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hen i t c omes t o l argerthan- life p ersonalities in the world of Au stralian entertainment, few can ho ld a c andle t o Peter Allen. Armed with a seemingly limitless energy and an innate ability to create timeless me lodies ( Tenterfield S addler, I Honestly L ove Y ou et a l) A llen h as, qu ite rightly earned his place in the top echelons of the Australian popular music pantheon. However, i f t here w as one p erson qu alified to do justice to Allen’s extensive songbook, it would be the original Boy from Oz, Todd McKenney. The Dancing W ith T he S tars s tar w ill b e heading our way next month with his Todd McKenney S ings Pe ter Al len sho w, a fter a highly successful national run last year, and he told TE that the prospect of opening the Allen songbook was always an exciting one. “Yeah, it’s really great to be out on the road again, you know,” he said. “My b and a nd I a re k ind of l ike f amily now - we all have a blast which is important when you’re on tour squeezed into a van.” McKenney said that much of the show
life was b ased a round h is Todd M cKenney Sings Peter Allen album that was released last year, but there were enough twists and turns in th ere t o k eep b oth th e a udience and the star intrigued. “It really is a celebration of t he l ife of Pete r A llen w ithout me actually becoming Peter Allen,” he said. “I really want it to have a kind of dinner party a tmosphere an d th e a udience ar e
TODD McKENNEY SINGS PETER ALLEN CIVIC THEATRE SATURDAY, MAY 10 actively e ncouraged t o as k q uestions and t he qu estions t hat a re a sked k ind of dictates whe re t he sho w g oes wh ich i s really great because it keeps us up on stage interested as well because, really, no two shows a re t he s ame.” H aving f irst s tarted dancing at the age of three, McKenney has gone on to become a leading figure in the world of Australian theatre with lead roles
in productions such as Cats, 42nd Street, La Cage a ux F olles an d Priscilla Q ueen o f t he Desert ( not t o me ntion h is l ong- standing role on Dancing With The Stars a nd a slew of r adio a nd T V g igs), bu t i t w as sn aring the role of A llen in the original Australian production of The B oy F rom O z that shot him to national fame - however it was a role that he didn’t initially want to pursue. “I’ve a lways b een a m assive Pete r A llen fan - one of m y f irst c oncerts w as s eeing him perform at the Perth Concert Hall,” he said. “So, when the show was being cast, I didn’t necessarily want to go for it because I was such a fan - but people kept telling me that I shou ld a nd I’m c ertainly g lad I d id because t hat ro le re ally d id l aunch me - I highly doubt that I would be able to do stuff like Dancing W ith T he S tars w ithout th at role, so I’m eternally grateful. So just what is it about Allen that still resonates w ith a udiences. “H is l yrics a nd melodies a re just so br illiant - t hose torch songs l ike Tenterfield S addler just kind of engulf you. He was a fiercely proud Australian without being schmaltzy. He was just a brilliant performer in every sense.”
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hile he ma y’ve been born and bred in M erimbula, the Hunter region and one v enue in partic ular, has alwa ys had a spec ial place in Kim Churchill’s heart. The blues/ roots/folkie w ill be kickin g off his na tional tour , in support of his latest album Silence/Win, a t the Grand Junction in Mai tland ne xt w eek w ith a stop a t the C ambridge also scheduled later in the month. “Yeah the Junkyard is more or less kind of a spiri tual home for me,” Churchill said. “It’s such a good pub and the crowds are always awesome.” While the album still revels in a similar rootsy stock-in trade as prec ious album, this time around, there is a much w ider scope, both sonic ally and lyric ally.
Churchill said tha t the new album represents somewha t of a chan ge in approach, most notably in tha t it is the first time he has enlisted the ser vices of a producer - W arne Li vesey (Midnigh t Oil) - something he said helped open up more creative channels. “Ha ving Warne on board took a lot of recor ding weight off my mind so I coul d concentrate my energies more to the songwriting.” After his Oz tour wraps up , Churchill will head over to the UK for a spot at Glastonbury before y et another C anadian/ North American tour), Churchill said the best thin gs about life on the road w ere also the w orst. “I t’s constan tly e xciting and consistently invigorating but a t the same time y ou do find y ourself ha ving thee mini freak outs where you just want everything to stop for a li ttle while but I wouldn’t change anything”
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De Fuego - making in-roads in Europe it seems t hey’re t aking i t t o t he ne xt lev el with th eir l atest l ong p layer Eat Y our Young wh ich i s a ll a bout t humping b ass lines, f ace- melting r iffs a nd ho wling vocals. Opening proceedings will be Brisbane rock and rollers Hits, who are riding high on the back of their latest fill length - Hikikomori - a nd l ast y ear, t he Courier Mail voted t heir b elter Take Your P ills as one of the 50 best Queensland songs ever written alongside the likes of T he Saints, The B ee G ees a nd Po wderfinger. Catch the Bitter Sweet Kicks and the Hits at the Small Ballroom on Saturday, May 3.
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t’s been a bi t of a whirlw ind for Newcastle fi ve- piece T win L akes since formin g in mid- 2012. Start ing life as another c reative outlet for Seabellies f rontman E ddie Gar van, the band have been regular fixtures on E ast Coast roads months honing their layered sound - and if y ou’ve hear d their tw o cracking sin gles - the sw eeping slice of indie pop Glacier and the more gui tar driven la test sin gle The Ag eing F ield you’ll kno w tha t there are big thin gs to come for these guys. The band are about to head o ver to Canada for a run of dates as part of Canadian M usic W eek and are ha ving a bi t of a New castle send- off at the L ass this Friday with Suburban Sleepers and Jono B Smith supporting so get along and give them a hearty bon voyage.
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