Sony Music Australia is pleased to announce the release of the highly anticipated second album Inspire from Jack Vidgen set to be released April 27.
It has only been eight months since Jack released his Gold selling debut album Yes I am and now his second album, Inspire – is a true joy.
The changes are clear – his voice is several notches deeper after finally breaking (“when that happened I was glad the transition only lasted a week”), the timbre now sits comfortably in line with someone who has turned 15. Yes, a maturity well beyond his years, and still only 15.
But his voice remains unmistakable Jack Vidgen: soaring through the high notes with ease, the ability to move to tears with his delivery, and exuding a confidence that belies his age.
Since he first astonished the Australian public with his heart-wrenching rendition of Whitney Houston’s I Have Nothing at age 14 and taking out the crown of Australia’s Got Talent, which has had in excess of 1.5 million views worldwide on You Tube, his name has been followed by hugely flattering superlatives. In October 2011, he received standing ovations when he travelled to United States to be a part of the America’s Got Talent live shows at Caesars Palace. Jack also wowed the crowds in LA, New York and Houston at the G’day USA Gala Events last year.
Now Jack is set to release his second Inspire the words of praise are set to be taken to a whole new level.
Jack was passionate about the song’s that made the cut, the message of his second album, and what he wanted to get across.
“I really wanted to do another album since the start of this year, but I didn’t quite know what kind of album I wanted to do. Then I came up with the idea that I wanted to have an album of songs which are inspirational and uplifting, and have a soulful and gospel feel to it. Even if the songs originally didn’t have that feel, I wanted to add that to them – whether that was through the music or with my vocals. Because that’s the sort of style I really love.”
For someone who sees Aretha Franklin as one of the all-time greats, even including her track Think on his first album, it makes complete sense that this is the direction he should want to go.
For Jack’s devoted fans, there is no doubt they will grow to know and love his renditions of the timeless classics on Inspire.
But what of his new slew of fans certain to join in the adoration of this gifted young man’s voice? What does he hope they will get from this album?
“I hope that if people are going through a rough time and listen to my album it will help them through. That’s another reason I wanted to make this album: for people who are going through rough times. I hope it moves them when they listen to it.
“I think people will feel uplifted and happier and will feel something when they listen to it.
His memorable, moving dulcet tones will see to that.
To celebrate the release of his new album Jack will embark on a run of tour dates
Capella Cultural Centre
“Have your next Function held in the Premier event center in the Central Highlands”
“Capella Cultural Centre”
The Capella Cultural Centre is a fully furnished & License venue. Catering for all event types. The Cultural Centre is your one stop shop for all your venue needs small or big. Having various options of indoor or outdoor settings, private or commercial events we can cater for any needs possible.
Function Meeting room
The Function Meetings room is our largest meeting room (not including the Auditorium), catering for up to 100 delegates theatre style. With the facility for complete blackout, this room is ideal for multi-media presentations.
This room is also suitable for trade displays and opens onto our Main Foyer for further display area and breakout areas for tea breaks or cocktails.
The Main Auditorium is Central Queensland's premier entertainment and meeting facility and was purpose built to accommodate the most complex events, from intimate style theatrical productions to the grandest extravaganzas and international conferences. The Main auditorium has tiered seating providing variable capacities ranging from 50 -500 seats along with the most fantastic production facilities. Using extensive soft wall curtaining, we can produce reduced intimate modes to specifically meet the needs of each event. The Intimate mode is an extremely versatile configuration that can accommodate the small to medium sized events while still providing all of the backstage and production advantages of a major entertainment facility. The Intimate Mode is ideal for Conferences, Seminars, Speech Nights, and Theatrical Productions. The venue offers event organizers unparalleled backstage and production facilities and is fully air conditioned and serviced by expansive foyers allowing ease of access for guests attending every event.
In house catering
Our professional in-house Catering staff is experienced at catering for the Stars of the entertainment world and knows just what it takes to provide world class service to your delegates. Our Chef is happy to work with you to tailor a menu to suit your individual taste and budget.
Children U 16 $ 18.50
The Drifters are an on going musical institution since 1952. In the history of popular music there area few vocal groups who qualify as members of the ROCK'N'ROLL HALL OF FAME. THE DRIFTERS are one of those groups.
For the past 50 years The Drifters have maintained a reputation as one of the world's finest vocal groups. The Drifters linked '50s R&B with '60s soul and epitomised the vocal- group sound of New York.
The material The Drifters recorded came from a variety of sources, including the song writing teams of JERRY LEIBER and MIKE STOLLER, DOC POMUS and MORT SHUMAN, and GERRY GOFFIN and CAROLE KING. The name of the group was chosen by CLYDE McPHATTER, the first singer in a long line of lead voices, and he could not have chosen a better name.
Many members drifted in and out of the band since its beginnings and still do. Even now family names and court cases continue to hit the headlines.
McPhatter and BEN E King are just some of the great singers who have passed through the group. Today at the age of 72, BILLY WASHINGTON leads the group that has continually toured Australia, New Zealand , Malaysia, Japan , Thailand, China etc - and the list goes on.
First auditioned by Clyde McPHATTER when Billy was 13, Billy has continued under the Drifters Banner for some 50 odd years.
With Washington is WAYNE FOSTER, who has been with The Drifters for 35 years, and newest member PATRICK JACKSON, who spent the early part of his career performing with THE COASTERS .Backed by an all-star band, The Drifters recreate the memories that have produced four decades of hits.
The Drifters' classic back catalogue includes Under the Boardwalk, Save the Last Dance for Me, Kissing in the Back Row, Like Sister and Brother, Spanish Harlem, This Magic Moment, Up on the Roof, There Goes My Baby and On Broadway.
We hope you come and enjoy the show and judge for yourself!
DOROTHY THE DINOSAUR'S BEACH PARTY
Thursday 27th September 10am
Capella Cultural Centre
All Tickets: $22.50
This Show will sell out so please book and pay for your tickets to avoid disappointment
Dorothy the Dinosaur's Beach Party is the stompy-wompy show full of super sandy songs that will fill your day with sunshine! Dorothy and her friends, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog, Fairy Clare and Henry the Octopus, are joined by sensational singers and dancers, Clare Dee and The Dance-A-Lots, in their dazzling beach party outfits! With your favourite Wiggly songs, such as Can You (Point Your Fingers and Do the Twist?), Having Fun at the Beach and You Can Play the Ukulele, the surf's up for this wacky wave of fun! Written by blue Wiggle Anthony Field, he enthused, "This show is Dorothy's best yet!"
Tuesday 25th september @ 8pm
...A pearler for current times...one of the 10 best plays in the country…
Katherine Thomson potent play is a heroic... howl for justice in the workforce. Diving for Pearls gives hope to the Australian Theatre
The story is set in an industrialised coastal city on the cusp of this change and the response of a couple at the prime of their life – the feisty, irrepressible Barbara and her would-be boyfriend, the retiring but stubborn Den. Their lives are further complicated by the arrival of Barbara’s simple daughter Verge, her snobbish sister Marj and Den’s upwardly mobile brother-in-law Ron.
Given the desperate nature of the characters’ circumstances Diving for Pearls is often dramatic, involving and moving, but tempered by a wry, sometimes hilarious and very Australian sense of humour.
Featuring Kevin Harrington (SeaChange, The Dish)
Playwright Katherine Thomson
Starring Kevin Harrington, Heather Bolton, Catherine Hill, Anna Samson
Director Denis Moore
Designer Shaun Gurton
Lighting designer Richard Vabre
Costume designer Adrienne Chisholm
Composer Andrew Pendlebury
Saturday 20th October 8pm
this is an INTERNATIONAL EXTRAVAGANZA
Family 2 Adults + 2 children 200.00
Ireland’s most celebrated show, THE RHYTHMS OF IRELAND, will return to Australia in 2012.
WITH AN ALL NEW PRODUCTION
Following the highly-successful and critically acclaimed sell-out Australian and World tour, Ireland's most celebrated and elite company of dancers, THE RHYTHMS OF IRELAND, return with their awe-inspiring and innovative ALL NEW PRODUCTION to Australia..
THE RHYTHMS OF IRELAND has been seen by over two-million worldwide amassing an unsurpassed reputation for their "stunningly executed performances". The incomparable quality and pure unadulterated spectacle of their work perfectly blends the ancient traditions of Irish dance and music with the innovative and flawlessly choreographed production values of contemporary Irish excellence.
Legend, folklore and enchantment are interwoven in a voyage of discovery without falling into the trap of sentimentality. That's not to deny that some passages make the hairs on the nape of the neck rise... the troupe's adaptation echoes the past as the dancers seem to fly across the stage to the beat of the bodhron by performers of zipping quality and enthusiasm make you want to clap in time, the best of the Irish experience, THE RHYTHMS OF IRELAND
Experience a spectacular evening of traditional Irish dance, music and song enhanced by stunning costumes, lighting and sound. This is indeed, THE RHYTHMS OF IRELAND.
Saturday 24th November 2012-7pm
Child under 15-$15.00
Australian Songbook is a superb tribute to Australian songs made famous by The Seekers, Peter Dawson, Johnny OKeefe, Lucky Starr, Chad Morgan, Slim Dusty, Anne Kirkpatick, and The Beggars.
You can heave away, haul away on a tall ship rounding Cape Horn or sail the Southern Ocean hunting the great whale. Waltz Your Matilda and find out what really happened to that jolly swagman down by the billabong. Do your noble duty in the Great War or go back down the track to the old homestead on the Road to Gundagai, and be a guest at the Fatal Wedding.
The Beggars invite every one to join in for a good old sing-along with the songs from our Australian Songbook.
Movie Times Friday 24th- 7.30pm Saturday 25th-7.30pm Sunday 26th- 3.00pm
Scrat's nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he's been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences - a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny, Diego and Sid. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home. -- (C) Official Site