Thursday, November 3, 2022
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
“Ooh-ooh-hoo, no, Baby, please don't go”: The words lingering on the lips of locals once Australian pop royal, Jeff Duff, finishes his set at The Pub this weekend.
The famed musician, who was compared with “Sinatra, Presley, Jagger, Popeye” by Andy Warhol, will be the curtain closer for the Airlie Beach Hotel’s Live Music Weekender – a chock-full music extravaganza with four bands playing across four days.
‘Duffo’ – “One of the greatest entertainers Australia has produced,” says Molly Meldrum – has returned home with his ‘Spinning Wheel’ tour after decades of success across the globe as a solo artist and a tribute show. He’ll play the songs of two of the greatest bands on the planet in one unforgettable show this weekend at locals’ favourite local.
Rock audiences from all over the world have been blown away by the sheer power of both horn-driven bands for decades, and now ‘Blood, Sweat & Tears’ and ‘Chicago’ are arriving in the coastal town courtesy of Jeff Duff and his troupe of world-class musicians.
If you know rock, you’ll know Blood, Sweat & Tears, whose songs range from favourites like ‘Spinning Wheel’, to ‘You Made Me So Very Happy’, ‘When I Die’, ‘Hi De Ho’, ‘More and More’ and more, more, more.
And Chicago, with their progressive fusion of rock and blues, have a songbook filled with hits: ‘If You Leave Me Now’, ‘Make Me Smile’, ‘Saturday In The Park’, ‘25 or 6 To 4’, ‘Does Anybody Know What Time It Is’, and ‘Beginnings’.
A legend in his own right, Duffo will take on a vocal challenge that spans the decades and alongside the hottest musicians in Australia as his backing-band.
With 27 albums under his belt, including a recent album with members of legendary British rock band Deep Purple, Duffo will perform from his extensive repertoire, including from the back catalogue of his illustrious career as the front man of ‘Kush’ and his time singing out the best of David Bowie.
It’s set to a truly unforgettable Sunday afternoon, featuring some of the most incredible rock music played by Australia’s finest. And to end the afternoon is a special guest performance by The Official Blues Brothers Revue, endorsed by Judith Belushi and Dan Akroyd. You can’t get any closer to the real deal than that.
Jeff Duff will perform his Spinning Wheel show as part of the Airlie Beach Hotel’s Live Music Weekender on Sunday, November 6 from 2pm - 5.30pm. Completely, and entirely free – make sure you’ve booked your table for this epic show.
WHAT: The Music of Blood, Sweat & Tears and Chicago in Spinning Wheel featuring Jeff Duff
WHEN: 2pm to 5.30pm on Sunday, November 6
WHERE: Airlie Beach Hotel
“One of the greatest entertainers Australia has produced” is coming to the Airlie Beach Hotel this weekend
Jeff Duff will perform the songs of Blood, Sweat & Tears and Chicago in a free show at The Pub
The renowned performer will bring his own voice to the music of some of the greatest bands of all time, as well as his own repertoire