Mem­o­ries sung for Alzheimer’s

The Tribune (NZ) - - NEWS -

Yesterday Was just the Be­gin­ning of My Life: Any­one alive in ’75 will pos­si­bly re­mem­ber theNo 1 hit for Mark Wil­liams, the song that launched his ca­reer.

Now lead singer for Dragon in Aus­tralia, Mark is re­turn­ing to New Zealand next year for a spe­cial mu­si­cal pro­ject.

Jazzmeis­ter Rodger Fox has long had a dream of re­ar­rang­ing clas­sic Kiwi pop songs for his big band. Rodger has taken songs such as April Sun in Cuba, and Slice of Heaven, clas­sics by Split Enz and Hello Sailor, Rock­inghorse, Head­band, Ardi­jah and the Hol­i­day­mak­ers and given them ‘the trea­ment’. Mark will sing them along­side Deb­bie Har­wood from When the Cat’s Away, Erna Ferry and another vo­cal­ist.

‘‘There’s a Si­na­tra-es­que ver­sion of Yesterday... which Mark will be singing,’’ Rodger says. ‘‘The con­cert will be held in Oc­to­ber 2016 to celebrate the 50th an­niver­sary of the Manawatu Jazz Club. We’ll be do­nat­ing a por­tion of the pro­ceeds to Alzheimer’s Manawatu.’’

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