There’s an uplifting 1950s rock and roll play coming to town. ‘Sons of Sun – Elvis, Jerry Lee, Johnny and Me’ is playing at The Globe Theatre in Winchelsea on Saturday March 6th. We hear more from the writer and producer of this Sydney based show, Kieran Carroll.
“The charismatic Matthew Charleston (pictured here) plays the character of Sam Phillips, the founder of Sun Records and the first man to record Elvis, Jerry Lee, Johnny Cash and many others.
“In the mid 1950’s, Sam Phillips’ discovery of Elvis and the subsequent invention of rock and roll made Sun Records the most famous record label in the world. The Australian play, ‘Sons of Sun – Elvis, Jerry-Lee, Johnny and Me’ tracks that journey and the glory of the music created at the Sun studio.
“The 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.
“Sons of Sun has been a great success in NSW and has done numerous performances at the Sydney Opera House over a number of years. The show also features Murray Cook as lead guitarist, well known to many as the Red Wiggle.”
How lucky are we have this gem being performed in our backyard?
More information can be found on the website: http://sonsofsun.com.au/
Photo: Matt Charleston as Sam Phillips in Sons of Sun – Photo by Dusk Devi Vision