Here Comes the Night is a celebration of the songs and music of Van Morrison, the man who has penned such enduring classics as Gloria, Moondance, Brown Eyed Girl, Bright Side of the Road, Have I Told You Lately, Days Like This, Baby Please Don’t Go, Here Comes the Night and many more.
It will provide a rare opportunity for the many fans of Van Morrison to enjoy the magic of his remarkable body of work as performed by the exceptional talents of Joe Camilleri, Vince Jones and Vika Bull at the State Theatre on Thursday 28 November.
Joe Camilleri is the principal performer and Repertoire Director. A legend of Australian contemporary rock music through his bands Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons and The Black Sorrows, Joe has been a Van Morrison fan from the first stirrings of his interest in music. His knowledge of the Morrison Songbook combined with his understanding of Morrison’s R&B, Soul and Celtic arrangements make him the ideal celebrant of the genius of this enigmatic Modern Master.
Vince Jones is a regular headliner throughout Australia. Here he joins Joe to bring his own silky skills to Morrison’s jazz oriented arrangements. Accompanying musicians have increasingly walked a fine line between his pop/rock roots and jazz sophistication. Vince will interpret this cross-dressed genre perfectly.
Vika Bull’s recent starring role in “At Last: Etta James” landed her under a solo spotlight and reminded music fans of the soulful clarity and energy that she added to Joe’s Black Sorrows. Morrison’s penchant for duet arrangements of his classics in concert provides the perfect vehicle for Joe, Vince and Vika to do likewise.
To add to the brilliant line-up on stage will be The Voodoo Sheiks and The Silo String Quartet.
The Voodoo Sheiks are Joe’s latest musical adventure; this time to New Orleans - a ten piece brassy celebration of everything Allen Toussaint started.
The Silo String Quartet will complete the Voodoo Sheiks Orchestra. Their eclectic blend of classical and jazz readings will allow Music Director John McCall the breadth of instrumentation the Van Morrison Songbook demands.
With the faithful interpretation of Morrison by Joe, Vince’s ability to read the lyric of a song and respect the integrity of the original and Vika’s soulful renditions will ensure a thrilling night of music in the hands of this exciting cast of performers and musicians. It will be a night to remember.
WHERE: State Theatre
DATE: Thursday 28 November
PRICE: From $89 to $109