Joseph Clark – The Music Of QUEEN in Pretoria
Sun Arena, Time Square
After incredible public demand, the lead vocalist extraordinaire Joseph Clark will be in Pretoria with Joseph Clark – The Music of QUEEN, at the Sun Arena, Time Square, Menlyn Maine for only 3 performances from Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd July 2018.
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.
“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 the audience will be thrilled watching the show more “up-close and personal”.
“I’m also thrilled to be back in Gauteng after a hiatus of 3 years as I’ve been travelling internationally consistently since I was last here with a “Queen performance” at the SA State Theatre in 2015.”
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; Nathan Smith/Axe Lourens (Lead Guitars/Vocals); Richard Brokensha (Guitars/Vocals); Kyle Petersen (Piano/Keyboards/Keytar/Vocals); 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.
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 – 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!
“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.”
– Journalist Peter Feldman (Artslink.co.za)
Joseph Clark – The Music of QUEEN is on at Sun Arena, Time Square, Menlyn Maine, for 3 shows only from Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd July 2018.
Performances on Friday and Saturday are at 20h00 and Sunday at 15h00.
Ticket Prices range from R200 – R450 and bookings can be made through Computicket either 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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“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