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The Rock-itt : April 2014
At 66, an age when most pop stars are flogging dead horses, the sand, “The Collaroy Beach Club” and enjoy what we have to offer This week, Queen’s Greatest Hits became the first album to sell more than 6 million copies in the UK; one in three families is believed to own a copy. Put an other way, it is now the all-time biggest-selling album in this country, and, with digital downloads incr easingly battering the CD into submission, it looks cer tain that no other release will ever catch it. This 1981 compilation has lon g been so successful, the band such a cornerstone of the national cultural consciousness, that it is tempting to take this news for granted. Given that the West End show We Will Rock You – based around their songs – has been further stoking interest in them (not to mention selling the CD in the foyer) for more than a decade, why on earth, you might argue, wouldn’t the album eventually reach such a position? On the other hand, why would it? Exactly why are Ne HIS CHARM AND CHEEKY CHARISMA MADE HIM A POPULAR FAVOURITE WITH THE 2 MILLION ODD VIEWERS OF THE SHOW, AND HIS PERFORMANCES ON YOUTUBE HAVE NOW ATTRACTED OVER 6 MILLION HITS AND COUNTING! NOW HE’S A HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER PERFORMER IN THE LIVE CIRCUIT, PLAYING 4 TO 7 NIGHTS A WEEK, EVERY WEEK, ENTERTAINING AT CLUBS, PUBS, HOTELS, FUNCTIONS, AND CORPORATE EVENTS FOR CLIENTS SUCH AS “KELLOGG’S”, “O PTUS”, “BOOST JUICE”, “DEVICE TECHNOLOGIES”, “ MC DONALDS”, “RICHARDSON & WRENCH” , “T HREDBO”, “ PERISHER” AND EVEN A SPECTACULAR PERFORMANCE AT 2012’S NRL GRAND FINAL. BRIEF PLAYLIST Get Lucky – Pharell/Daft Punk, Locked out of heaven – Bruno Mars, Don’t you worry child– Swed ish House Mafia, Somebody I used to know – Gotye, Moves like Jagger – Maroon 5, Dynam ite – Taio Cruz, Rock your body – Justin Timberlake, Lonely Boy – Black keys AND MANY MANY MORE IN OUR REPITOIRE! THE JAY BIRDS THE JAYBIRDS: ARE BEST NEW ACT ON THE SCENE PLAIN AND SIMPLE! ONE GREAT FRONT MAN AND 2 SUPER VIBEY GIRLS BACKING HIM WHO ALSO SING LIKE BIRDS! HERE’S A BIT ABOUT THE MAIN MAN JAY! OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS JAY PARRINO HAS ESTABLISHED HIMSELF AS ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST PROMISING AND HARDEST WORKING MUSICIANS. AS A FINALIST ON CHANNEL 7’S AUSTRALIA’S GOT TALENT, JAY P WOWED AUDIENCES AND JUDGES ALIKE WITH HIS VIRTUOSIC GUITAR PLAYING AND POWERFUL VOCALS. The Beach Club Collaroy PH: 9971 5355 FRIDAY-NITE 11TH APRIL 2014 8:30PM TILL 11:30PM AFTER MORE THAN 40 YEARS HAVE PASSED BUT 70S AND 80S BRITISH POP ICONS “QUEEN” ARE STILL ON TOP, EVEN WITH CHARISMATIC LEAD VOCALS AND THE BANDS FRONT MAN FREDDY MERCURY HAVING PASSED ON 23 YEARS AGO AFTER SUCCUMBING TO THE DREADED DISEASE AIDS. BUT IF “QUEEN” WERE AVANT-GARDE TO SAY THE LEAST THEY RULED OVER THEIR PEERS FOR OVER A DECADE CREATING AN AURA OF SPECTACULAR AND UNBELIEVABLE STAGE SHOWS AND VIDEO CLIPS WHICH EVEN TO THIS DAY STILL DEFIE AND AMAZE. BUT IT IS THEIR ALBUM “QUEENS GREATEST HITS THAT IS BREAKING ALL OF THE RECORDS AS IT NOW STANDS ALONE AT THE TOP OF THE HEAP, HAVING BEEN THE FIRST TO HAVE SOLD OVER 6MILLION COPIES IN THE UK ALONE. IT IS SAID NOTHING ELSE HAS A CHANCE OF KNOCKING IT OFF IT’S PEDESTAL.
March Rock-itt 2014