Honky Cats with Ian Von Memerty
South Africa’s Prince of the Piano
Ian von Memerty
Pays tribute to international King of the Keyboard
A TRIBUTE TO ELTON JOHN
Von Memerty is joined by the fantastic Centre Stage Band a thrilling journey through extraordinary and evergreen songs – starting way back with Your Song and Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – right through to The Lion King and Don’t Let The Sun go Down.
40 years as an international superstar, and a warehouse of awards including Oscar, Tony, Grammy and Platinum Albums, are tribute to the song writing and performing genius of Elton John.
Ian von Memerty says, “This is not an impersonation – because that would cheapen the unique phenomena that is Elton John, but it does give me the opportunity to do several things I don’t usually do.
First – I get to work with a great band – because with the rocking sound of Crocodile Rock, and Burn Down The Mission you need all the power and drive that great band can give you.
Second – it gives me a chance to sing the songs of just one man – which is something that I have never done in a show before – and is there any better music to do that with.
Third – it gives me a chance to really sing rock again, which I have not done for years and I found these songs sat in my voice with such ease.
Fourth – I get to do what I started out doing – playing the piano for the whole night – just wall-to-wall music.
Fifth – it means I have an excuse to wear some outrageous costumes – and I LOVE that”.
Centre Stage has become one of the country’s leading show band / entertainment houses and having worked with Gary Hemmings for over 20 years, since he founded CentreStage – it seemed a natural fit for the two.
Elton John’s brilliant and versatile music – from Circle of Life to Honky Cats, Bernie Taupin’s poetic lyrics, this great rocking band, and Ian’s experience as true showman and master musician – means that you are in for a night that will have you rocking in your chair, clapping your hands, and humming some of the greatest songs ever.
28 January 2018
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