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9:00pm, Sat 15 August, 2015

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Australia's greatest soul voice Doug Parkinson presents the ultimate tribute to Joe Cocker.

Joe Cocker's voice is an irresistible force that combines a love of American soul music with a unique interpretation and depth of feeling, terms often used to describe the soulful smokey voice of Australian singing legend Doug Parkinson.

Joe Cocker is one of the last of the great rock interpreters. He remains most famous for what he did with other peoples songs .Hitchcock Railway, Delta Lady, You Can Leave Your Hat On, She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, The Letter, You Are So Beautiful. Just a few of the songs Doug Parkinson has included in this new show that rolls along.

Cocker chose well. He had hit records with songs from the Beatles, Ray Charles, Billy Preston, the Animals and Traffic among others - and then he magically reworked them. Add in his famous gritty vocals and Cocker's interpretations often surpassed the celebrated originals.

There couldn't be a more appropriate singer in Australia to showcase the ultimate tribute to Joe Cocker than the gravelly soulful voice of Australian singing legend Doug Parkinson, often described as exciting and impassioned and also a master of interpreting others' songs.Doug Parkinson is a multi award winning artist of soul and rock and box office hit musicals .

A highlight of Doug Parkinson's show includes his own hit records , this includes the masterful and iconic hit record Dear Prudence , and his very own interpretations of other legendary artists , Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Michael McDonald, the Beatles The Great American Song Book , just to name a few.

Doug Parkinson's band comprises some of Australia's most admired musicians , a crack rhythm section of the finest. If you love Joe Cocker's voice and songs you will not want to miss this ultimate tribute.

Tickets are available at the door up until show time.




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