What do you get when you get seven of the most iconic Aussie acts ever to grace a stage together in one room? You get the APIA Good Times Tour, that’s what!
Now in its eighth year, this popular roadshow is coming back for 2020 and this lineup looks to be the biggest and best yet.
Rolling into the Civic Theatre on Friday 12 June, the 2020 iteration will see Brian Cadd, Deborah Conway, Joe Camilleri, John Paul Young, Kate Ceberano, Leo Sayer, Vika and Linda Bull, and Wendy Matthews regale the crowd with a litany of hits.
First up you’ve got the Ginger Man himself, Brian Cadd who penned such hits as Woman You’re Breaking Me and Little Ray Of Sunshine for The Groop and Axiom while solo fare like Ginger Man, Let Go and the soundtrack to the legendary Morning Of The Earth surf movie seen him become one of the giants of Australian songwriting.
Deborah Conway, meanwhile first came to our attention back in the ’80s with the band Do Re Mi but has since parlayed that early success into a long and storied career that has birthed such classics as Only The Beginning and Under My Skin.
Also no slouch on the hitmaker front Joe Camilleri, through his work with legendary bands Jo Jo Zep And The Falcons and The Black Sorrows has become part of the fabric of Australian culture. Disagree? Listen to tracks like Shape I’m In, Harley and Rose and Chained to the Wheel, not to mention The Sorrows’ most recent album – the brilliant Citizen John.
When it comes to no foolin’ Aussie pop royalty, they don’t come much more regal than Love Is In Th Air hitmaker John Paul Young, who has more hits than you can poke a stick at and 4 million record sales under his belt.
Kate Ceberano, too is a bona fide national treasure, with too many hit singles to mention and accolades with her ’80s band I’m Talking and as a solo artist. Kate is also in top creative form having recently released the critically acclaimed albums Tryst with Paul Grabowsky and The Dangerous Age with Steve Kilbey and Sean Sennett.
If you feel like dancing well ex-part UK worldbeater Leo Sayer, who now calls Australia home is sure to have you on your feet with his string of hots including Thunder In My Heart, More Than I Can Say, Moonlighting, The Show Must Go On, One Man Band, I Can’t Stop Loving You.
For 30 years, the glorious voices of Vika and Linda Bull have comprised one of the most distinctive, versatile and emotionally charged sounds on the Australian music landscape. Since their multi-platinum conquest of pop radio with The Black Sorrows in the late 1980s, the sisters have forged diverse pathways into soul, gospel, rock, country and the island music of their Tongan ancestry.
Last but certainly not least, Wendy Matthews whose hits include I Don’t Want To Be With Nobody But You, The Day You Went Away, and If Only I Could is sure to bring the house down with her emotive vocal style.
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