Presented By Starlite Records
The first week of the Tamworth Festival will be jumping ! Why? Because Lonnie Lee and the Leemen will be rocking at the Services Club from Sat 20h through to the next Friday 26th with a very new and exciting show at 10:30 every day.
In the history of popular music, there are very few stars who embraced the top of the Hit Parade charts as much as Lonnie did. In the first days of Rock'n'Roll he was one of the founding fathers of our Australian Music Industry. His Blue Cats Rockabilly Band of 1957 was arguably the first Rockabilly band around playing the new music which was about to sweep the world.
In January 1956 Bill Haley brought Rock'n'Roll here for the first time and only 4 weeks later a young Lonnie, after winning the title of Australia's Elvis Presley, started his own rockin' combo, The Blue Cats. This was at the same time Johnny O'keefe and Alan Dale started the first rock dances in Sydney. Since then the rest is history and this show takes the audience on a journey through his story and the story of Rock'n'Roll.
If you were around at this time, just love the songs of the 50's and early 60's or just curious about what is this era everybody calls, 'The Good Times', you must not miss this show.
There is no other like it. There is no voice like Lonnie's, no artist who puts so much into every song using so much energy and a trip through the 'Good Times' era that will have you spinning.
If you are only into country music, you must experience the star who spent years in Nashville, who brought his Nashville Country Music Show to Australia, making it the first pro country show to perform seasons in the major Sydney clubs. In Nashville he looked after many clubs including Webb Pierce's Rhinestone Cowboy Club and Jerry Reed's Nashville Palace, booking many of the Grand Ol' Opry stars.
He and his show are unique and this is your opportunity to experience an important piece of Australian music history. 90 minutes of free and easy feelings, foot tapping and feelgood.
So, make it a date after breakfast during the festival, and start your day the Happy Way !
Check the website www.lonnielee.com
On sale Friday 1 September at 9am