Australia's greatest soul voice, Doug Parkinson, presents the ultimate tribute to Joe Cocker.
A night of soul and rock classics, the electric current runs high, generated from the very talented eight-piece band and, of course, the powerful and unique voice of Doug Parkinson.
Joe Cocker was an irresistible force that combined a love of American soul music with standout interpretations and depth of feeling, terms often used to describe the soulful smoky voice of Australian singing legend Doug Parkinson.
Cocker is most famous for what he did with other people’s songs: Hitchcock Railway, Delta Lady, You Can Leave Your Hat On, She Came in through the Bathroom Window, The Letter, You Are So Beautiful, Up Where We Belong, and Cry Me A River.
Cocker chose well. He had hit records with songs from the Beatles, Ray Charles, Billy Preston, the Animals and Traffic, among others - and then he magically reworked them.
Add in his famous gritty vocals, and Cocker’s interpretations often surpassed the celebrated originals.
There couldn't be a more appropriate singer in Australia to showcase the ultimate tribute to Joe Cocker than the gravelly soulful voice of Australian singing legend Doug Parkinson.
Parkinson is not only an entertainer, but an amazing vocalist, and a multi award-winning artist of soul and rock and box office hit musicals.
A highlight of Doug Parkinson's show includes his own hit records, which includes the masterful and iconic hit record Dear Prudence, and his very own interpretations of other legendary artists Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Michael McDonald, the Beatles and The Great American Song Book.
Doug Parkinson's band comprises some of Australia's most admired musicians. If you love Joe Cocker’s voice and songs, you will not want to miss this ultimate tribute.
- Saturday 19 August 2017, 8pm