As real as gloved one

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - PLAY WHAT’S ON -

fam­ily dra­mas aside, Kenny Wizz (pic­tured) is de­ter­mined to give Aus­tralian au­di­ences a thriller night. The for­mer street per­former turned world No. 1 Michael Jack­son im­per­son­ator re­turns to the Gold Coast to­mor­row night with his trib­ute show, Michael Jack­son HIS­tory II. Wizz has been per­form­ing as the King of Pop for 28 years but never tires of putting on the fa­mous singer’s mask. ‘‘It’s al­ways fresh and new for me,’’ he says. ‘‘Do­ing the tour – that’s what’s good – be­cause you go to dif­fer­ent places. I can’t be­lieve it’s been that long, it seems like yes­ter­day when I started.’’ While Wizz never met MJ, in 1995 he got the big­gest ac­co­lade from the singer’s mother Katherine Jack­son, who saw him in Las Ve­gas. ‘‘That was a boost for me, for her to tell me I was do­ing a good job and to keep up the good work.’’

plays Twin Towns to­mor­row and Satur­day at 8.30pm. Tick­ets are $51.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.