Growing up in Alabama/USA with the songs of the great Jazz and Blues Singers, Dorothea Fletcher decided already as a child to dedicate her life to music. After numerous shows in clubs she celebrated her first successes in Las Vegas, where she performed with soul stars like The Platters, Bobby Womack and Millie Jackson, and sang in the Shows "Legends in Concert" and "American Superstars". Finally, she wanted to go to Europe and also become famous there. Since 1997 she belongs to the cast of the famous international Double-Show "Stars in Concert" in the Estrel in Berlin.
One of the highlights in her career was the duet she performed with Jermaine Jackson (Jackson Five). In 1999 she was the leading part in "Elements" as well as in "Jingle Bells" in the Friedrichstadtpalast in Berlin. In addition to her shows in "Stars in Concert" Fletcher performed from 2004 till 2014 with Udo Jürgens, who engaged this exceptional artist as a singer for his shows and tours. She still sang with him on his last tour before his death in 2014 the two songs “I Can, I Will" and "Ich war noch niemals in New York". Fletcher became also famous after her performances with the “Big Band-Orchestra” of Pepe Lienhard and in TV-Shows like "Let's Dance" (RTL).
Further TV-Shows as "Wetten, dass...?" and also in the NDR, MDR, RBB, 3Sat and ARD followed. She was also guest star at the "42nd & 50th Montreux Jazz Festival" and sang with Quincey Jones, Chaka Khan, Patti Austen, Al Jarreau, Simply Red and many more.
Vasti Jackson is an elemental force in the world of music as professional musician for more than 43 years!
He is a perfect performer, songwriter, arranger and producer. From his early beginnings as a musician in churches and dancing bars in McComb, Mississippi, he played on festivals, in concerts and theatres all over the world. Vasti Jackson moves between Blues, Soul, Jazz, Funk, Gospel and Pop without any effort.
Among others, he worked with BB King, The Grammys, Harry Connick Jr., Martin Scorsese, Wynton Marsalis, Dr. John and Cassandra Wilson. Moreover, he became a member of the Mississippi Musician Hall of Fame in 2012 and won the Albert King Lifetime Guitar Award in 2015.
Vasti Jackson played in Dan Akroyd's House of Blues Radio Hour und performed, composed, produced and recorded music for HBO, VH1, Mississippi Educational Television and BBC (British Broadcasting Corp.).
David Michael Johnson, named DMJ, was born in Columbus/USA. Already during his studies at New York University he acted as solo artist in the “Spectacular-Shows“ of the Radio City Music Hall. Subsequently he performed on Broadway in „Porgy and Bess“ and „Singin´ in the Rain“ and started his international career as locomotive Electra in „Starlight Express“ in Japan, Australia and Bochum. Furthermore, he played in „Jesus Christ Superstar“, „Miss Saigon“, „Dream Girls“ and „Rent“.
DMJ performed also in concerts of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra , e.g. in „Songs For A New World“ in Stuttgart, „The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber“ on a Scandinavian Tour, „An Evening With Tim Rice“ in Barbados and London, „One Enchanted Evening“ in Dublin, „Chess In Concert“ in London, and went on tour through Germany with „Best of Musical Gala“ by Stage Entertainment in 2010. Since 1999 DMJ is solo artist in the concert series „The Night of A Thousand Voices“ in the Royal Albert Hall in London and most recently he was part of „We Will Rock You“.
Marten Krebs is a passionate actor, moderator and entertainer. He studied drama, singing, tap dancing and ballet in Berlin, but his roots are in Altmark in Saxony-Anhalt. He delivered brilliant performances on stages, acted in the movie „Am Fluss“ and was also shooting with Barbara Schöneberger.
When Marten Krebs enters the stage stairway, the elegance of the great entertainers is becoming alive and the famous actrice Gisela May characterized him as „Reincarnation of former entertainers“. May was his artistic foster mother and he dedicated to her a solo program with anecdotes of their long lasting friendship, poems and songs. „The entertainer is laughing because you enjoy it. He is singing and dancing only for you and at worst all of you are singing with him.”
Already as a child the US-American discovered her passion for music and made her experiences very early in various gospel choirs and the live music club of her parents in Houston/Texas. From passion to vocation: Before she started her own career, she worked with stars like Stevie Wonder, Marla Glenn, Joshua Kadison and was on world tour with Whitney Houston for four years. In Michael Jackson's musical "Sisterella" Miles gave also a brilliant performance in the star role of "Ella". She lives in Berlin and came to the notice of Marius Müller-Westernhagen when he visited one of her concerts. He engaged her for his tours and produced her new album "Simple Days" - after her debut album "Follow Me (The D-Tour)" again a proof of her outstanding quality as musician and songwriter. She enthuses her fans with music composed by herself, partly pop music, partly ballads but also rock songs.
Felicia Jackson was born in sunny California and also grew up there. Already as a child she always loved singing and dancing and dreamed of living in New York one day. As young adult this dream came true when she got the chance to study at the „Alvin Ailey American Dance Center“.
After her exam she received a grant for „Steps on Broadway“. At the same time she also performed with several smaller contemporary companies and completed her skills in singing and acting. Then she went to Hamburg and performed in many shows like “Buddy", "Ain't Misbehavin", "Freak Out" und "Shout" during that time.
She also worked for theaters in Germany, Austria und Switzerland in shows like „Dreamgirls“, „Rocky Horror Picture Show“, „Porgy and Bess“, „Hair“ and „La Cage aux Folles“. After performing for 9 years in the musical “King of Lions” in the Theater at the Harbour of Hamburg she could work backstage as choreographer for „Once On This Island“ and at last in the Thaila Theater in ”Die Stunde da wir nichts voneinander wussten".
Felicia is now working as a freelance artist and teaches Yoga, Pilates and dancing in Hamburg. She is very happy to be part of "Simply The Best".
She was born in London and studied singing, dancing and acting in Gothenburg and London. One of her greatest and most famous engagements was "Cats" in the Haus der Operette in Hamburg and "Porgy & Bess" in the Theater des Westens in Berlin. For the last couple of years she has been part of "Stars in Concert", where she is singing in their own production "A tribute to Boney M" in addition to her job as background singer in "ELVIS - The Musical". Furthermore, Sharlie Pryce works as a writer and composed together with Jade Valor the novel "Salomé". Currently she is working on her first book of the "Shudan Rising" series.
Alana Everett is a professional dancer, born in Australia and living in London. She started her education in Sydney at the Newtown High School Of The Performing Arts and completed it with a bachelor’s degree in Contemporary Dance at the Victorian College Of The Arts in Sydney. Alana gained experiences in contemporary and commercial dancing as well as in the model and film business, in television and theater.
From 2006 - 2007 Olena visited the "Nezhin School Of Culture Art" in the Ukraine. Till 2011 she studied at the "National Academy Of Managerial Staff Of Culture And Arts" where she specialized in choreography and was awarded with a qualification in "Modern Dance" in 2014. Afterwords, she studied for another two years and completed successfully her master’s degree in 2016.
At first, Andreas Walter studied classical drums and later Jazz E-Bass and Contrabass at the Berlin Academy Of Arts from 1990 bis 1996. He played with Jerry Granelli's legendary band UFB at the international Jazz Festivals of Ottawa, Vancouver and Halifax as well as in the U.S. in San Francisco and New York and at the Leverkusen Jazz Festival in Germany. After being personally invited by Lou Ree to play in his concerts, Andreas Walter became part of the spectacular production "Lulu" by Robert Wilson in the Berlin Ensemble. Additionally, he had current engagements in various shows (e.g. Gayle Tufts "Soul Sensation Show" directed by Thomas Herrmanns) and in numerous bands (Steve Wood's "Nighttrain", Siggy Davis Band, Keith Tynes Band, Power Unit and many more).
Anthony Wright has been accompanied by music during his whole life. As his father was a priest and his mother a gospel singer, his musical talent was brought to him since he was a little child. Already when he was 14 years old, he performed with musicians like The Isley Brothers and the R&B-Band Surface.
He is not only a master on the drums but also in playing saxophone, flute, clarinet and piano. And so he became the youngest Musical Director on Carnival Cruise Ships, the greatest operator of cruises in the world. More than one half of the shows on board of the cruise liners are created by him. Moreover, he is a demanded DJ, plays with stars like Beyonce, Kid Rock and Glenn Lewis and plays records at parties of Bill Clinton, Shakira, Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Elton John.
The talented musician Doan Pham played in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia. There is a big demand in his skills in different styles of music like rock, pop, jazz and funk. Pham performed with the Grammy winners Jacksoul" as well as with jazz singer Molly Johnson. The Canadian played also on international stage with the Aminoto Orchestra for the former American President Obama in Bali, accompanied the Chinese popstar Han Hong in front of 20.000 fans in Shanghai and was on tour with the Asian Superstar Tayu through China and Taiwan. As a member of the Jazz-Funk-Band The Triodes" Pham was on stage with famous musicians like the saxophonist Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band) or the Grammy nominated genius on the clarinet Dan Byron.
Entertainment is his passion. For more than 20 years producer Bernhard Kurz has been working in the show business. In the course of his career, the exceptional lookalike-shows have paved the way for his outstanding reputation as an expert in the matter of tribute shows.
Since 1997 Bernhard Kurz has been producing the Las Vegas Live Show “Stars in Concert” at the Estrel Festival Centre in Berlin. More than 6,000 performances with more than 4 million visitors prove without doubt, that the show is one of the most successful ones in Germany. It’s a tribute to the superstars of the last 60 years.
Nonetheless, Bernhard Kurz has also produced tribute shows about The Beatles (“all you need is love!”), ABBA (“Thank you for the music”), Elvis Presley (“Elvis – Die Show”), The Blues Brothers (“I’m a Soulman”) as well as a show about the successful record label Motown Records (“Memories of Motown”) with worldwide success.
His production ‘It’s all musical’ – a glamorous gala show honouring the most popular musical songs – brought him a step closer to the metier that had once drummed up his enthusiasm for the work behind the stage and for the entertainment business. Along with his brother, the musical producer Friedrich Kurz – who was also Andrew Lloyd Webber’s manager and personal assistant - he brought the successful musicals like ‘Phantom of the Opera’, ‘Cats’ and ‘Starlight Express’ to Germany.
Retrospectively, ‘Stars in Concert’ is Bernhard Kurz’ ‘most important show’ for which he got several awards as ‘Best Producer’ in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.