Damien Leith - Theatre Royal - Hobart
Damien Leith combines the best of Roy Orbison and the soul of Elvis Presley for one massive night of Rock n Soul.
When it comes to iconic performers, Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley are at the top of the list. Their timeless songs and magnificent voices are easily recognisable the world over—both left behind a legacy that helped write the musical history books. Singer-songwriter Damien Leith feels a deep affinity with both artists and is no stranger to their back catalogues. Now, for the first time, he is combining his love of these two great musicians into a one-night only Rock N Soul concert event, exploring the rock hits of Roy Orbison and the soul gospel classics of Elvis Presley.
Damien’s album Roy – A Tribute To Roy Orbison, which was produced by Roy’s late wife Barbara, stayed in the ARIA Top 20 for 22-weeks and was nominated for an ARIA award, going on to sell multi-platinum. His latest album, the Elvis-inspired Gospel, has met by acclaim and saw Damien packing houses on his Elvis – The Gospel Collection tour, exploring the late musicians Grammy-award winning gospel work. Audiences have been asking Damien to combine his two passion projections, so it was only a matter of time before a special show such as the Rock N Soul event came about.
Audiences are encouraged to get in quickly, as this may be the only show of its kind. “This is a one-off gig by special demand,” says Damien. “It is the best of both worlds really, you have the incredible music of Roy with the beautiful soul of Elvis. I think it will be great.”
Damien Leith’s Rock N Soul is a concert that highlights the greatest hits of Roy Orbison with the indelible Gospel collection of Elvis Presley. It is a must-see show for lovers of great music. Audiences will hear spellbinding performances of songs such as Crying, In Dreams and Pretty Woman, along with soulful renditions of Gospel classics like Bridge Over Troubled Water, Amazing Grace and You’ll Never Walk Alone to name a few.
“It will be straight up hits,” says Damien. “I will be focusing on the iconic Gospel songs—the ones you will know the minute you hear them. Roy has heaps of hits as well! There are definitely key ones that people associate with both artists in these genres—we will be doing all of those.”
Tickets to Damien Leith’s Rock N Soul two-hour show featuring The Best of Roy Orbison & The Soul of Elvis Presley are on sale now.
For more information, please visit Damien Leith website.