Soul great to fire it up

Doug Parkin­son ready to per­form a trib­ute to the leg­endary Joe Cocker with show fea­tur­ing ul­ti­mate hits

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - LIFESTYLE -

AUS­TRALIA’S great­est soul voice Doug Parkin­son is bring­ing the ul­ti­mate trib­ute to Amer­i­can soul leg­end, Joe Cocker, to West­ern Syd­ney this week­end.

Parkin­son will be hit­ting the stage at Rooty Hill RSL along with his eight-piece band to per­form some of the English soul artist’s most fa­mous songs.

Au­di­ences can ex­pect to hear all their favourite Joe Cocker songs and trib­utes in­clud­ing Hitch­cock Rail­way, Delta Lady, You Are So Beau­ti­ful, Up Where We Be­long and Cry Me A River, just to name a few.

With Parkin­son’s un­de­ni­able tal­ent, there could not be a more ap­pro­pri­ate singer to show­case Cocker, with the Aus­tralian often de­scribed as ex­cit­ing, pas­sion­ate and also a master of in­ter­pret­ing oth­ers’ songs.

A multi-award win­ning vo­cal­ist him­self, Parkin­son has per­formed all over the world and in a va­ri­ety of box of­fice hit mu­si­cals.

As well as per­form­ing the Joe Cocker trib­ute, a high­light of the show in­cludes Parkin­son’s own hit records, in­clud­ing the mas­ter­ful and iconic clas­sic hit record Dear Pru­dence.

But the show doesn't stop there: soul fans are also in for a treat with leg­endary artists Ray Charles, Ste­vie Won­der, Marvin Gaye, Michael Mc­Don­ald, the Bea­tles and The Great Amer­i­can Song Book also fea­tured dur­ing the per­for­mance.

If Parkin­son’s voice wasn't enough to sway you, his band com­prises some of Aus­tralia’s most ad­mired mu­si­cians.

If you love Joe Cocker’s voice and songs or if you are just a fan of soul this is a per­for­mance you will not want to miss.

Doug Parkin­son will ap­pear at Rooty Hill RSL this Satur­day, Au­gust 27, from 8pm.

Tick­ets are $44 and can be pur­chased on­line at rooty­hillrsl.com.au.

Be sure to get in quick as tick­ets are sure to sell fast.

Doug Parkin­son will rein­car­nate the songs of Joe Cocker at Rooty Hill RSL this Satur­day.

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