Rock with DYLANesque
Fascinating stories combined with music hits make “DYLANesque” a show not to be missed for Bob Dylan fans.
The rock n’ roll show will appear at the West Gippsland Arts Centre on Sunday, November 18 at 2.30pm.
From the humble beginnings of his career to pivotal relationships and break-ups and trailblazing of the 60s and 70s, musician Jeff Jenkins and his electrifying four-piece band have created an authentic show packed with over 40 of Dylan’s hit songs.
Writing original songs and performing in the Yarra Valley, Jenkins admits to being not much of a Bob Dylan fan prior to “DYLANesque”.
However, spurred on by comments that he sounded like the hit-maker, Jenkins started looking into his music and was quickly astounded by “the incredible catalogue” and his influence on other top artists.
The result is a show which has toured across South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria for the past two years.
Jenkins opens the show with a tale from 1961, when an intrepid teenager hitchhiked his way from Duluth, Minnesota to New York City with only a guitar, $10 and “just an absolute belief in himself”.
“I read everything I could get my hands on about Dylan and worked all the fascinating stories about him into a show that I knew would make a great rock n’ roll show,” he said. “Dylan is an intriguing subject because of his constant evolution as an artist, immense catalogue of work and his personality; he’s a man who will always march to the beat of his own drum.”
Having written hits ranging from “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” to Adele’s 2008 hit “Make You Feel My Love”, Jenkins believes “even people that don’t consider Bob Dylan fans should come along”.
Tickets are $48 for adults, $44 for concession, $40 for members and groups, and $25 for youth under 18.
For bookings or further information, contact the West Gippsland Arts Centre box-office on 5624 2456 or visit wgac.org.au.
Left: Jeff Jenkins is looking forward to bringing rock n’ roll show “DYLANesque” to the West Gippsland Arts Centre on Sunday, November 18 at 2.30pm.“We just love performing our show, we’d do it in a tent,” he says. “But these big arts centres…it’s a thrill. It’s just so much fun. Audiences really get into it.”