JPY & The Allstar Band - 'The Vanda and Young Songbook'


JPY & The Allstar Band - The Vanda & Young Songbook

Friday on My Mind, Falling in Love Again, Evie (Parts 1,2 & 3), Hey St Peter, Down Among the Dead Men, Love Is In The Air, St Louis, Pasadena, The Love Game, Silver Shoes, Birmingham, Keep On Smilin’, The Day That My Heart Caught Fire, Standing In The Rain, Walking In The Rain, I Wanna Do It With You, Where The Action Is, I Hate The Music, Yesterday’s Hero, It’s a Long Way To The Top… all written by two of the most extraordinary song-writers of our time Harry Vanda and George Young and John Paul Young was at the heart of their hit making era. If you loved the music from the hugely successful ABC TV series Blood & Thunder, then this show is for you!

John Paul Young & The Allstar Band - The Vanda & Young Songbook is a concert celebrating this incredible song-writing duo's creations; The songs that gave Australia its unique soundtrack during the ’60s ’70s ’80s, and still to this day. With hits written for The Easybeats, AC/DC, Grace Jones, Ted Mulry, Vanda & Young’s own studio unit ‘Flash and the Pan’ to the wealth of hits written for John Paul Young, this show will have you up and dancin’ like it’s 1979.

John Paul Young & The Allstar Band will take you through the decades of mega hits and John’s own behind-the-scenes stories about the songs and their making, at a time when music was king. John Paul Young is one of the most iconic artist in Australian music’s history, with over four million world wide album sales and numerous awards which garnered him an induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2012 John received an Order of Australia (OAM) for his services to charity and the music industry.

From John’s first release with Pasadena, in 1972, he went on to become the unofficial co-presenter alongside Molly Meldrum on ABC TV’s Countdown and to the present day he has been a constant presence on the live music scene, in theatre with roles in the original Jesus Christ Superstar, Shout - The Johnny O’Keefe Story, Leader of the Pack - The Ellie Greenwich Story and, most recently, Grease, The Musical.

The Allstar Band features two of the original members in Warren ‘The Pig’ Morgan who cut his teeth in the original Aztecs and Ronnie “Rockwell T James” Peel, of The Missing Links and La De Das fame. Both have been with John since the beginning and have been joined over the years by Greg Plimmer, Juan Gonzalez and Michael “China” Walker and this outfit has been together since the early 80s, with Paul Kirtley (percussionist) a recent addition to the troupe.

‘The show is incredible - we had a blast!’ - Angela Bishop, Entertainment Reporter

‘…the songs, the stories… we laughed and we cried - Just Brilliant!’ - Molly Meldrum


Ticket Prices:

Adults: $69.90 | Concession/Student/Subscriber: $59.90 | Group 10+: $59.90ea

Performance Dates and Times:

Saturday 22nd April at 8:00pm

Running Time:

Approximately 2 hours (including intermission)

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