MAKE a date for an evening with Chris Bannister who brings the music of the late great John Denver to the Palace Theatre this Friday, February 17.
Chris released his debut album ‘Only Human’ in 1992 and has been a firm fixture on the music scene with his self-penned songs ever since, however in 2010 he began touring with his solo show ‘The Music of John Denver’ celebrating the life and work of the legendarysinger/songwriter in his own unique way.
Unlike ‘lookalike’ tributes, Chris’s uncanny ability to recreate the sound of John Denver has brought him widespread acclaim and it is a testament to his talent that he now has an international reputation and no surprise to learn that he regularly performs in Aspen Colorado to sell out audiences.
Chris has also worked alongside Wrecking Crew saxophonist and flautist Jim Horn who was the longest serving musician in Denver’s band.
Chris also worked with John Denver’s legendary lead guitar player Steve Weisberg, who played on hits like ‘Annie’s Song’ ‘Back Home Again’ and ‘Grandma’s Feather Bed’. Steve sadly passed away last year and, in recognition of Chris’s exceptional talent and for his work in honouring the music of John Denver, Steve bequeathed his 1937 Epiphone guitar to Chris in his Will.
As well as continuing to write, record and perform his own music, Chris has recorded several John Denver radio specials for the BBC and toured the show extensively for the last six years.
Tickets for the show at the Palace offer fans the rarest of chances to re-visit the music of John Denver almost as if he were alive and on stage in front you.
They cost £15 on 01527 65203, in person from the box office, or on http://www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk/ .