The Captain and Tennille of cabaret are back and they’re still banging on about the 70s!
The greatest decade of popular music?! Really? Are we to ignore the horror of Sister Janet Mead? Wasn’t ‘Hot August Night’ really just tepid? And what of the bloodcurdling ‘Mull of Kintyre’?
Returning after sell-out seasons of ‘Me and Mr Jones’ and ‘Get Back – The Lennon & McCartney Songbook’ Langton and Jones will once again be limping down Hay Street on sequin boots to deliver a throat-scorching, disco-infused celebration of the best and the worst of the 1970s!
She’s got the moves of Joe Cocker.
He’s got Freddie Mercury’s teeth.
She’s got the dress sense of the Bay City Rollers
He’s got the pure animal magnetism of Leo Sayer.
They’re gonna nail this!
If you’re not sure you’re ready for Bohemian Rhapsody played on solo recorder you should probably keep your credit card details to yourself.
Fat Bottomed Girls, Roxanne, Afternoon Delight, I Am Woman, Rock Lobster, Short People, Imagine, Big Balls, I Got The Music in Me, Still Living in the Seventies and many more!
Say what you like about 70’s music - it was a great era for burnt orange wallpaper!
DOWNTOWN is a hand-clapping, toe-tapping tribute to the woman who at the height of Beatlemania wrestled the Fab Four for the number one position on the music charts – and came out on top!
Melissa Langton, music theatre favourite and star of the internationally renowned girl-group THE FABULOUS SINGLETTES, brings us the incredible songs and the fascinating story of one of Britain’s most cherished entertainers – Petula Clark.
In the swinging 60s Petula repeatedly topped the charts in every corner of the globe with hits like Colour My World, I Know a Place, My Love, Happy Heart, Don’t Sleep in the Subway and Downtown. She is the most commercially successful female singer in British chart history!
DOWNTOWN celebrates Petula’s pop hits but also features highlights from her acclaimed performances in stage musicals such as THE SOUND OF MUSIC and SUNSET BOULEVARD and her starring roles in movies such as GOODBYE MR CHIPS and FINIAN’S RAINBOW.
Petula Clark made her singing debut on radio at age 9 and her most recent recording was in 2012 at the age of 82! That’s more than 70 years in show business and she’s still going strong! A career worth celebrating!
Forget all your troubles, forget all your cares!
DOWNTOWN everyone’s waiting for you!
Melissa Langton & Mark Jones have been one of Australia’s most popular cabaret acts for more than 15 years. In 2001 they won the Sydney Cabaret Convention, and in 2002 won Melbourne’s prestigious Green Room Award for Best Cabaret Artist and together Mark and Melissa won Best Cabaret Duo and since then have been blazing a cabaret trail all across world! They performed to great acclaim in Dublin, Berlin, Vienna and wowed Manhattan on the opening night of the 2002 New York Cabaret Convention!
At home they have performed to sell out crowds at Melbourne’s Chapel off Chapel and The Butterfly Club, The Adelaide Cabaret Festival, The Melbourne Cabaret Festival, His Majesty’s in Perth and the Sydney Cabaret Convention. The regularly perform at corporate functions around Australia.
Their song list is wide and varied and shows off their flair for recreating the 60’s and 70’s. But their forte lies in their comedy numbers and in their soul drenched vocal fireworks. In the words of The Melbourne Age, they are
“an irresistible double act”!