Friday 26 May 2017
Harrison’s Kings Of Vegas album is homage to the most important music in Harrison’s life. From Nat King Cole to Sinatra’s Rat Pack, Elvis Presley to Tom Jones, Mel Torme to Frankie Valli the album includes new interpretations of classics such as Almost Like Being In Love, She’s A Lady and Comin’ Home.
The release sees the much loved platinum-selling performer as the creative force behind the project, following his lifelong passion to the spiritual home of some of the greatest performers ever to command a 90-piece band, Las Vegas.
“These guys created a style and turned it into a timeless genre,” Harrison says. “The way the songs were written, directed and orchestrated… Nothing was done in a small way. I came back from Vegas extremely inspired. I knew exactly what kind of record I wanted to make.”
Undeniably a swing record, the 10-track album with its rock solid emphasis on rhythm, lavished with a blend of strings and brass is a stripped back version of swing that emphases the singer’s first-hand intimate experience of Old Vegas in all its 4am glory. An intoxicating cocktail of swing, glamour, cool and the thrill of anything goes!
Harrison Craig launched his career as the winner and Voice of Australia in 2013. Over the past three years, Harrison has set records on the ARIA charts with his debut album More Than A Dream achieving platinum status, whilst his second album L.O.V.E remained in the top 10 charts for six consecutive weeks.
His unique tone and crooning style sets him apart in his genre and come 2017, fans will be excited to see Harrison bring these songs to life on stage for his Kings of Vegas: Lounge Sessions tour which will reach both capital cities and regional towns.
The two-hour concert will showcase songs from the Kings Of Vegas album performing the hits from the likes of Mel Torme, Nat King Cole, Bobby Darin, Frankie Valli, Elvis Presley, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr, Tom Jones, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Barry Manilow and The Righteous Brothers, among many more. Add the hits of the new Kings of Vegas – Elton John, Billy Joel, Rod Stewart and Michael Bublé – plus a string of Harrison’s own hits from his first two records and you’ve got a show that you definitely don’t want to miss.
“I’m counting the moments down until I can be back out there with my Harrinators! Here we go. Vegas Baby!” – Harrison
Canberra Ticketing and Canberra Theatre Centre are the authorised ticket sellers for this event
Please be aware that the Canberra Theatre Centre has no obligation to honour tickets purchased via unauthorised re-sellers. If you attend the event with a ticket purchased via an unauthorised re-seller such as Ticketmaster Resale, Viagogo, Ticketbis, eBay, Gumtree, Tickets Australia or otherwise, you may be refused entry to the event.
The Harbour Agency
110 minutes including interval
Show contains fog / haze effects.
Please be aware, due to the nature of this show, some patrons may stand during the performance.
This show is not suitable for children.
Concession prices not available for all shows. Where Concession prices are listed, proof of eligibility for Concession must be presented to Canberra Ticketing staff upon collection of tickets or full price may be charged. Eligible Concession may include Pensioner, Full Time Student, Seniors, Unemployed, Under 27 or Child (15 years and under) and are at the discretion of the show. Not all types of Concessions may apply for the show you have selected.
Spotlight on Vegas with Harrison Craig
PLEASE NOTE: THE SPOTLIGHT ON VEGAS WITH HARRISON CRAIG ADD ON IS SEPARATE TO THE VIP TICKET AND CAN BE PURCHASED WITH ANY TICKET RESERVE.
Spotlight on Vegas is a chance to hear Harrison Craig in an intimate conversation talking about some of his influences and decisions that have created the Lounge Session Tour, and his Kings of Vegas album.
Taking place in the theatre auditorium before the show, this is a fascinating insight into the creative process and a chance to meet Harrison Craig in person and share further in his experience of Las Vegas, describing; the bright lights and sounds of the fabulous Las Vegas strip, the rich history of this Nevada desert town that has grown into an international destination, the Casinos and some of the famous Vegas identities.
Patrons who purchase a ticket to Spotlight on Vegas will also go in the draw to win an exclusive signed Harrison Craig Kings of Vegas pull up banner, plus the opportunity to have a song dedication during the concert. All patrons will also receive a limited edition and signed Harrison Craig Kings of Vegas postcard.
Location – at the back of the auditorium theatre (please meet at the Merchandise desk 60 mins prior to doors opening).
Time – 45 Minutes prior to doors opening
Duration – 30 Minutes
Capacity – 25 Patrons
Cost – $50.00 inclusive of all fees