The Gold Coast will receive an early Christmas present this year with Jupiters Hotel & Casino bringing the hugely popular Legends Live back to Jupiters Theatre on Saturday December 12.
It’ll be a ‘Rockin Good Christmas Show’ featuring some of Australia’s biggest names including Jon English, Doug Parkinson, Frankie J Holden and Wilbur Wilde.
Managing Director, Queensland Geoff Hogg said that the impressive line-up, emceed by special guest Ken Sparkes, will have the audience up on their feet dancing and singing along to classic rock hits.
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“The musicians we’re featuring in this instalment of Legends Live are consummate performers, legends of the Australian entertainment industry who’ve been pleasing crowds for decades. It’ll be impossible not to have a great time and leave with a smile on your face,” he said.
For seasoned entertainer Jon English it all started at age 22 when he played ‘Judas’ in one of the most successful stage productions in Australian history – Jesus Christ Superstar. Since then Jon hasn’t slowed down, he has recorded countless albums, enjoyed huge success in theatre and is considered one of Australia’s most loved and enduring recording and performing artists. Jon has won a host of ARIAS, LOGIES, AFIS and boasts MO Awards for Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year a staggering three times. Jon’s appearances as the Pirate King opposite Marina Prior and Simon Gallaher in Pirates of Penzance left audiences begging for more which lead to Jon performing in two more Gilbert and Sullivan shows, The Mikado and HMS Pinafore. Jon even has a Gold Coast connection as the writer of the feature film soundtrack for the iconic Australian motion picture Coolangatta Gold.
Also set to rock Jupiters is one of Australia’s pre-eminent voices, Doug Parkinson who has a hugely successful career spanning more than four decades. Happiest when he is in front of an audience Doug will bring his multi-award winning talent to the stage. A recipient of three prestigious MO Awards Doug has performed alongside the best in the business including The Who, The Temptations, The Pointer Sisters and Bob Marley just to name a few. Doug is also a well-known theatre performer having wowed audiences in stage shows such as Buddy, The Wizard of Oz, Grease – the Arena Spectacular and Happy Days. With numerous top ten hits and one of Australia’s favourite voices Doug will have the audience on their feet basking in the best of Australian Rock and Roll.
When it comes to versatility in entertainment, seasoned performer Frankie J Holden has it covered. The household name is not only a brilliant musician; he has also appeared in virtually every drama and sit-com on Australian television. From Police Rescue and Round the Twist to the critically acclaimed Underbelly and A Place to Call Home, the AFI award winning actor has also appeared in over 30 films and to top it all off is a successful television presenter.
Joining Frankie on stage will be fellow Hey Hey It’s Saturday alumni Wilbur Wilde. Both Frankie and Wilbur have enjoyed careers that have crossed the entire spectrum of show business – film, television, stage, theatre and radio, but now they are returning to where it all began, live on stage at Jupiters playing great rock and roll. The audience will be treated to songs like Looking for an Echo, Diana, Eagle Rock, The Wanderer and Twistin’ the Night Away.
For more information on this unmissable concert, visit www.jupitersgoldcoast.com.au