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Love Me or Leave Me - A Tribute to Nina Simone
A heartfelt & memorable experience of both the life story & the musical magic of Nina Simone – the consummate story teller, appreciated across the spectrum of jazz, folk, pop & blues.
A dynamic stage presence interwoven with sultry vocals - Christine Manetta, portrays Nina Simone’s stories & songs with a passionate drive & gives them a spin of her own. Joined by the musicians of Black Pearl - Highlighting songs such as: My Baby Just Cares for Me, I Put a Spell on You, Feelin Good & Sinnerman.

This 90min high energy show not to be missed.

"tight groove" - Musical Director - Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2015

"great to see and hear a tight rehearsed band" - Organising Committee - Port Fairy Jazz Festival 2017

"soulful experience" - Musical Director - Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2016

A little bit about your Speakeasy HQ Experience

Speakeasy HQ is proud to boast that it is the only vaudeville theatre to operate in Australia since the Tivoli closed in Bourke St in 1968. Vaudeville means short performances with a variety program. An average show at Speakeasy HQ will present up to a dozen artists that range from a stand up comedian, to a ballerina and a jazz act to a tap dancer. Speakeasy HQ currently presents fours days a week, on Thursday through to Sunday.

Entree sized tapas dishes are available for purchase from our bar, and our Candy Dolls serve delicious treats all night long!

Venue location

Speakeasy HQ

(Apollo Theatre Room)
522 Flinders Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Grab any tram heading along Flinders Street!


If you have any questions, contact the beautiful Knuckles at or Phone - 0447 199 914

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