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Amy Winehouse’s band announce Camden show to mark late singer’s 40th birthday

Winehouse's live band will play at KOKO in December.

By Nick Reilly

The Amy Winehouse band, with Dale Davis third from left (Picture: Press)

Amy Winehouse‘s band have announced plans for a special one-off London show at the end of the year to mark the late singer’s 40th birthday.

The show at KOKO in Winehouse’s hometown of Camden will take place on December 22, with organisers promising a celebration of Winehouse’s unparalled talent and her lasting legacy.

The band is formed of the same musicians who formed the core of Winehouse’s live performances from the very start of her career until her untimely death from alcohol poisoning in 2011. They include her musical director and bassist Dale Davis, who has also been recruited as music consultant on the upcoming Winehouse biopic Back to Black.

Vocals will also come from singer Bronte Shandé, while scarcely-seen footage of the singer’s career is also promised. as well as a variety of on-screen visuals and rare footage of the singer.

Tickets will go on sale this Friday (September 15 and you can buy them here.

Winehouse’s band has continued to tour in the wake of her passing, most recently touring across Europe for this summer’s festival season, as well as three upcoming shows in Ireland.

Meanwhile, the upcoming Winehouse biopic, titled Back To Black, began filming in January and is being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, who was a close friend of Winehouse. Marisa Abela (Industry) will appear in the lead role.

Jack O’Connell has also been cast as Amy Winehouse‘s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil, with whom she shared a fractious relationship.

The project has been authorised by the late star’s estate including her father, leading some to question whether the biopic will fully explore the issues that plagued Winehouse’s personal life.

Per a description (via Focus Features): “Back To Black will focus on Amy’s extraordinary genius, creativity and honesty that infused everything she did. A journey that took her from the craziness and colour of 90’s Camden High Street to global adoration – and back again, Back to Black crashes through the looking glass of celebrity to watch this journey from behind the mirror, to see what Amy saw, to feel what she felt.”