Here Comes the Night – The Songbook of Van Morrison
Dates: 5 - 6 September 2014
Address: State Theatre, 100 St Kilda Road, Southbank, Victoria 3006
Following the success of Here Comes the Night at the 2013 Melbourne International Jazz Festival, and a sell-out national concert tour, Dennis Smith and Beatroot present Here Comes the Night - Songs from the Van Morrison Songbook - here in Melbourne.
The combination of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Voodoo Sheiks Large Band allow the wonderful vocal cast of Joe Camilleri, Vince Jones and Vika Bull to fully explore the colour and diversity of Van Morrison's Songbook.
A Hall of Fame legend of Australian rock music through his bands Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons and The Black Sorrows, Joe has been a Van Morrison devotee from the first stirrings of his interest in music. His passion for the Morrison Songbook along with his understanding of Morrison's R&B, Soul and Celtic arrangements make him the ideal interpreter of this enigmatic Irish genius.
Vince and Vika provide the range of vocal skills that Morrison's jazz and soul sound demands. Vince adds his silky vocal and trumpet to Van's jazz arrangements, with Vika's soulful clarity adding an exhilarating effect.
Here Comes The Night - Songs From the Van Morrison Songbook is a concert experience that allows Van's fans the opportunity to savour his extraordinary repertoire with the backing of a symphony orchestra.
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