The Roy Orbison Story
22 Jan - Capitol Theatre
Presented by Focal Point Australia & Artist Network
The greatest voice in contemporary music
The Big O stood head & shoulders above the rest, his vocals were peerless, his range extraordinary. His songs unique, impassioned & personal. The man enigmatic, driven, shy, funny, quietly charismatic.
Only the Lonely….Running Scared……Sweet Dream Baby……Candy Man………Blue bayou…...In Dreams…….Anything You Want……..Crying……..
Workin for the Man…….Penny Arcade……Pretty Woman…….& more….
From his initial success in the 1960’s to the resurgence of his career in the 80’s, Roy Orbison’s voice remained remarkable, communicating an emotional intensity not experienced in popular music before or since. His songs conveyed vulnerability, love, loss & fun. His performance was unique, simple & powerful.
Orbison’s life was littered with personal tragedy, & career highs & lows. His wonderful resurgence in popularity in the late 80’s through his solo album Mystery Girl, & the formation of the Supergroup The Traveling Wilburys was a fitting final chapter for such a creative genius.
The Roy Orbison Story brings to life his legendary songs & tells the story of his life.
Mark Shelley – (from previous Festival sold out show - Willie & Roy the Legends.) is truly remarkable as he brings to life the voice & character of Roy & portrays the story of his life in a moving engaging, & at times humorous manner.
It is truly a stand out performance that pays respect & tribute to the late great Roy Orbison.