What's the Attraction of a Tribute Show?

Here's some fun facts and interesting tidbits about Tribute Shows, and an inside peak into some of the Tribute shows performing at the Entertainment Centre this year. Check it out!

According to the dictionary, tribute shows are “a group that plays the songs of a band they admire, often dressing in the style of the original band members.” We are presenting a number of shows featuring tributes, and all promise to be well attended. So what’s the secret to success with musicians and performers copying what’s been done already?

Nostalgia is probably one of the biggest factors. Everyone has that song which takes them back to being seventeen and kissing under a tree, or driving their first car, or even dancing at their wedding. Nostalgia is a powerful pull that provides an overall experience, not just a memory. You can feel, taste, and smell what it was like simply from hearing a song. Nostalgia is a “sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time.”

Another reason tribute shows fare so well is because they already have a well-established and often extensive fan base to tap into. There’s a reason so many of these tribute shows exist, and that’s because people are supporting them. They’re buying tickets and attending shows. And because of this support, the number of tribute shows and impersonators has skyrocketed. When Elvis Presley died in 1957, there were 170 impersonators using his name, music and image to entertain. Now, that number is at least 85,000 worldwide.

When it comes to tribute shows, it is always amazing to see the amount of respect and homage that goes into a performance. Artists pay such exquisite attention to detail in copying iconic bands and musicians, and it is a wonderful thing to behold.

Multi award winning performer, Darren Coggan, returns to his country roots in 'Like A Rhinestone Cowboy', delivering the vocal authenticity and guitar prowess of the great Glen Campbell. In a personal reflection, Darren respectfully honours the indelible voice behind the golden hits of the 60’s and 70’s including Gentle On My Mind, Wichita Lineman, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Try A Little Kindness, Galveston, True Grit, Southern Nights, Rhinestone Cowboy and many more.

Sir Cliff Richard and the Shadows may not be coming to the Albury Entertainment Centre but the next best thing is - The Cliff Richard and the Shadows 60th Anniversary Tribute Concert. This is a show that delivers a captivating live performance recreating the unforgettable sound of Cliff Richard & The Shadows.The group dominated British popular music in the late 1950's and early 1960's in the years before the Beatles.

Also appearing later this year is The Robertson Brothers 60s Variety Show featuring direct from Jersey Boys, Simon Brook McLachlan. An amazing interactive live Variety TV style show, featuring hits from The Bee Gees, Frankie Valli, and The Four Seasons, The Everly Brothers and The Hollies.Join us and take a trip down memory lane with hit after hit that will have you singing, dancing, laughing and crying! With half a million record sales, 22 MO and ACE Awards, along with two ARIA and Golden Guitar nominations, The Robertson Brothers are unquestionably Australia's leading vocal duo.

For more information on these shows and to book tickets, check out our ‘What’s On’ page.


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