IT’S billed as ‘Europe’s biggest and most authentic Neil Diamond experience’ and it’s coming to the Palace Theatre in Redditch next Saturday, June 15.
And since Diamond gave up touring it’s the next best chance to hear the music of one of the greatest songwriters of the modern era, a man who wrote for Lulu, The Monkees and of course Elvis, as well penning his own huge catalogue of hits.
This tribute show is fronted by Dominic Kaye backed by the Opus One Band including include a three-strong brass section, two keyboard players, lead guitars, bass guitar, drums/percussion, two backing singers and a conductor keeping the whole show on the road.
They’ll all be crammed on the Palace’s intimate stage and blasting out more than two hours of seminal pop songs.
Dominic says he didn’t really get into Neil Diamond’s music until 1980 after he saw the film The Jazz Singer.
From there he was hooked, honing the act for 18 solid months before daring to take it out on the road, initially as a solo artist.
“Five years ago I took up with the band and it’s gone on from there,” he said.
“It’s all about giving the audience as close an experience as possible to seeing the legend himself.
“Many of the songs have stories behind them which are explained on stage.
“Songs such as Beautiful Noise, I’m a Believer, You Don’t Bring me Flowers and Sweet Caroline all have a story behind them.”
Tickets are £21 available in person from the box office or on 01527 65203 or online at www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk/ .