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                                                      Joseph Clark – The Music Of QUEEN                                                         

Travels to CAPE TOWN and PRETORIA

 
 

PRETORIA
SUN ARENA, TIME SQUARE, MENLYN MAINE
20 – 22 July
Tickets: R200 – R450

CAPE TOWN
ARTSCAPE THEATRE
11 – 15 July
Tickets: R150 – R250

Gauteng and Cape Town audiences have consistently asked and Joseph Clark has listened….

After incredible public demand, this lead vocalist extraordinaire will be in Cape Town for the first time for 5 performances only with Joseph Clark – The Music of QUEEN at The Artscape Theatre from Wednesday 11th – Sunday 15th July 2018. Thereafter, Joseph Clark – The Music of Queen travels directly to Pretoria for 3 performances at the new Sun Arena, Time Square, Menlyn Maine from Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd July 2018.

Being regarded by many as the world’s number one performer doing justice to Queen’s music, Joseph will thrill you with his magical and individual style by taking the iconic group’s music to another level. Added to the sensory experience, Joseph Clark – The Music of QUEEN also features a star-studded band of top local and international musicians; Axe Lourens / Nathan Smith (Lead Guitars/Vocals); Richard Brokensha (Guitar/Vocals); Kyle Petersen (Piano/Keyboards/Keytar/Vocals); Shaun Johannes / Trevor Donjeany (Bass) and Peach van Pletzen (Drums).

Joseph and his band tour internationally with this powerful tour de force and played to over 30,000 Queen-fans in The Gelredome Stadium in The Netherlands in 2011 after which they followed up with European theatre runs and outdoor concerts till November 2017.

 

“For the past 27 years I have been performing the music of QUEEN and it never ceases to amaze me how versatile and courageous they were in producing such musical depth and variety. The respect I have for their individual and combined genius in composing the most powerful and popular rock music in history is limitless. I was born in the age of rock & roll (Buddy Holly was born and raised just a hundred miles south from where I lived and Elvis was just starting to “shock” the nation.) When I began acting in high school, musical theatre became my passion. From that, classical music became my constant companion for the rest of my career.

I’m not a believer in impersonating great artists. But to pay tribute to their music, to keep it alive and new and fresh, is the greatest compliment to their genius. To give an audience a taste of their music live, onstage, creates an atmosphere of magic and nostalgia for some and new discovery for others.

There are subtle similarities in Freddie’s and my life. Our musical tastes seem compatible considering we both were influenced by the rock & roll era going into the time of the Beatles and The Beach Boys. We both sang in our school choirs. We were both passionate about the theatre. He wanted to be Elvis; I wanted to be Gene Kelly. He adored the ballet and even appeared as a special guest artist with the Royal Ballet; I became a professional ballet dancer. He was passionate about classical music; as a dancer, I loved, lived and breathed it every day of my life for 19 years. We were both born in the month of September! Both of us never had any formal vocal training.

And yet, geographically, socially and personally we couldn’t be more miles apart. Freddie was born and spent his childhood in exotic Zanzibar and I was born and raised in the flat plains’ city of Amarillo, Texas. He started his life as an African son and for the past 34 years I ended up a citizen of South Africa! He attended a prestigious British boarding school outside Bombay; I attended a public school, a couple of blocks from my home. He played cricket; I played baseball. He ended up playing to in excess of 10 million people around the world; I have not!

I am grateful for all the years of joy, hard work, discipline, determination, camaraderie and success QUEEN’s music has blessed me with, both professionally and personally. My involvement in this amazing project is my way of expressing my gratitude to four extraordinary musicians.”

Joseph Clark

 

Queen crossed all musical genres and the line-up of songs in Joseph Clark– The Music of QUEEN is like no other Queen tribute. Apart from classics like We Will Rock You, Another One Bites The Dust, We Are The Champions, I Want To Break Free, Killer Queen, Fat Bottomed Girls, Bicycle Race, and Bohemian Rhapsody, they also cover songs not normally performed live, including Innuendo, You Take My Breath Away, Is This The World We Created, Too Much Love Will Kill You, Mother Love and In My Defence.

I’m not a believer in impersonating great artists. But to pay tribute to their music, to keep it alive and new and fresh, is the greatest compliment to their genius. To give an audience a taste of their music live, onstage, creates an atmosphere of magic and nostalgia for some and new discovery for others.

Joseph Clark

Joseph Clark – The Music of QUEEN has all the elements to make for an eventful, memorable time out and audiences will enjoy an unforgettable 2-hour journey of pure nostalgic rock delight!

With reference to the PRETORIA shows, Joseph and his band are proud to open and be the first production to play in the Sun Arena’s new 1500-seater Theatre layout, located in the Arena.

Joseph says: “My introduction to the Sun Arena was the two shows of Classics Is Groot on the 9th of June. It was an incredible experience. I was honoured when asked to open their new concept of a more intimate theatre style space. The Music of Queen lends itself perfectly to traditional theatres as well as arenas and I trust the audience will enjoy watching the show more “up-close and personal. I’m thrilled to be able to perform back-to-back in the Western Cape and Gauteng, with Namibia and Durban to follow, after performing in Europe for the past nine years.”

Joseph’s “Queen-roots” lie in the 90’s when he starred in Queen At The Opera, one of the most successful productions in South Africa. Apart from being a regular soloist with symphony orchestras in South Africa, Joseph has been the lead vocalist with the NNO (Noord Nederlands Orkest), since 2009, performing throughout the Netherlands, including the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

Born and raised in Texas, Joseph left his ballet career in America when he was brought to South Africa to dance the lead role in Swan Lake and Romeo & Juliet. bHe soon expanded to musical theatre and won immediate acclaim and national awards for dancing, acting and singing. Musical theatre roles include Buddy in The Buddy Holly Story, Riff/Bernardo in West Side Story, El Gallo opposite pop star Jason Donovan in The Fantasticks, Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, the narrator in Joseph And His Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Anthony in Sweeney Todd and Whizzer in March Of The Falsettos.

One of the highlights of his career was singing for Nelson Mandela at his 85th Birthday.

 

For me Joseph Clark has long been one of the great interpreters of Queen’s music and he certainly doesn’t disappoint with this magical performance. His vocal versatility comes magnificently to the fore as he moves effortlessly from the quiet ballads, to blues, to rock.

Peter Feldman | Journalist 


CAPE TOWN DATES:

Wednesday 11th – Sunday 15th July 2018
Artscape Theatre Centre
Performances are Wednesday – Saturday @ 20h00 and Sunday @ 15h00
Ticket Prices range from R150 – R250 and bookings can be made through Computicket or by calling Artscape-Dial-A-Seat on 021 421 7695.

 

PRETORIA DATES:

Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd July 2018
Sun Arena, Time Square, Menlyn Maine
Performances are Friday & Saturday S@ 20h00 and Sunday @ 15h00
Ticket Prices range from R200 – R450 and bookings can be made through Computicket, online at www.computicket.com or call 0861 915 8000.

The duration of the show is 2 hours 15 minutes including interval.

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