The ul­ti­mate “Rock­u­men­tary” is com­ing to the Gate­way on July 20

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL - Clau­dia Alp clau­dia.alp@whit­sun­day­

GET ready for a night full of fist pumps, head-bang­ing and belt­ing out clas­sic Aussie rock tunes – the ul­ti­mate Aus­tralian “Rock­u­men­tary” is com­ing to the Reef Gate­way Ho­tel on July 20.

The “Lost Leg­ends Show­case” is a heart­felt trib­ute to the Aussie leg­ends of rock and roll who dom­i­nated the mu­sic scene in the 70s-80s.

The show was cre­ated by the three re­main­ing mem­bers of Aus­tralian pop/rock band, Mas­ters Ap­pren­tices when they at­tended the funeral of found­ing mem­ber lead vo­cal­ist Jim Keays.

Known as the Dead Singer Band, the group is com­prised of mem­bers Vanessa Lea, Colin Burgess, a found­ing mem­ber and drummer of AC/DC, Denny Burgess, for­mer mem­ber of “The Throb”, and Roger Faynes, voted Aus­tralia’s Best Bass Player in 1986.

The Dead Singer Band will hon­our the legacy of Aus­tralian sing­ing icons pay­ing fit­ting homage to the lives of the band mem­bers, mates and col­leagues with a truth that can only come from gen­uine ex­pe­ri­ence.

Each artist fea­tured in the show­case has worked, toured and par­tied along­side at least one mem­ber from the Dead Singer Band and in one case were the last peo­ple to have seen them alive.

Per­for­mances will be ac­com­pa­nied by an au­dio visual show, per­sonal mem­o­ries, light-hearted com­edy, flam­boy­ant cos­tumes, celebrity in­ter­views and trib­ute to the Aussie leg­ends that were.

Au­dio visual di­rec­tor Richard Fricker said it would be an in­cred­i­ble evening for any­body who en­joyed Aussie rock mu­sic.

“It will be a true trib­ute to friends and col­leagues from Aus­tralia’s top mu­si­cians who played along­side all these Aussie musos that we’ve lost,” Mr Fricker said.

Tick­ets can be pur­chased online through Whit­sun­day Tick­ets or at the Reef Gate­way Ho­tel.

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