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Shane Cortese: In rock 'n' roll heaven

Shane Cortese: In rock 'n' roll heaven

WITH just over a week before his explosive 50s JUKEBOX TOUR hits the road, Outrageous Fortune star Shane Cortese is in "rock n roll heaven"!

Not only is he celebrating the national release of his 14-track debut album, his show has been bought out by a major Australian venue and, due to popular demand, an Auckland show has been added to an extensive New Zealand itinerary.

The new show, on September 26, at the Bruce Mason Centre on Auckland's North Shore, will cap off a 12-venue tour that begins in Whangarei on September 4 and travels through to Invercargill. Shane and his eight-piece Class of 58 band will have audiences jumping in their seats to the “stonking” sounds of classic rock ‘n roll hits. Songs include a huge version of Roll Over Beethoven, featuring numerous Beethoven symphonies, and a 20-minute tribute to the king of rock n’ roll Elvis that has left audiences crying.

His album, Shane Cortese, Jukebox 58, will be available from all major retailers as of next week. Featuring the full band plus a kicking Horn Section, new life is added to such classics as “Johnny Be Goode” Roll Over Beethoven” and “It’s Only Make Believe”, as well as great versions of Buddy Holly’s “True love Ways”, “Heartbeat” and Dion’s ‘”The Wanderer” and their signature tune, “Rock and Roll Heaven”.

Hearing the buzz about the show, Australian venue Twin Towns International Showroom at Surfers Paradise have snapped up the 50s Jukebox show and will feature it on November 14.

An elated Shane says he is delighted with the success of the show and thrilled to be taking it to such large national and international audiences.

He says he decided to add the new Auckland show as a special thank you to his loyal supporters. Tickets will be available at the special price of $45 from Ticket Master.

He’s not just an actor who
thinks he can sing’

 Shane and his big band will tell his story through music, tracking his life from Sun Recording Studios through the movie years, the ‘68 comeback special and Vegas before his untimely death in 1977.

The suave actor and his band stage a tight, fast-moving, upbeat, bright show that  revives the magic of Buddy Holly, Del Shannon, Eddie Cochrane, Roy Orbison, Ricky Nelson and Gene Vincent.

  “Close your eyes and you’d think Elvis had re-entered the room. He is that good”—Sunday News.


Thursday, September 4

Whangarei. Capitaine Bougainville Theatre

Tickets:  Ticketek

Friday, September 5

Kerikeri. The Centre.

Tickets: The Centre

Wednesday, September 10

New Plymouth. TSB Theatre

Tickets:  Ticketek

Thursday, September 11

Napier. Municipal Theatre

 Ticket Direct

Friday, September 12

Palmerston North. Regent Theatre

 Ticket Direct

Sunday, September 14

Christchurch. James Hay

 Tickets:  Ticketek

Tuesday, September 16

Dunedin. Town Hall

Tickets: Ticketek

Thursday, September 18

Invercargill. Stadium Southland

Tickets: Ticket Direct

Saturday, September 20

Greymouth. Regent Theatre

Tickets: i-SITE

Sunday, September 21

Blenheim. Marlborough Centre

Tickets:  Ticket Direct

Monday, September 22
Wellington. St James

Tickets:  Ticketek

Friday, September 26
Auckland. Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna

Tickets:  Ticket Master



Lead singer Shane Cortese became a household name for his portrayal
of murderous and evil Dominic Thompson on Shortland Street and later
a finalist on Dancing with the Stars. More recently, he has morphed into
the shaggadelic Hayden Peters on Outrageous Fortune. What many
people have discovered in the past few years is Shane has an outstanding
pedigree in live rock ‘n’ roll music, having made a name for himself in
London’s West End playing Elvis in Elvis the Musical, Ricky Nelson in
Rock ‘n’ Roll Heaven, Ritchie Valens in Buddy, Pharoah in Joseph and
the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Rocky in The New Rocky Horror




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