So I am super excited to tell you that I have had the absolute pleasure of being asked to work with the brand spanking new Motown the Musical. Hold your horses it doesn’t open till February 2016 BUT tickets are now on sale! (could be an amazing christmas present for the family)! AND it is showing at the Shaftesbury theatre, one of my favourites!
When the email came through I couldn’t help but be amazed at how perfect this opportunity was. You all know the phrase ‘if you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life’. Well for me this couldn’t ring any more true, I absolutely love Motown music (and know lots of you reading this do too), so I jumped at the chance of featuring it on my blog and putting this post together is certainly not work – it consists of a glass of wine, a bloody good pair of speakers and a little dance around my room as I try and compile my favourite songs from the era!
So without further ado here is my selection. I would also like to point out that i’ve chosen songs by artists that I know will feature in the show (of course I don’t know which songs will feature) but I wanted you to really get a feel of what lies in store…
- Jackson 5 – Blame It On Boogie
- Diana Ross – Upside Down
- Stevie Wonder – Higher Ground
- Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely (I couldn’t just pick ONE Stevie song c’mon…)
- The Supremes – You Can’t Hurry Love (nooo you’ll just have to wait!)
- Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing
- Marvin Gaye – Heard it Through the Grapevine
- The Marvelettes – Please Mr. Postman (I will die if this song is in the show!)
- The Commodores – Easy (like a Sunday Morning)
Right if that is not enough to get you out of your seat and dance then I don’t know how else i’ll persuade you. The storyline of the musical will reflect how Motown Records came about in 1959 and all the amazing people that it signed. I don’t know any other musical out there that incorporates so many songs by different artists that everybody knows and loves, its a sure fire success and i bet it will be one of those shows you can’t possibly forget!
I hope you enjoy the post and it brightens up your day! Go on put your headphones in and have a little listen at your desk or on the tube or wherever you may be! I’m sure there will be more Motown things in the pipeline of the blog too, so keep a look out!