Amy Winehouse’s Band Reunite For Intimate Shows

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For the first time since her death, Amy Winehouse’s band took to the stage to perform in front of a live audience.

This audience also included the singer’s father Mitch Winehouse, who was in attendance at the show.

The late singer passed away from alcohol poisoning in 2011, and her band reunited for a live set at London’s QT at Middle Eight at Covent Garden earlier this week (March 7).The band are to return to the venue on May 10.

The show itself featured singer Bronte Shande Kirby, who was joined by most of the original band line up, including musical director and bass player Dale Davis.

“the best for Amy and her legacy”

This intimate show from the band took place following on from news that a new biopic about Winehouse was in full swing.

“I want the best for Amy and her legacy”, Dale Davis said recently.

The casting of Marisa Abela as Amy Winehouse for this upcoming biopic has been the subject of strong online criticism, with many claiming that she does not resemble the late singer.

One fan wrote, “They literally could have picked any other person on the planet, put a beehive on them, and they would look more like amy winehouse than the gal cast in that film does”. 

On this negative critcism, Dale added, “There was always going to be a film coming out about Amy… you’re always going to get criticism of whatever you do”. 

Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch also defended the casting in a recent interview, insisting that casting Abela for the role is the correct choice.

“Marisa is Marisa and Amy is Amy … so it’s no big deal if they aren’t mirror images. Marisa’s a great choice for the role, even if she doesn’t look exactly like Amy”, he said.

More on this from Nova here.