Jukebox classics

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on August 9, 2019

CONCERTGOERS to this week’s Jukebox Revolution show at the Albany Entertainment Centre are in for a rollercoaster ride of iconic music from the world’s most loved artists, according to the show’s director.

Australian group Boys in the Band will stop off in Albany as part of their 40-date national tour on August 10 and Director David Malek could not be more excited to bring the show to the Great Southern.

The singing quartet will be joined by four-piece band The Players as they perform songs from the likes of Elvis Presley, Queen, AC/DC, Daryl Braithwaite and John Farnham.

Malek explained a performance of Jersey Boys in London’s West End inspired him and co-creator Dale Buridge to generate Boys in the Band.

“We had already created a hit show called The Rat Pack’s Back which paid tribute to the music and lives of Sinatra, Sammy Davis and Dean Martin and we hoped we could do it again, but we wanted to do something different,” he said.

“We didn’t want to tell the story of just one band and era of music which Jersey Boys does – and does very well – because we wanted to tell the story of five decades of the greatest music from the greatest bands of all time and tell their story.”

Boys in the Band stars Hugh Barrington, Keane Fletcher, Justin Rynne and Damon Wade, all of whom have national and international performance experience tucked under their belts.

Tickets for the August 10 show can be purchased online or at the box office via the Albany Entertainment Centre.