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Dusty tribute comes to pier

PUBLISHED: 15:19 03 April 2008 | UPDATED: 10:46 03 July 2010

THE haunting and powerful songs of the late, great Dusty Springfield come to Great Yarmouth this summer in something of a coup for the Britannia Pier.

Katy Setterfield, right, winner of BBC's The One and Only programme is confirmed as appearing at the Pier on Saturday, August 30 - her first gig in the UK after completing her three-month prize-winning contract in Las Vegas.

THE haunting and powerful songs of the late, great Dusty Springfield come to Great Yarmouth this summer in something of a coup for the Britannia Pier.

Katy Setterfield, right, winner of BBC's The One and Only programme is confirmed as appearing at the Pier on Saturday, August 30 - her first gig in the UK after completing her three-month prize-winning contract in Las Vegas.

After years of singing, Katy entered the world of the tribute artist in 1993. Performing as Cher, she quickly realised her ability to change her voice was the key to her success.

In 2000, she was invited to audition as the new lead female vocalist in the smash hit That'll Be the Day. Belting out a couple of Cher songs the gig was immediately hers and the opportunity to learn her stage skills was born.

And along the way director Trevor Payne suggested different artists for Katy to impersonate: Tina Turner, Debbie Harry, Shirley Bassey, Sandie Shaw, Brenda Lee, Doris Day and many more were honed at this time.

But the masterstroke came with the discovery of Katy's uncanny ability to “be” Dusty Springfield. Last year, she made the decision to take vocal coaching lessons and it was her coach who suggested Katy enter the BBC1/Endemol show The One and Only.

After reaching the final 10 as both Cher and Dusty she won through to the live contest in January/February and beat 11 other contestants to the prize - a three-month performance contract in Legends, Las

Vegas.

The Britannia Pier Box office is open daily from 10am (April to September) on 01493 842209.

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