SHE sold more concert tickets than any other artist in a career spanning four decades. Tina Turner also won eight Grammys and sold over 200 million albums.

But although the 78-year-old former queen of rock and soul now lives as a recluse in America, the award-winning tribute show Totally Tina, which visits Bournemouth in January is described as the next best thing.

Lead vocalist, Justine Riddoch who launched the show seven years ago promised they were pulling out all the stops for the new show.

“We make ourselves a promise to pull out all the stops, so that the show is the very best it can be and the audience goes home buzzing.

“Building up a following takes time, and a lot of hard work, and we believe in looking after our fans. What they want to hear is what’s important, which is why we’ve asked them this year. We had a fantastic response, and we’re hoping they’ll love what we’ve done.”

Justine is no stranger to the stage, having been treading the boards for more than 26 years. Her career changed direction in 2002 when she won ITV’s Stars In Their Eyes as Anastacia, and for the next six years, her tribute show, Justine is Anastacia performed all over the world.

When her muse stopped releasing albums, Justine created Totally Tina which aims to re-create the spectacle and energy of Tina Turner’s legendary shows, with a six-piece live band and four dancers covering all the hits from the early days with Ike to her solo come back in the ‘80s.

With handmade replica costumes and dance routines, Totally Tina is the UK’s official number one Tina Turner tribute. Totally Tina is at the Pavilion on Saturday, January 6.