One of music’s greatest living composer’s will join the list of renowned artists to grace the redeveloped Jupiters Theatre stage.
Songwriting legend Burt Bacharach will create some Magic Moments at his sold-out concert at the venue tonight, which is also the last show on his Farewell to Symphonies Australian tour.
The 83-year-old will be joined on stage with his band and singers as well as the Queensland Pops Orchestra.
What exactly Bacharach will perform remains unknown, but with over 500 compositions and a catalogue of more than seventy timeless hits, including Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head, A House Is Not A Home, There’s Always Something There To Remind Me and Walk On By, the set list is sure to be filled with some of his classic love tunes.
“I think I’m a romantic. There are not many rock and roll songs that I have written. I feel comfortable writing love songs and writing for the female voice,” he said.
With a career spanning six decades, Bacharach has toured the world but said he is happy to back on the Coast.
“I’ve been here before, it’s beautiful. I like playing for the audiences here. There is kind of a great fidelity towards people that have cared about this music of mine over the years,” he said.
Bacharach is credited for setting music industry records and creative standards, winning multiple Grammy, Tony and Academy Awards. He has also contributed to the careers of Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Barbara Streisand, Dionne Warwick, The Beatles and Aretha Franklin to name a few.
Clearly Bacharach knows a thing or two when it comes to writing a hit tune. So what is his songwriting advice?
"Write something that people can hear for more than once,” he said.
With a success rate like his, we will be remembering that one!
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