Musos head to theatre

Stephen Wilcox rehearses with the band ahead of the Southland Musicians Club's theatre restaurant Taking on the World show later this month. Photo; Petrina Wright

HIT songs are set to hit the right note with patrons at the Southland Musicians Club’s theatre restaurant Taking on the World later this month.

Club president Trevor Daley said the show would feature a selection of hit songs from some of the world’s top recording artists from the 1950s to today, the likes of Elton John, Adele, Patsy Kline, The Birds and Mumford & Sons, interspersed with skits.

“We can guarantee everybody a good night.”

Taking on the World would be the club’s 26th theatrette.

Daley said many of Southland’s favourite performers were back for the show alongside newcomers Tom Moana, Holly Muirhead, Liam Fairburn and Devin Ledington.

“Along with the regulars who have been with us for 20-odd years, we get a kick out of having some new younger members join us,” he said.

Moana is a Southern Institute of Technology student studying a double degree in audio production and contemporary music.

Outside of school, he had not performed in public before, he said, but he had wanted to be a part of the show to challenge himself and experience something new.

“I am feeling nervous. Very, very nervous but excited and humbled that they said yes I could be a part of their show.

“I hope I do it justice and people like it and have a good night.”

The performers would be supported by Chris Chilton on bass, Brad McClure on keyboards, Anita Flannery on percussion, Matt Ward on drums and first-timer Dylan Taylor on guitar, with Carl Mills as narrator. Tickets are $45 which includes the show and a two-course meal courtesy of Country Manor Catering.

Daley said the club had invested a lot of money to improve its facilities, so the audience could be guaranteed a good line of sight to the stage from any seat.

“Ticket sales were slightly ahead of previous years, so don’t wait too long to buy them,” Daley said.

Taking on the World theatre restaurant, Southland Musicians Club, Preston St, Invercargill, August 25-28. Tickets $45 from Little Fire MusicWorks. To book, phone 03 218 8179. .Sports NewsFragment x Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Black/Sport Blue-White