Tina Turner tribute is ‘simply the best’

Langford Legion set to host a rock'n'roll celebration

Luisa Marshall

Love’s going to have a lot to do with it as Luisa Marshall brings her tribute to Tina Turner to the Langford Legion.

Marshall’s love for Turner and her music started as a youth, when her sister forced her to watch a concert. When she realized she could make a living impersonating the singer she never looked back.

“It’s been my bread and butter for the longest time,” Marshall said. “It’s much more of her being inspirational to a lot of people. I’m really having a lot of fun.”

Now she brings all of Turner’s hits to adoring fans, including “Private Dancer,” “The Best” and “What’s Love Got to do With It.”

Marshall lives in Vancouver, but often plays public shows and corporate events on the Island. Her current tour includes five stops over here, the last of which is the Langford show.

The performance will also see Marshall pay tribute to other female performers such as Lady Gaga, Shania Twain, Etta James and Amy Winehouse.

She won’t be doing full costume changes for each performer with this stripped-down version of her performance, but through slight changes in dress and mannerisms, Marshall inhabits each of the performers.

“I just sort of do a little movement like Amy Winehouse and people recognize it,” she said.

The performance will be casual and interactive, Marshall said, with audience requests welcomed. During the show she’ll be looking in the crowd for the sexiest man on Vancouver Island to volunteer. For what, exactly, remains a surprise.

Marshall will reveal her new Thunderdome coat as she performs “We Don’t Need Another Hero,” from the film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, in which Turner also acted.

“The people are just hungry for entertainment like this,” Marshall said.

Tickets for the April 5 show are available at the Langford Legion, by phone at 250-478-8365 or at brownpapertickets.com.


Just Posted

Deep Cove man running 50 km every month through his 50th birthday year

Ultrarunner hopes Deep 50 Challenge will raise $5,000 for Help Fill A Dream

Oak Bay to host secondary suite open house on Thursday

Online secondary suite survey will run April 25 until May 10

Local author wins gold medal for new book Fat Cats

Former parks warden’s series welcomes new addition to the canon

Ancient microbes discovered off the Juan de Fuca Ridge potentially offers glimpse into alien life

The marine bacteria is dependent on hydrogen, a compound present almost everywhere

Saanich rental project wins silver by going ‘green’

The Verve rental housing project stands at the corner of Boleskine Road and Whittier Avenue

WATCH: Movie star and PACE alum Calum Worthy talks musical theatre and his career

“American Vandal” and “Austin and Ally” actor has been returning to the program for over 20 years

POLL: How often does your family use BC Ferries?

Navigating the lineups for BC Ferries is a way of life for… Continue reading

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of April 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

RCMP confirm witnesses say body found at Kelowna’s Gyro Beach

Police tape is blocking part of the beach and several RCMP officers are on scene.

B.C. fire department rescues kittens

Enderby homeowner not aware kittens in wood pile near garbage pile fire that got out of hand

QUIZ: How much do you know about Easter?

Take this short quiz and put your knowledge to the test

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s lawyer show is turning into a horror movie

Court actions pile up over pipelines, car insurance, care aides

Global Affairs warns Canadians in Sri Lanka there could be more attacks

A series of bomb blasts killed at least 207 people and injured hundreds more

Most Read