Mu­sic icon re­turns on Satur­day

The Tribune (NZ) - - THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT - Book­ings for the Satur­day 20 8pm show are avail­able on 351 4409 and glo­bethe­atre.co.nz

If any­one has earned the ti­tle ‘liv­ing Kiwi mu­si­cal leg­end’, it’s John Rowles. When the singer with the dis­tinc­tive rich bari­tone burst on to the scene in the 60s, his songs charted along­side those of the era’s heavy­weights Tom Jones and En­gle­bert Humperdinck.

If I Only Had Time made num­ber-3 on the UK Top 10 and Hush, Not a Word To Mary made the UK top-20. The pop­u­lar­ity of Ch­eryl Moana Marie, the song John wrote for one of his sis­ters, knows no bounds.

From mak­ing his first stage ap­peance as a 10-year-old singing All Shook Up, ‘the Kaw­erau Kid’ went on to tour Europe and Aus­trala­sia, en­joy fame as a cabaret en­ter­tainer in Las Ve­gas and Hawaii, and record over 30 al­bums. His lat­est is The Great­est Song of All, and he’s bring­ing the al­bum launch party to the Globe Theatre this Satur­day night.

Globe man­ager Bruce War­wick says John and long-time MD Karl Ben­ton will be per­form­ing the hits.

‘‘He hasn’t been to Palmer­ston North for a while and is re­ally look­ing for­ward to his first Globe ap­pear­ance. He has a great rap­port with his au­di­ence and there’ll be the chance to meet him and shake his hand af­ter the show.’’

‘‘There’ll be the chance to meet John Rowles af­ter the show.

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