April 7, 2018, 8:00 pmBlue Mountains Theatre
Australia’s greatest soul voice Doug Parkinson and his amazing eight piece band present the ultimate tribute to Joe Cocker. A night of soul and rock classics – the electric current runs high as Doug Parkinson’s powerful and unique voice honours one of the world’s greatest vocalists and interpreters of song.
Joe Cocker was an irresistible force that combined a love of American soul music with standout interpretations and depth of feeling, terms often used to describe the soulful smoky voice of Australian singing legend Doug Parkinson. Cocker is most famous for what he did with other people’s songs ‘Hitchcock Railway’, ‘Delta Lady’, ‘You Can Leave Your Hat On’, ‘She Came in through the Bathroom Window’, ‘The Letter’, ‘You Are So Beautiful’, ‘Up Where We Belong’, ‘Cry Me A River’ and his monumental world-wide hit ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’.
Just a few of the songs Doug Parkinson has included in this new show that rolls along and leaves the audience spellbound. Cocker chose well. He had hit records with songs from the Beatles, Ray Charles, Billy Preston, the Animals and Traffic among others – and then he magically reworked them. Add in his famous gritty vocals and Cocker’s interpretations often surpassed the celebrated originals.
There couldn’t be a more appropriate singer in Australia to showcase the ultimate tribute to Joe Cocker than the gravelly soulful voice of Australian singing legend Doug Parkinson, often described as exciting and impassioned and also a master of interpreting others’ songs. A highlight of Doug Parkinson’s show includes his own hit records, this includes the masterful and iconic hit record Dear Prudence, and his very own interpretations of other legendary artists Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Michael McDonald, the Beatles and The Great American Song Book, just to name a few.
Doug Parkinson’s band comprises some of Australia’s most admired musicians, a crack rhythm section of the finest.
If you love Joe Cocker’s voice and songs you will not want to miss this ultimate show honouring this great artist!
Doug Parkinson Honours Joe Cocker
8pm Saturday 7 April
Tickets: Adult $65, Concession $60, Groups of 10+ $55
A one off Booking fee of $3.30 (for service and handling) applies per transaction; this is regardless of the number or value of items purchased.
Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office, on 4723 5050 or online.