Thursday, February 9, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life


Get ready for a soulful and unforgettable experience at the Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre (MECC)! The Friends of the MECC’s Morning Melodies is proud to present the talented Mat Verevis and Alisha Todd on Friday 17th February, bringing you an electrifying performance that will leave you spellbound.

Remember Mat Verevis from his impressive audition on the 2014 season of a popular singing show, The Voice? The soulful singer stunned the judges with his rendition of "New York State of Mind," earning him a whopping 4 chair turns. The talented musician continued to captivate audiences with his powerful vocals and piano skills, performing hits such as "Rocket Man" by Elton John and "All In Love Is Fair" by Stevie Wonder.

Joining Mat on stage is the talented songstress Alisha Todd, who was recently a finalist at the 2021 Gold Coast Music Awards for Song of the Year. Together, they will take you on a musical journey, performing iconic songs from the past 50 years by artists like Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, and Etta James, among others. The setlist is sure to impress, with Mat Verevis showcasing his incredible musical skills and Alisha Todd's powerful voice.

The Friends of the MECC’s Morning Melodies is a popular season enjoyed by seniors in Mackay’s local community, but Manager of MECC and Events, Andrew Bobeldyk, says all ages are welcome. The performance includes complimentary tea, coffee, and biscuits, and lucky door prizes from Whitsunday Biscuit Factory and Walkerston Guardian Pharmacy. Get ready to experience the best of music, with four performances in 2023, each taking place on a Friday at 11am. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience!

Other performances in the series include:

Lovely Day – Friday 17 February

Blue Bayou – Friday 24 March

A Hard Knock Life – Friday 19

May Christmas with Karen Knowles – Friday 1 December

What: Friends of the MECC’s Morning Melodies Lovely Day

When: Friday 17 February 2023, 11am

Where: MECC Auditorium


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