Dolly mixture of country classics

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THE Dolly Parton story will be told at the Webster Memorial Theatre, Arbroath this Saturday starring Andrea Pattison as the Queen of Country.

Andrea has been a professional singer for many years, mainly performing at weddings and functions.

In that time many people have commented on her similarity in sound and style to Dolly Parton.

As a life long fan of Dolly’s, Andrea always took this as a huge compliment, but it was only recently that she decided to use that aspect of her talent to reach a wider audience.

A new band was formed featuring some of the most capable and experienced musicians in the North East.

Andrea and the band recorded a CD of Dolly’s best loved material, designed a website, picked the songs for the show and started taking bookings.

Andrea is able to closely mimic Dolly’s unmistakable sound and phrasing, as well as her renowned onstage wit and charm.

All of Dolly’s most celebrated material features in the show, from her early country classics such as “Coat of Many Colours” and “Applejack”, through to the later smash hits such as “Jolene”, “Islands in the Stream”, “I Will Always Love you” and “9 to 5”.

For ticket details contact the box office on 01241 435 800.

Andrea’s perfomance is followed the following Saturday (May 28) with a performance from Dougie MacLean, Scotland’s pre-eminent singer-songwriter and national treasure. Dougie has developed an international reputation as a songwriter, composer and extraordinary performer, performing all over the world.