Be in to see top acts at sum­mer se­ries

South Waikato News - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Their names are syn­ony­mous with rock’n’roll roy­alty whose hits have made them Grammy Award win­ners.

Ear­lier this year the Sum­mer Concert Se­ries an­nounced that for the first time in New Zealand Pat Be­natar and gui­tarist Neil Gi­raldo, Bach­man and Turner along with Amer­ica would per­form in Taupo, Matakana and Queen­stown in Fe­bru­ary.

The South Waikato News has one dou­ble pass to give away to the Taupo show, which will be at the Taupo Am­phithe­atre on Fe­bru­ary 16.

Pro­mot­ers Green­stone En­ter­tain­ment and Taupo Sum­mer Concert Ltd are proud to be fol­low­ing the suc­cess of their 2012 Sum­mer Concert Se­ries head­lined pre­vi­ously by the Doo­bie Broth­ers and Lit­tle River Band.

Four-time Grammy win­ner Pat Be­natar and hard­charg­ing gui­tarist Neil Gi­raldo are be­hind 10 plat­inum al­bums, 19 Top 40 sin­gles and some of the most mem­o­rable hits of the 1980s era such as Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Love Is A Bat­tle­field and Heart­breaker.

How­ever, Randy Bach­man earned his first col- os­sal suc­cess with Win­nipeg rock band The Guess Who when their hit Amer­i­can Woman shot to No 1 on the Bill­board charts, a first for any Cana­dian act.

With Fred Turner, the duo be­came part of Bach­man-Turner Over­drive and gained global suc­cess sell­ing more than 30 mil­lion records, earn­ing a stag­ger­ing 120 plat­inum, gold and sil­ver discs, and notch­ing up hits in more than 20 coun­tries.

Amer­ica formed 42 years ago when Gerry Beck­ley and Dewey Bun­nell (along with for­mer band-mate Dan Peek who died in 2011) met at a Lon­don high school and har­monised their way to the top of the charts with Horse With No Name.

ATo en­ter, name one of Pat Be­natar’s hits, and send with your name and contact de­tails to swaikato.ed­i­tor @wrcn.co.nz or PO Box 89, Toko­roa 3444.

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HALL OF FAME: Pat Be­natar and Neil Gi­raldo, Bach­man and Turner, and Amer­ica will play a triple-header 80s favourites next year and you could be there.

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