"ALL HAIL" CHUCK BERRY - A TRIBUTE TO THE KING OF ROCK & ROLL Tickets
7:30pm, Fri 15 September, 2017
The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Chuck Berry took the blues, blended it with country music, and attached lyrics that perfectly captured the trials and tribulations of growing up in the USA during the 1950’s. His stunning sound was a major influence on The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, and his potent musical mixture had an enormous effect on 20th Century popular music, continuing to this very day.
Charles Edward Anderson Berry was born in St Louis on 18th October 1926. Even before he could walk he was fascinated by music, and in high school he began to sing and play guitar. In 1951 he took a job as a janitor at radio station WEW, where one of the musicians sold him his first electric guitar. By 1952 Chuck was singing and playing rhythm guitar at Huff's Garden in St Louis. Soon enough, Chuck teamed up with Johnny Johnson at the much bigger Cosmopolitan Club in East St Louis, and as they say, the rest is history.
The incredible band paying tribute includes leading Sydney musicians Jeremy Edwards (guitar - Liza Ohlback, "Pearl - Janis Joplin", Glen Cardier), George Brugmans (drums - Ray Beadle, The Detonators), Adam Pringle (guitar - Mitchell Anderson, Rob Susz), Benny Edwards (bass - Ray Beadle), and Rob Woolf (keys - Rob Susz, King Tide) - all Berry devotees! Expect to hear classics such as Maybelline, Little Queenie, Johnny B. Goode, O' Carol, Roll Over Beethoven, Rockin' in the USA and many, many more. Expect also to see a dance floor reeling' and rocking'!
Apart from the fabulous music the band entertains with brief anecdotes and insights into Chuck Berry "The Man", together with fascinating back stories to the songs and history of rock and roll.
Dinner & Show tickets include entry, seating and 2 course meal.
Dinner & Show tickets are only available via Moshtix.
Some Dinner & Show Bookings may be on a shared table. Please let us know at the time of the booking as a special request should you prefer not to share, and subject to availability we'll do our best to accommodate your request. Note it is not possible to join ticket holders together across ticket groups (meaning A Reserve ticket holders cannot sit with B Reserve etc).
DOORS OPEN AT 7.30PM
MUSIC STARTS AFTER DINNER SERVICE, AROUND 9.00PM
SET TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FROM SHOW TO SHOW
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
When General Admission Ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door on the night.
All patrons must be over the age of 18
Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable
(applies to both Standing and Dinner sales)
Please ensure you bring photo ID as proof of age
A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. (All quoted prices include tax).
Dress is Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion. No thongs.
The Basement has very limited accessibility for patrons with disabilities, however please contact the venue to ensure there is adequate availability for you to enjoy the show comfortably and they can advise on the recommended seating options.
RESTAURANT (GREEN ROOM BAR)
RESTAURANT HOURS ARE DEPENDENT ON SHOW
Please call The Basement to confirm opening times - (02) 9251 2797
SEATING MAP FOR DINNER & SHOW BOOKINGS
Please Note: tables cannot be joined together. Please ensure everyone you intend to seat at your table is included in your booking to avoid being seated separately. Unfortunately, Dinner & Show bookings are for a minimum of 2 people.
Specific table reservation is not available for this performance. It is the venue's decision as to which table you will be allocated. Whilst the venue would love to give everyone their preferred seats, it is not always possible. We ask that you respect this decision and enjoy the performance.