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Higher And Higher With Motown Rocks

Airlie Beach Hotel is setting the weekend off right, welcoming Dancing in the Shadows of Motown back on Saturday and Sunday June 1 and 2.

Legends in the industry, Dancing in the Shadows of Motown knows how to swoon and sway a crowd and have been making waves for fans of Motown tunes.

Reaching out with a nine-piece band, Motown intimately recreate legends in the industry, including The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, The Jackson Five, Junior Walker and Martha and The Vandellas, with all the very best Motown classics and hits.

This band knows how to keep the crowd entertained, having sold out numerous venues to eager and excited audiences, leaving everyone wanting to know what becomes of the broken hearted these days.

With internationally acclaimed artists, including Franchesca Appolis’s vocals, made infamous through The Starlettes and Harlem Knights, Patou Powell, the double ARIA Winner with the Melbourne Ska Orchestra, and Kimi Tupaea from the Doobies/Eagles Show and Barry Lead Band.

That is only a snapshot of the all-star cast that Dancing in the Shadows of Motown bring with them, on this fantastic tribute to classic young America and modern soul.

This is why the completely free Airlie Beach Hotel performances are an absolute win for locals and tourists alike, showcasing the very best of national and international sounds in our very own backyard.

This ‘Signed, Sealed, and Delivered’ hit production will leave you wanting more.

We aren’t ‘Too Proud to Beg’ for more from this classic American Motown and soul band, bringing the best tunes that will have you ‘Dancing in the Streets’.

There isn’t a ‘Mountain High Enough’ to keep us away from checking this one out at the Airlie Beach Hotel.

“We authentically recreate the dynamic performances and hits of many Motown artists and our costumes are of the same style as the original artists and we boast the best vocal section in the country presenting beautiful harmonies,” said Craig Bodinnar, bassist of the group.

“We guarantee the spirit heart and soul to recreate the Motown legacy,”

Dancing in the Shadows of Motown won’t ‘Stop in the Name of Love’ with this one, being sure to hit every note.

“The audience will be transformed and go back to relive their favourite songs that bring back happy memories,” said Craig.

“It’s an uplifting and feeling show for all ages.”

This is not a show to miss; the sounds of young America and the soul of modern music cruises the audience through the weekend.

WHAT: Dancing in the Shadows of Motown

WHERE: The Pub, Airlie Beach Hotel

WHEN: Saturday, July 1, and Sunday July 2, from 2pm to 5.30pm

A nine-piece band backs this iconic Motown production

With the sounds of Stevie Wonder, Fontella Bass, and The Jackson Five – plus so much more – this Motown show is not one to miss

Cruise through the weekend with the sounds of Motown. Photos supplied

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