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May

Saturday, 7th May

Show @ 8.00 pm

 

 

 

Much like the famous Sun Records label itself, the Australian rock and roll play, Sons of Sun – Elvis, Jerry Lee, Johnny and Me has become the little music dream that rocked. In two years this play travelled from its debut at the humble Sandringham (Sando) Hotel in Newtown, Sydney to sold out shows and standing ovations at the Sydney Opera House. Sons of Sun is a musical play about Sun Records, Memphis, and the famous artists that started their careers there. Sons of Sun returns to the Clarendon Guesthouse on Saturday 7 May.
Told through the character of its founder Sam Phillips, his assistant Marion Keisker, and the famous musicians that Sam recorded, this Australian show features a three piece live band fronted by John Kennedy, performing thirty-five songs from Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and many more. The tenacious Sam Phillips is played by Sydney actor, Matt Charleston, with co-stars Victoria Beck and Ben Maclaine taking on multiple roles from Sam’s assistant Marion Keisker to Howlin’ Wolf.
Sydney’s weekly The Music magazine described the show as, “An impressive troupe of professionals developing a rarely heard narrative with enthusiasm and simple creativity.”
The show seamlessly blends the narratives and songs to produce a compelling, original and heartbreaking blend of rock’n’roll theatre. The Sydney Morning Herald described the show as neither a musical nor a cabaret, but rather an innovative hydrid that is part play, part concert. Sydney musician John Kennedy, of Love Gone Wrong fame began developing the Sons of Sun idea in 2011 with the release of his Sons of Sun Vol 1 CD. Award winning Melbourne playwright Kieran Carroll (The Giraffe’s Uncle, 3XY OR I DIE!) has written an accompanying script to Kennedy's beautiful renditions.

 

*Tickets are subject to be allocated on a first-book, first-served basis via the bookings.


*Clarendon Theatre reserves the right to refuse admission. In the event of a dispute, the theatre manager's decision is final.

 

Show Only

Presale

$29

Door price

$34

 

 

Accommodation Package

 

$190

 

2 show tickets

+

1 Ensuite room:

1 Queen

in Motel

or

1 Double bed

in the Guesthouse

 

 To book, please ring

02 4782 1322

10.00 am-6.00 pm

 

 

Mark Wilkinson

 

Thursday, 12th May

Show @ 8.00 pm

 

 

"He truly has a gift for poetic lyrics...There's a glow of warm around him and richness to his supreme voice, sending shivers down spines as he pulls you into the soul of him."

- Hazel Buckley, TheMusic.com.au

 

Mark Wilkinson is undoubtedly one of the most captivating acoustic artists to emerge from Australia in recent times.  He’s sold out shows right around his home country, as well as in neighbouring New Zealand, the U.S., and across Europe and the U.K.  He's toured arenas with some of the highest selling artists of all time including Brian Wilson, Chicago, America, and Peter Frampton.  He's performed live on television in Germany and The Netherlands, and has been voted the 'Singer/Songwriter Discovery of the Year' in North America by SiriusXM Radio, with almost 30 million listeners.  He's an impassioned, independent singer/songwriter with a global view and an international following, built on the word-of-mouth of dedicated fans.

This year Wilkinson presents the Come With Me Tonight EP, a 5-track taster of his next studio album.  Released worldwide on February 12, this new material showcases Wilkinson’s first time in the role of record producer as he set about to create something with a timeless, even nostalgic feel.  “We took a very organic approach, making it a collaborative process that relied solely on real musicians and real instrumentation, giving the songs extra dimension through lush arrangements, trying to capture a moment with warmth and emotion, and pay tribute to the beauty of music being in the imperfections.”  The EP also features 2 tracks in which Wilkinson collaborated with one of Australia’s leading contemporary producers and analogue specialists, four time ARIA Award winner Wayne Connolly (Josh Pyke, Boy & Bear), with the finishing touches being added in Arizona by mastering engineer Roger Seibel (Ryan Adams, Bon Iver).  The end result is something as powerful as it is emotive.

To celebrate the release Wilkinson will spend most of the year embarking on a world tour, performing right across Australia and New Zealand through May and June before heading further abroad.  As an artist who continues to build an impressive global following off the strength of his live show, don’t miss what could be your only opportunity to catch him on stage in 2016 and experience this rare talent in person.

Mark Wilkinson

 

*Tickets are subject to be allocated on a first-book, first-served basis via the bookings.


*Clarendon Theatre reserves the right to refuse admission. In the event of a dispute, the theatre manager's decision is final.

 

Show Only

Presale

$34

Door price

$39

 

 

Accommodation Package

 

Choice A $170

 

2 show tickets

+

1 Ensuite room:

1 Queen

in Motel

or

1 Double bed

in the Guesthouse

Choice B $200

 

2 show tickets

+

1 Ensuite room:

1 Queen +1 Single

in Motel

or

1 Double +1 Single

in the Guesthouse

 

 To book, please ring

02 4782 1322

10.00 am-6.00 pm

 

 

Alex Smith

 

Thursday, 26th May

Show @ 8.00 pm

 

 

Alex Smith
Songs From The Other Side

Alex Smith has always written songs ,not all the songs have been material for Moving Pictures . These shows are an opportunity for Alex to play and showcase material that is very different and personal while at the same time being very redolent of the moving pictures canon .
These quiet acoustic/electric or as he likes to call them acrostic/eclectic are a chance for these songs to move around in the air.
In this intimate solo/duo setting a chance to sing without screaming and showing another side of his nature!
"Different Songs " is just another facet.

  One of the facets of musical "celebrity" (Ha) is that a performer or writer can become 

Typecast in the public Psyche , This is very much the case with Alex Smith, he will forever be the voice of the little boy at the corner shop! 

Alex left Australia in 1993 and has done a lot of travelling before finally settling in the UK. In the uk he found a stability and a happiness that had been missing from his life for a long time. Marrying the renowned British sculptor Sophie Dickens and settling into a family life well away from that corner shop. During these years Alex began his long and deeply felt journey into special needs education. Working and learning at "the John F Kennedy" special school in 

east London ,he became even more aware and moved by the power of music,how it worked where language failed ,where strictures and structures failed. A world of pure emotion and direct contact was opened up. 

Now working in the uk as a consultant in special needs music ,Alex is at present working on a streamed /televisual version of his work. A project which is called "this way in to music" a program designed to empower parents and carers . 

The resurgence of Moving Pictures as a live force again has given Alex the opportunity to tour Australia and while here work towards the fruition of the This way in to Music program. Touring with the band again is a pure Joy ,and a renewed ,reinvigorated experience for all concerned.  But ,there are the other songs ,and the other voice to consider, a quieter voice and a poets heart! These are the songs that are not meant to be belted out, but coaxed and teased into the air! So either on his own or with selected special guests Alex will be performing in a quieter mode at selected venues!

Be assured "That Absolutely NO Current Moving Pictures Songs Will be Played"

No No No No No! this is the other side of the coin! 

Maybe now he is sober, straight, and reasonably together it is time for these songs to be heard!

The future is not so much of a blank canvas these days......

 

 

*Tickets are subject to be allocated on a first-book, first-served basis via the bookings.


*Clarendon Theatre reserves the right to refuse admission. In the event of a dispute, the theatre manager's decision is final.

 

Show Only

$25

 

Accommodation Package

$150

 

2 show tickets

+

1 Ensuite room:

1 Queen

in Motel

or

1 Double bed

in the Guesthouse

 

 To book, please ring

02 4782 1322

10.00 am-6.00 pm