ELLIS HALL - The Ambassador of Soul
On Thursday, 30 November, Ellis Hall – The Ambassador of Soul – hits Sydney for an exclusive showcase at the iconic Basement, joined by very special guests Clarence Bekker (Amsterdam), Peter Bunetta (Los Angeles), Juan Carlos Portillo (Venezuela), and more.
Ellis Hall is an accomplished and prolific performer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist with an impressive five-octave range. In a career spanning over four decades, Hall has solidified a reputation for soul-searing Rhythm & Blues, and has electrified audiences throughout the world. He has also made a mark as an incredible songwriter, arranger, and producer, as well as keeping busy in Hollywood, singing songs for live action and animated films such as "The Lion King 2," "Shrek 2," "Chicken Run," "Invincible" and "Bruce Almighty," as well as acting in the comedy "Big Momma's House" (Martin Lawrence) and the crime drama "Catch Me If You Can" (Leonardo DiCaprio).
During Hall's outstanding career, he has performed with a multitude of musical icons, including Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, Earth Wind & Fire, George Duke, Michael McDonald, Brett Michaels, Billy Preston, James Taylor, John Mayer and his musical Mentor, Ray Charles.
In addition, Hall has also worked with some of the world's most well-known conductors, including Steven Reineke of the New York Philharmonic and has played for several notable luminaries including Oprah Winfrey, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Rose Kennedy, and the late Nelson Mandela.
Diagnosed with glaucoma as an infant, Hall lost sight in his right eye early on. Doctors informed his parents that Ellis would eventually lose sight his left eye as well. In an effort to afford Ellis the best possible education and care, his parents made the decision to move the family to Boston so Ellis could attend the Perkins School for the Blind. While at Perkins, he mastered the bass, guitar, keyboards, piano, and drums. As his sight continued to deteriorate, Hall readied himself for the inevitable by practicing his instruments in the dark. The rest is history.
"My mission in music was divinely designed for me to be uplifting for myself as well as for others." - Ellis Hall
ELLIS HALL - THE AMBASSADOR OF SOUL
AUSTRALIA NOVEMBER 2017
Presented by Unbreakable Touring
With very special guests Clarence Bekker, Peter Bunetta,
Juan Carlos Portillo & more
November 30 ' The Basement ' Sydney
TICKETS ON SALE 10AM THURSDAY, SEP 21
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 7.00PM
MUSIC STARTS AFTER DINNER SERVICE, AROUND 8.30PM
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.
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.