Leg­endary songs

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Award-win­ning and mul­ti­tal­ented New Zealand singers Suzanne Lynch and Pat Ur­lich team up for Oper­atu­nity’s na­tional tour of Leg­endary Vo­cal Groups.

Suzanne is an iconic Kiwi singer who first found fame as a 14-yearold in 1965 in The Chicks with her sis­ter Judy. The duo re­leased their first al­bum and ap­peared on the NZBC tele­vi­sion se­ries C’mon in 1965 and went on to re­lease more sin­gles and al­bums.

Suzanne went solo in 1969, be­came a res­i­dent per­former on the TV show Hap­pen Inn, and in 1970 was voted New Zealand En­ter­tainer of the Year.

Since then she has toured in­ter­na­tion­ally with artists such as Neil Sedaka, Art Gar­funkel and Cat Stevens.

Join­ing Suzanne is another to Kiwi singer, Pat Ur­lich.

Amem­ber of Kiwi band Th’ Dudes, Male Vo­cal­ist of the Year in 1986 with the band Pek­ing Man, and for­mer man­ager of TrueBliss, Pat is a band co-or­di­na­tor and teacher, vo­cal coach, the­atri­cal per­former, as well as choir-master and ar­ranger for men’s a capella choir V12.

Oper­atu­nity’s prin­ci­pal res­i­dent artist Bon­aven­ture Allan-Moetaua and a three-piece band round out the act.

Leg­endary Vo­cal Groups brings back great mem­o­ries with hits from the 50s through to the 70s, fea­tur­ing the Mo­town mu­sic of The Temp­ta­tions, The Plat­ters, and The Ink Spots; the pop of The Bea­tles and The Everly Broth­ers, and the folk rock sound of The Ma­mas & The Pa­pas.

Oper­atu­nity per­forms these leg­endary and unique sounds live at 11am next Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 16 at Life Church on Feather­ston St.

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