All Seats: £23
Tribute shows, Homages, Celebrations? There are just so many.
Some good, some bad, they come and go in
and out of vogue, much like the artist(s) that they are emulating. A very select few however, are just so good, thatthey become a sensation in their own right, thus becoming a must see, the only show for fans of the original artist.
Hello Again most certainly falls into this category, with a cast that canproudly boast past credits to include Michael Jackson, Kylie Minogue, Take That, Spice Girls, Bay City Rollers, Freddie Starr, Culture Club, The Drifters and many more, its no surprise that this show hasaccelerated itself to becoming the talk of theatre land.
It's also no surprise, when you consider the subject matter…One NeilLeslie Diamond, born a star on 24th January 1941, in his early years anin-house songwriter at the now legendary Brill Building, scoring his firstsolo hit in 1966. 50 years and over 125 Million records sold, his ongoingstory carved deep in the annals of music history is one that must be told. Enter Brooklyn Creed & The Salvation Band, dubbed The Voice of Diamond, Brooklyn carries huge expectation on his shoulders. Born withan uncannily similar timbre to his idol and an exceptional guitar player, Brooklyn soon sends any competition running home to their mothers.’The Salvation Band, great friends and one of the hottest live bands inthe UK, coupled with Brooklyn Horns* and Ascending Strings* handpick specific live and studio versions of Diamond’s performances underthe critical gaze of MD/ Keyboard player Dave Jenkins to ensure absolute authenticity.
Show creators/ producers, Darren Bazzoni and Juanita Diaz were absolutely insistent in keeping quality andconsistency paramount throughout, employing one of the best Production teams in the business, Network Productions. Sound, lights & video are in safe hands with the crew responsible for numerous Smash Hit Productions Evocative imagery, video and narration enhance the magic, as the show takes you on a musical journey throughNeil Diamond’s glittering 50 year career. From The Bang Years to the present day you’ll soon find yourself singingalong to all the hits including Sweet Caroline, Cracklin’ Rosie, Forever in Blue Jeans, Song Sung Blue, HelloAgain, Love on the Rocks, America and many more.
* Brooklyn Horns and Ascending Strings, on selected shows only.