When Gary Pinto made his debut on stage paying homage to his music idol Sam Cooke in the Songs & Times Of Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come more than six months ago, he took audiences breath away. Not only did he embody the spirit of the late great soul man, but he brought something else special to the stage entirely – reigniting concert-goers passion for the music that shaped history. Night after night saw packed houses and standing ovations, with critics proclaiming ‘Gary Pinto IS Sam Cooke’.
Now, due to popular demand, Gary Pinto and his band, The Champions of Soul, are taking the Songs & Times Of Sam Cooke out for a special summer season, including residencies at the Sydney Opera House and the Melbourne Arts Centre, plus two special shows at the Canberra Theatre Centre and Geelong Performing Arts Centre. Gary will traverse the biggest hits of Sam Cooke’s career, embodying the spirit of the soulmaker’s acclaimed concert at the Harlem Square Club from 1963.
Considered one of the most influential songwriters of all time, Sam Cooke has an incredible legacy. His music still sells US$5 million a year, even more than five decades after his death. He has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame (1987) and the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame (1988), received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (1994) and was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1999).
Songs & Times Of Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come will explore the interesting, uplifting and sad life of this legendary performer, and showcase the music that still lives on today.
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Other Times: One hour prior to show
HOW TO BOOK
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Phone: (03) 5225 1200
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