Kathy Sledge is a Renaissance woman — a singer, songwriter, author, producer, manager, and Grammy-nominated music icon whose boundless creativity and passion has garnered praise from critics and a legion of fans from all over the world. Her artistic triumphs encompass number one hits, platinum albums, and successful forays into several genres of popular music. Through her multi-faceted solo career and her legacy as an original vocalist in the group Sister Sledge, she's inspired millions of listeners across every generation.
Somewhere in the ethereal heavens, legendary icon Billie Holiday is surely smiling ever so brightly. Another illustrious vocalist, the acclaimed Kathy Sledge, has come along and captured all the magic that made Ms. Holiday so unforgettable. It's as if the two women knew each other personally. Ms. Sledge has effortlessly brought the effervescent Billie Holiday back to life through the magnetic musical; The Brighter Side of Day. This musical is a captivating theatrical production that propels you into the distinct sound of the 40's era. Symphonious horns, driving rhythms, captivating melodies, and an alluring atmosphere exemplify what we have come to know as simply Billie Holiday. For those who remember these times, you will find your experience hauntingly reminiscent. For those born in a different era, you will be pleasantly surprised how the music of the 40's was so significantly uplifting....ASTOUNDING! From the onset, this theatrical presentation muses the spirited musical cadence of that epoch. Ms. Sledge channels Billie Holiday's unique voice, creating an enchanting experience that makes The Brighter Side of Day one of the most noteworthy musical celebrations of our time. This Broadway-bound show takes you on a journey that allows you to experience Billie Holiday in a way never portrayed before. The Brighter Side of Day introduces you to another side of Billie Holiday that exposes and highlights her creativity and vivacity, leaving you with no doubt why she was referred to as "The Lady.”
Kathy Sledge is constantly setting new standards of excellence in her creative pursuits. While sitting on the Board of Directors for Nile Rodgers' We Are Family Foundation and serving as a Goodwill Ambassador for Antigua and Barbuda, she's finishing up her first book No, Means Next, a compendium of advice gleaned from her career and her own life's journey. Just like her idol Tina Turner before her, Kathy is hardly slowing down in this next chapter of her career. Tina might have hung up her dancing shoes, but they're a perfect fit for Kathy Sledge.
In The Brighter Side of Day, Sledge certainly achieved her goal of celebrating the sounds that made Billie Holiday a musical icon.! by Stacy M. Brown
The shows have been very successful and are selling out! by Suzanne Rothberg
She parted her lips and mouths dropped, Kathy Sledge as Billie Holiday. by Ebonie Dukes
Upon her entrance, Sledge’s star quality immediately captivated the crowd. by Christian John Wikane