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Platform Will Be Transformed Into A Sultry Jazz Bar At This Aretha Franklin Candlelight Concert

Tamsin Salfrais Tamsin Salfrais - Staff Writer

Aretha tribute candlelight

Aretha Franklin was one of the greats. Decorated with numerous honours throughout her nearly six-decade-long career, the iconic singer-songwriter and pianist made a huge impact with her soulful, jazzy anthems – which are still belted out by fans across the world today. On February 25, exactly 48 years after her 20th studio album, Let Me In Your Life, was released, a candlelight tribute to her will be performed right here in Glasgow. Tickets are available now.

A series of glowing candles will illuminate the converted railway arches of the iconic city-centre venue, Platform, known for its versatile spaces that host gigs, exhibitions, club nights and dining. The location is ideal for this Aretha Franklin candlelight concert as arched ceilings and darker corners make for a remarkable recreation of a smoky, back-in-the-day jazz bar.

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Credit: Platform

Paying R-E-S-P-E-C-T to Aretha will be a talented group of musicians, made up of vocals, piano, saxophone, guitar, bass and drums. They’ll perform two 90-minute sets (including interval time) on the evening, one at 6pm and another at 8.30pm, so you can choose a time that suits you best. At this Aretha Franklin candlelight concert, expect to hear songs like I Say A Little Prayer, A Natural Woman, and of course, Respect. With a varied back catalogue, you’ll be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy a history lesson on one of the most influential and acclaimed figures in the world of jazz. It’s time to quit Day Dreaming about how wonderful this evening of music would be, and book your ticket to experience it first hand.

Candlelight Jazz: A Tribute To Aretha Franklin

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