Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On? Feat. Tyrone Noonan
2021 is the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s musical masterpiece What’s Going On, and still holds the coveted Number 1 spot in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Many musicologists argue it is the most realised “concept” album ever produced and the single greatest collection of popular music ever recorded.
The title song is also Number 6 in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (recently updated/rebooted). The album was of its time, yet so far ahead of its time, and eerily prophetic of the current world we live in.
Tyrone Noonan, former co-lead singer of No 1-charting Brisband george, has been performing Marvin’s songs for many years with his jazz/latin/soul outfit Palimpsest, and it’s been a long-held dream of his to produce a show like this.
What’s Going On, a classic sequenced concept album, is performed in full with a short interlude between each side, along with some choice song selections from throughout Marvin’s hugely successful career.
This is no Broadway show; it’s all about recreating the legendary live experience of Marvin Gaye and the time is right to witness the spectacle of a live performance of this album.
Tyrone is joined by his Palimpsest bandmates for this show, featuring some of Queensland’s finest musicians: Brendan St Ledger on keyboards, James Mcintyre on guitars, Joshua Hatcher on saxophones, flutes and glockenspiel, Chris Pearson on bass, Aaron Jansz on drums and Cindia Reine on percussion.
Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts