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‘Cause I Love You’ Cash And Carter Bringing American Country And Blues Next Weekend

Legendary icons in American country and blues music, Johnny Cash and June Carter are a powerhouse couple, and highly acclaimed tribute artists, Mark and Joanne Caligiuri, who are also a loved-up couple in real life, have taken on the reins of their massive legacy and will be performing at Airlie Beach Hotel next weekend.

Hey Get Rhythm: A Tribute To Johnny Cash and June Carter blossomed from Mark and Joanne’s love of classic 1950s and 60s music, which initially drew them together in the first place.

Since 2007, Hey Get Rhythm has become a family affair, with Mark’s two sons joining the mix, with Chris on the double bass and Lucas on drums, and Mark’s cousin Adam Prozzo as the lead guitarist.

These ‘Man in Black’ know exactly how to entertain a crowd, bringing the ‘Folsom Prison Blues’, ‘Ring of Fire’ and the ‘City of New Orleans’ to the Airlie Beach Hotel.

‘One Piece At A Time’, Mark and Joanne will make the audience reminisce on simpler times, of ‘Sunday Morning Coming’, of ‘Daddy Sang Bass’.

They certainly ‘Help Me Make It Through’ and at the Airlie Beach Hotel is definitely looking after us.

With enigmatic, yet palpable, on-stage chemistry, Mark and Joanne bring an authentic and intimate performance of Johnny and June, often travelling across Australia, and honouring the late legends.

Every fan, young and old, will find something to love next weekend, from classic ‘The General Lee’ to ‘I’ve Been Everywhere’ and everything in between.

From accurate costuming, musicality and production quality, this distinct show is unique to the real thing and don’t be afraid to get up on stage with the legends, with Mark and Joanne big fans of audience participation, setting the scene for high-energy, high-octane fun for the whole family.

Nothing is to chance, with the ensemble bringing the very best of American country and blues, of ‘Cocaine Blues’, ‘Me and Bobby McGee’ and the ‘Ballad of a Teenage Queen’ soundtracks for the fantastic afternoon shows.

The Airlie Beach Hotel will be looking after the audience, with the performance completely free and it is sure to be a stand out show.

Rock out the weekend the right way, in the comfort of the Airlie Beach Hotel, with one of the best classic American blues and country ensemble serenading you away into a cruisy evening in Airlie Beach.  WHAT: Hey Get Rhythm: A Tribute to Johnny Cash and June Carter

WHERE: The Pub, at the Airlie Beach Hotel

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16, 2pm to 5.30pm

Loved-up couple Mark and Joanne perfectly encapsulate the essence of Johnny Cash and June Carter in this expressive and unique show

Surrounded by family, this Johnny Cash and June Carter tribute show remembers a history of the family travelling and performing together on tours

With touchingly intimate costuming and accurate vocals, Hey Get Rhythm is unlike any other Johnny Cash and June Carter tribute show. Photos supplied

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