3rd December, 2017

The Lonely - Celebrating The Music of Roy Orbison

The Port Theatre
125 Front Street
Nanaimo, BC
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DOORS
7:00PM
SHOW
7:30PM


PRESS RELEASE

Two legends – One stage THE LONELY CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF ROY ORBISON NOW INCLUDING HITS OF THE TRAVELING WILBURYS with DAVID JAMES & BIG RIVER A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CASH Sunday, December 3 at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo. Tickets are $45.00 (Plus Facility Fee & Service Charges) Available at the Port Theatre Box Office Charge by phone at 250-754-8550 or online at www.porttheatre.com. TICKETS ON SALE SEPTEMBER 22! Rock.It Boy Entertainment proudly presents THE LONELY - CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF ROY ORBISON with DAVID JAMES & BIG RIVER: A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CASH on Sunday, December 3 at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo. Tickets are $45.00 (Plus Facility Fee & Service Charges) at the Port Theatre Box Office. Charge by phone at 250-254-8550 or online at www.porttheatre.com. The BIG O was unmistakable with his trademark sunglasses, his distinctive, powerful voice, his complex compositions and the dark emotional ballads we all love. From 1960 to ’64 Roy Orbison landed 22 songs on the Billboard Top 40, including “Only The Lonely”, “Crying”, and “Oh, Pretty Woman”. His impassioned voice, bridging the gap between baritone and tenor, coupled with his signature arrangements ensured the charting of the hits “Dream Baby”, “Ooby Dooby”, “Blue Angel”, “Blue Bayou”, “You Got It” and “In Dreams”. As a part of THE TRAVELING WILBURYS Orbison brought us “End of the Line”, “Handle With Care” and “Last Night”. Tragically, his life was cut short, leaving us only the music. And, long may the music live! THE LONELY delivers a sensitive and dynamic tribute to the one and only Roy Orbison. Veteran Mike Demers leads this group of musical journeymen in their mutual and deep appreciation of the timeless music of the Caruso of Rock. THE LONELY - CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF ROY ORBISON approaches the music with a humble spirit and sincere desire to recreate the sounds and feel of the original recordings. The band has been selling out shows right from their debut. Tina Coldwell of TLC Entertainment says, “One of the best tributes I’ve seen and I’ve been in the biz for 22 years.” For more about THE LONELY - CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF ROY ORBISON please visit www.thelonely.ca. Appearing before sold-out crowds, DAVID JAMES is North America’s favourite JOHNNY CASH tribute act. Taking the stage with his own three-part band, BIG RIVER, James has the stage presence and the characteristic sound of Johnny Cash nailed down. With the look, the moves and the sound, he brings to life five decades of hits such as “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Ring of Fire”, “Hey Porter”, “Rock Island Line”, “Get Rhythm”, “The Long Black Veil”, “Daddy Sang Bass”, “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down”, “A Boy Named Sue”, “Man In Black”, “Walk The Line” and his signature piece “Orange Blossom Special” as well as Johnny’s crossover songs “Hurt” and “Rusty Cage”. Providing the voice of JOHNNY CASH in the award-winning film My Father and The Man in Black, DAVID JAMES proves he is the most authentic JOHNNY CASH tribute artist in the business. A living prodigy to one of history’s true phenomenons, he is . . . almost JOHNNY CASH! “It’s not only about the voice”, says Dave. “It’s about living and breathing the man. I want our audiences to go home feeling like they just observed the man himself.” Steven Hill, entertainment reporter for The Question says, “When the deep and eerily familiar voice on the phone says, “Hello, this is… almost Johnny Cash,” it takes a second to register that the person on the other end of the line is really DAVID JAMES and not the real Man in Black.” Singer, songwriter and musician PETER GABRIEL declares, "David has a voice very close to JOHNNY CASH himself and he's a great performer". Mark Corbett of the Nanaimo Business Association concludes, “If you were to close your eyes while watching a performance of the tribute band DAVID JAMES & BIG RIVER, you'd swear JOHNNY CASH was up on stage. Even with your eyes open, the spirit of the “Man in Black” is definitely in the room. This is a must-see performance for anyone who's a fan of country music's most provocative entertainer.” For more information about DAVID JAMES & BIG RIVER visit: www.johnnycashtribute.ca. Rock.It Boy Entertainment proudly presents THE LONELY - CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF ROY ORBISON with DAVID JAMES & BIG RIVER: A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CASH on Sunday, December 3 at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo. Tickets are $45.00 (Plus Facility Fee & Service Charges) at the Port Theatre Box Office. Charge by phone at 250-254-8550 or online at www.porttheatre.com. Doors 7:00PM. Show 7:30PM. -30-