BILL HALEY JR has Kiwi audiences rockin' and rollin'
Audiences amazed at authenticity “ROCK ‘N’
BILL HALEY JR. – son of the “founding father of rock ‘n’ roll – has had revellers shaking, rattling and rolling in Invercargill and Dunedin over the weekend, amazed how true the recreation of one of the greatest musical acts in history is to the original.
Concert-goers proclaim BILL HALEY JR. & THE COMETS’ show “amazing”, “brilliant” and “well worth it”.
Emphasizing authenticity in sound and presentation in a 2-hour show, BILL HALEY JR. shared inside stories behind the songs he sang, backed up by his talented five-piece band of Comets: multi-instrumentalist Bobby Michaels on saxophone, percussion and keyboard; nimble-fingered Mike Denaroon electric guitar; Christopher Davis Shannon slapping the upright bass; and not forgetting Rich Flamini’s energetic Gene Krupa-style drumming.
The tour moves to Timaru tonight and then on to Christchurch, Nelson, Wellington, Hastings, Palmerston North, New Plymouth, Auckland, Tauranga, Rotorua and Hamilton.
Audiences should be prepared to jump, jive, dance, clap, stomp their feet and sing along to classic 50s favorites such as Rock Around The Clock, See Ya Later Alligator, Shake, Rattle & Roll, Rock This Joint, Chantilly Lace, Johnny B Good and Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On when BILL HALEY JR. & THE COMETS rock the joint!
Bill Jr says don’t expect so much a tribute band, but rather a Rock and Roll history show. Along with the behind-the-scenes stories, Bill Jnr emphasises that he and his band mates perform the hits just as they sounded in the 1950s.
“We play as authentically as possible,” Bill says.
|Saturday 15||INVERCARGILL||Stadium Southland||Ticketdirect.co.nz||03 211 1692|
|Sunday 16||DUNEDIN||Town Hall||Ticketdirect.co.nz||03 477 8597|
|Monday 17||TIMARU||Theatre Royal||Ticketek.co.nz||03 688 4160|
|Tuesday 18||CHRISTCHURCH||Aurora Centre||Ticketek.co.nz||03 377 8899|
|Wednesday 19||NELSON||Trafalgar Centre||Ticketdirect.co.nz||03 548 3840|
|Thursday 20||WELLINGTON||Opera House||Ticketek.co.nz||04 3843840|
|Saturday 22||HASTINGS||Hawkes Bay Opera House||Ticketek.co.nz||0800 842 538|
|Sunday 23||PALMERSTON NORTH||Regent on Broadway||Ticketdirect.co.nz||06 357 9740|
|Tuesday 25||NEW PLYMOUTH||TSB Theatre||Ticketmaster.co.nz||06 759 0021|
|Wednesday 26||AUCKLAND||ASB Theatre||Ticketmaster.co.nz||09 970 9700|
|Friday 28||TAURANGA||Holy Trinity||Ticketdirect.co.nz||07 577 7188|
|Saturday 29||ROTORUA||Energy Events Centre||Ticketmaster.co.nz||0800 111 999|
|Sunday 30||HAMILTON||Founders Theatre||Ticketek.co.nz||0800 842 538|
Clubs and rock ‘n’ roll enthusiasts in the Hawke’s Bay and Rotorua, can make a full night of this event with special “all American” menus available at the venues prior to the show.