011. She’s ripe for a comeback, even if it’s from the dead.
Expect the beehive, the foul-mouth and all of Amy’s hits, including some you may never have heard before.
Read on to spend 5 minutes with Alexis Fishman
How would you describe your show to someone who knew nothing about it?
It’s a loving tribute to the late, great Amy Winehouse filled with all her hits and some fantastic stories.
What/Who was its inspiration?
Amy Winehouse, of course!
What do you think its best quality is?
It’ll surprise you.
Why should people see it?
Because it’s really, really good 🙂
…And! there’s an 8-piece band! We just finished a fantastic run in New York in a double bill with Amy’s father, Mitch Winehouse, and the new band arrangements are awesome. Melbourne is in for a treat!
If there is one thing you would like to say to your fans, what is it?
Keep supporting live entertainment!
Who or what has been the greatest influence in your career?
Oh gosh, I don’t think there is a singular answer here. Barbra Streisand, for a start.
Who makes you want to sing?
Right now, the 2016 Broadway revival cast recording of “Hello, Dolly!” at full volume on my Amazon Alexa.
When did it become clear to you that music and entertainment were your passions?
I was always passionate about it, but I think it wasn’t until relatively recently that I realized that my identity as a person was inextricably linked to being an artist.
What does music, song and entertainment mean to you?
I believe in authenticity, creativity, expression and the power of communication. Music and song combines all these things.
What are 3 words that describe you?
Easy going, friendly, someone-that-talks-to-herself-constantly.
What are 3 things that would surprise people to learn about you?
1) I can’t wriggle my ears or fold my tongue, but I can roll my stomach.
2) I eat tomatoes like apples.
3) I’m really good at stand-up paddle boarding.
What is next for you?
Up to Sydney to do “The God Of Isaac” at Darlinghurst Theatre.
Melbourne Cabaret Festival from Wednesday 19 until Sunday 30 June 2019, Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran. Bookings: http://melbournecabaret.com