Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Mills Reef Winery - 2013 Stars under the Stars Concert


STARTS
Mills Reef Winery Announces 2013 Stars under the Stars Concert ……
“Rock Legends” Tribute - Rod Stewart, Cher, & Elton John!

Now into its eleventh year, Mills Reef Winery is thrilled to announce that their hugely popular ‘Stars Under The Stars Concert’ is back with a vengeance in January, featuring three internationally acclaimed and legendary tribute acts to: Rod Stewart, Cher, and Elton John!

Concert -goers will be treated to a string of smash hits, from start to finish, delivered by the world’s most respected tributes to these legendary music icons. Says Mills Reef General Manager, Nick Aleksich, “we worked hard to find the best, and such is their incredible likeness, in voice and appearance, that fans are often left wondering if they’ve just witnessed the original artist!”

Opening the concert is the sensational Elton John Experience featuring Lance Strauss, widely regarded as Australia’s and arguably the world’s leading Elton John tribute, delivering an energy-packed rendition of Elton’s greatest hits.

Followed by Canadian, Dave Battah, regarded as one of the world’s greatest Rod Stewart tributes, presenting his spellbinding Forever Rod show. His vocals and incredible likeness has been said to have fans disbelieving that it’s not the man himself. Also joining him is special guest Ashleigh Toole, 2009 Australian Idol finalist, presenting her vocally powerful Hits Of Cher.

For over fifteen years, Dave Battah has thrilled sell-out audiences from Las Vegas, to London, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia with his stunning recreation of the unmistakable gritty vocals and energetic stage persona of music legend, Rod Stewart.

In his spectacular show, he effortlessly glides through Rod’s big hits, from rowdy tunes such as Hot Legs and Do Ya’ Think I’m Sexy, to romantic ballads such as The First Cut is the Deepest, Have I Told You Lately and Broken Arrow, to trademark ballads such as Sailing and Maggie May.


The Canadian-born singer says he is overwhelmed by his immense popularity. “It’s great to hear people tell me that I have given them something that to them, is just as satisfying, and probably just as close, as they are ever likely to get to Rod himself” said Dave.

“I count myself amongst the few vocalists in the world that can truly emulate Rod’s voice. I chose his music because it is so lyrical and all of his songs are as popular today as they were when they were released.”

“They also appeal to people of all ages, from all walks of life, all equally having a great time, singing along and enjoying themselves. It’s the same all around the world, wherever I play,” said Dave.

Special guest, Ashleigh Toole, will ‘turn back time’ with her tribute to her favourite artist, Cher. She is a unique and rare performer, Marcia Hines said, “I love your attitude. It’s fantastic. You’ve got one of the finest, strongest voices I have heard”.

Ashleigh made it into the top 12 of Australian Idol in 2009 and wowed the judges. Jay Dee Springbett (A&R Manager from Sony Music Entertainment) said, “There’s something mentally in the way that you, as Marcia said, just approach everything. Fifty percent of making it in the music industry is vocals and I think you’ve got the other fifty. Go Darling” Ian Dickson said “You are an immense talent”.

Says Ashleigh, “When people listen to music, it’s a peaceful sort of way of feeling better. I think that’s something great I can give.”

Ashleigh is truly an amazing, captivating and versatile artistic talent.

Since 1989 the Elton John Experience has been in great demand for concert appearances, gracing stages from the Sydney Opera House to the Royal Albert Hall in London, to performances in France, Spain and Hungary.

Fronted by Lance Strauss, the show has become the world’s best known Elton John tribute act, appearing before millions of people celebrating the music and lyrics of Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

“The resounding mood of this show is respect for the achievement of Elton John, a polished, impressive performance” says Pamela Payne of the Sydney Morning Herald.


“I was astonished when I saw him, he even has Elton’s skin” says John Reid, Elton John’s former manager.

From “Your Song” to “The Lion King”, the Elton John Experience embraces every highlight of Elton John’s long and illustrious career. “I’m flattered” said Sir Elton John.

Mills Reef’s 2013 Stars Under The Stars ‘Rock Legends’ Concert is not to be missed. Also, unlike recent years with two concert nights, this is a ‘one night only’ NZ-exclusive opportunity on Sunday January 27th of Auckland Anniversary weekend. Tickets will sell out, so be quick!

Gates open 4.30pm to enjoy an afternoon picnic on the lawn, with concert commencing at 6.30pm.

Tickets are just $59 and will be on sale at Baycourt TicketDirect as from 9am Thursday October 18th. As usual, for the first two days (Thursday and Friday), tickets can only be purchased over the counter at Baycourt, thereafter also available on-line and from all TicketDirect outlets nationwide.

This will truly be a concert to remember, don’t miss out!
ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Review: “Salute” By Royal New Zealand Ballet In Wellington

The Royal New Zealand Ballet performed “Salute” for a final time in Wellington on Sunday night, and it was nothing short of spectacular. More>>

ALSO:

NZ on Air: More Funding For TV Captions To Increase Access

More funding for TV captions to increase access NZ On Air has increased funding to provide more captions and audio description on television programmes for the hearing and sight impaired. More>>

Music: So Laid Back Country China Album Release

On Friday night, So Laid Back Country China held a gig at Meow for the release of their new album With Knees of Honey in Goodbye Canyon. I briefly spoke with Harriet lead vocals, keyboard) and Michael (lead vocals, guitar) before the gig More>>

Art: Wellington Region Celebrates Matariki

Eight Wellington museums and galleries have joined forces to present a major programme of exhibitions and events to celebrate Matariki 2015, the Māori New Year. The Wellington Matariki Festival will host more than 60 free events and activities between Saturday ... More>>

Wellington: TEDxWellingtonWomen Speakers Unveiled

The lineup is announced today for the highly anticipated upcoming event TEDxWellingtonWomen. Speakers include local women and men who have lived extraordinary lives and have ideas worth spreading. More>>


Books: Witi Ihimaera To Address ‘State Of NZ Literature’at Festival

6 May 2015 MEDIA RELEASE Witi Ihimaera to Address ‘State of NZ Literature’ at Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival The New Zealand Book Council has chosen the 2015 Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival as the stage for its annual address, which ... More>>

Culture: Historic Māori Portraits Travel To The Czech Republic

Image credit: Gottfried Lindauer, Wahanui Reihana Te Huatare, oil on canvas, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915 More>>

Art: Something Felt, Something Shared - Enjoy

Gabrielle Amodeo, Ruby Joy Eade, Clare McLean, Kalya Ward Curated by Emma Ng May 7 – 30, 2015 Opening: Wednesday May 6, 5.30pm Strange frequencies are channelled through personal narratives and poetic placeholders in Something felt, something ... More>>

Culture: Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015

Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015 Images from New Zealand Defence Force Click for big version A bugler plays The Last Post Click for big version A View from the top of the Carillion Click for big version Faces old and young Click for big ... More>>

Television: MediaWorks Announces Dancing With The Stars Hosts

MediaWorks and BBC Worldwide ANZ are delighted to announce host Dominic Bowden alongside co-host Sharyn Casey for the hit series Dancing with the Stars. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news