Thursday, May 11, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Freedom In The Air Tonight

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a cool beverage while witnessing your youth recreated through the biggest hits of some of the most iconic voices in the world – George Michael, Phil Collins and Bruce Springsteen.

Entertaining the crowd both Saturday and Sunday afternoons over the Big Birthday weekend, this incredible tribute band will bring your favourite hits to life.

From In the Air Tonight to Against All Odds, Easy Lover, Freedom, Faith, Knew You Were Waiting For Me, Dancing In The dark, Hungry Heart, Born To Run and many more – these guys seamlessly link the music of legends together in a show to be remembered.

The name of the band, Freedom In The Air Tonight, is a combination of and pays homage to George Michael’s famous song ‘Freedom’ and Phil Collins’s classic ‘Something In The Air Tonight’.

The band formed in Sydney 12 months ago and spent the year creating the concept before performing their first gig to a sell-out crowd last month.

These experienced musicians, who are uniting for a series of special performances, are thrilled to be coming to the Airlie Beach Hotel.

“We are really looking forward to it!” said Producer, Cherie Abdy.

“We’ve been here on holiday before, but this is the first time we’ll have performed in town, and we can’t wait!”

Lead vocalist Ric Herbert created the show alongside Justin Bianchi who is the musical director and bass player.

Ric Herbert is also a celebrated singer working regularly with premium guitarist Peter Northcote, he also fronts legendary 80’s band Matt Finish plus The Get Rich band.

Appearing in stage plays, musical theatre, T.V and film, Ric Herbert is perfectly suited to take you on an emotional voyage through the music of these amazing artists.

“You can expect a high energy, high vibe performance with a few ballads thrown in between,” said Justin.

“It’s a good time party where you can leave your troubles at the door!”

WHAT: Freedom In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins, George Michael, Bruce Springsteen Tribute

WHERE: Airlie Beach Hotel

WHEN: Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May

TIME: 2pm-5.30pm

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