THE ‘MOTOWN Mission’ by the award-winning Chicago Blues Brothers is opening at Palace Theatre on September 7, writes Yixuan Wu.
This two hour high energy, all-singing, all-dancing songfest presents the world’s biggest and best tribute to the Legendary Blues Brothers. Over 40 smash hits, many of which were featured in the Blues Brothers films, will be performed live in concert.
Fronting the nine-piece band is the brilliant Chris Hindle, the driving force behind The Chicago Blues Brothers, as Joliet ‘Jake’ Blues, and Gareth Davey, award winning vocalist, as Elwood Blues.
Chris who serves as the musical arranger and producer of the show, is a natural tenor and performer. And Gareth ‘Elwood’ Davey, once a well established solo artist, is a natural dancer, a born musician and has a dynamic stage presence which audiences love.
They are joined onstage by a top live band, a kick-ass brass section and backup vocalists, not to mention a Blues Brother-style set, lights and totally rock ‘n’ roll design, complete with trademark shades.
The Chicago Blues Brothers capture the sound, energy, humour and characters that propelled John Llandis’ classic 1980 film to worldwide fame.
Chris said: “One of the things I love about being a Chicago Blues Brother is the chance to carry on the legacy of the legendary John Belushi as Jake Blues. He was unpredictable and wild.
“We perform original music from the Blue Brothers films as well as many hits from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Wherever we go, audiences know most of the numbers – it’s a total blast from start to finish!”
The show has received considerable compliments nationwide.
Tickets are available now online at www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk .