Month: April 2021

Marina Prior & David Hobson The 2 of Us

After 3 back to back years of selling out 100 + shows around the country, Soprano and Tenor powerhouse legends of Musical Theatre and Opera, Marina Prior & David Hobson embark on their Encore Tour, ‘The 2 Of Us’ in up close and personal mode.  Brand new songs, back-stage and life stories, and including the classics from their vast repertoire spanning 35 years in a 2 hour spectacular show.

Accompanied by renowned pianist David Cameron, in a two-hour intimate performance, Marina and David will perform their classics from productions such as The Phantom of The Opera,
Cats, Evita, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and La Boheme, to name but a few, as well as favourites from their award-winning albums.

‘It’s been beyond our wildest dreams to travel this beautiful country of ours being supported by Australians in our own backyard” says Marina & David.  “We’ve met so many wonderful people and made new friends along the way and we privileged to be able to do this and do not, for once take it for granted’, says Marina & David.

“It’s great that we have the opportunity to take the show to the people, in areas around the country, that we may not have otherwise been able to get to with some of the bigger productions we perform in’ says Marina.  ‘With the Up Close & Personal show, it’s like you’re in our living room and we’re in yours, singing both your and our favourite songs with a few funny career stories thrown in’, says David.

David Hobson is one of Australia’s best-known operatic tenors, musical theatre performers and recording artists.  He has sung and performed many roles for Opera Australia, performed lead roles in musical theatre, sung for the Queen, featured at the AFL Grand Final, Carols by Candlelight, Spicks and Specks, Dancing with the Stars, It Takes Two and has been a presenter on Foxtel’s Arts Channel, Studio.

Marina Prior is regarded as Australia’s leading lady of musical theatre.  She is best known for her lead role in The Phantom of the Opera and Cats, to name just two.   She has also performed with international stars including Richard Harris and Jose Carreras.  Well known for her Carols by Candlelight performance each year, she was recently seen on the ABC TV series The Divorce.  In 2006, Marina was honoured with an induction into Australia’s 100 Entertainers of the Century.

Hear the classics, their recorded favourites with a hint of humour thrown in!  Definitely a show not to be missed!

Jayne Denham WANTED Tour

Jayne Denham  is one of Australia’s most admired and sought-after country performers. Her impressive and relentlessly energetic live shows have earned her countless opportunities performing for VIP crowds at Keith Urban’s Sydney shows in conjunction with appearing as a featured main stage artist at all of the major Australian country music festivals including CMC Rocks, Deni Ute Muster, Gympie Music Muster, and the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Mornington Country Music Festival and the upcoming NQ’s Rockin’ Country in Mackay Qld. 

 With her ability to tell a story that captures the imagination through her songs, Denham has scored four #1 radio hits in Australia,  Six  Top 10 video’s on The Country Music channel a number  #1 for Hung Up on You, her duet with Troy Kemp which garnered a million streams within 6 months of release and six Country Music Channel (CMC) and three Golden Guitar Award finalist nominations. The single Porch Party featuring two of her good friends & fellow Australian Country Music stars, Amber Lawrence and Jasmine Rae, racked-up over 100,00 streams in its first six-weeks of release and got to #3 on the influential The Music Network Country Top 50 airplay chart.

Jayne is also known for her truckin’ songs & is an Ambassador for Women In Trucking in the USA, she  has been invited to perform at some of the biggest Truck shows in the world throughout America over the past 3 years. The single Black Coffee & White Lines was released at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, TX August 2019 & the video was filmed in Alaska, featuring three members of the hugely successful and iconic Ice Road Truckers show. It reached over 100,000 views within the first few months. 

 Jayne’s recorded her new album ‘WANTED’ during the Covid lockdown and has, to date, released two singles from the record. The latest single Better Settle Up is racing up the radio charts across Australia and is currently Top 20 on The Music Network Magazine Top 50 Airplay Chart and No #1 on the Tamworth 2TM chart. The epic music video hit over 8,000 views across all platforms in just the first 48 hours.  The first single Better Make It A Double reached #13 on the Music Network Chart.

Hurricane Fall

Hurricane Fall are joining Tamworth’s Hats Off to Country and kicking off their second live tour of the country here at West Tamworth League Club.

The band are on a massive roll with a new single release in June and the start of a brand new tour.

The new single “Another One More Night” showcases the amazing vocal talents of the band along with the solid wave of sound that fans can’t get enough of.

This is one night that you do not want to miss! It’s no longer a show, It’s a concert.

The Three Johns

A show that will have you singing along to the songs that we all know!

The show features Mike Vee (Whispering Jack Show – a tribute to the music of John Farnham), and his very talented 6 piece backing band.

Mike Has been performing his Whispering Jack show for over a decade throughout Australia and overseas. Suggested by many as the best tribute to the music of John Farnham, the show has been a real winner for fans of Farnham’s music. In 2015 Mike performed on the trip of a lifetime aboard the official Gallipoli 100 year cruise. Darryl Braithwaite, another artist on the cruise, was so impressed with Mike’s performance that he invited him up on stage to perform with him. A credit both to Mike’s ability as a vocalist and performer.

Mike decided to put his brand new band to task and combine another two of his favorite artists in John Fogerty and John Cougar and together The Three Johns show was born. Add in a special  tribute to Olivia Newton John and you have one hell of a show.

Some of the songs in the show include:
Proud Mary, Heard It Through The Grape Vine, Midnight Special, Fortunate Son, Ever Seen The Rain, Jack and Dianne, R.O.C.K, Paper In Fire, Cherry Bomb, I Need A Lover, Check It Out, Lonely Old Night, The Voice, Pressure Down, Reasons, One, Playing To Win, Two Strong Hearts, That’s Freedom.