THE ROCK SHOW OZ EDITION is finally coming to Panthers Penrith, on Friday 25 March 2022 8PM, after being postponed in 2021 and January 2022 due to COVID. THE ROCK SHOW OZ EDITION was the last in a long line of rock shows that the show’s co-producer, Coralea Cameron, put together with her long-term partner, the late Aussie rock icon JON ENGLISH.
“Sadly, Jon never got to actually perform this show. We had to cancel the upcoming tour when he passed away. It took me a long while to pick up the pieces, but I was determined to see it through in Jon’s honour, and I couldn’t be happier with how fantastically it’s been received since we started touring this year,” said Cameron.
Featuring Steve Mulry from the Ted Mulry Gang, along with band members from Jon’s last rock show, Trilogy of Rock, Cameron says THE ROCK SHOW OZ EDITION celebrates “an outstanding repertoire of classic Aussie Rock from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s.” Steve, the brother of Ted Mulry from hit 70’s band the Ted Mulry Gang, who now fronts the reformed original band in his brother’s place, says he was humbled when asked if he’d help carry on the show in Jon’s memory.
Mulry said, “Having lost my own brother, I of course understood how Coralea and the band members felt about wanting to honour Jon. I was a big fan of Jon myself and I remember how he was one of the first to come to the party when my brother Ted became ill. So I of course said yes straight away.”
Masters Apprentices, Billy Thorpe, Bee Gees, LRB, Skyhooks, Aussie Crawl, INXS, Angels, JPY, Cold Chisel, Air Supply, Divinyls, Russell Morris, Noiseworks, TMG, Stevie Wright, AC/DC, Peter Allen, Choirboys, Black Sorrows, Oils, and of course, JON ENGLISH, are just some of the iconic Aussie bands covered in the two-and-a-half-hour show, which Cameron says has only been slightly edited from the original version she and English had planned to tour.
“Everybody sings in this show, and/or plays multiple instruments, and everybody has their moment in the spotlight, something that Jon encouraged in all our Rock Shows. Jon was very much a, the show must go on, type of person – he hated to cancel a show for any reason. I like to think that he’d be pretty happy we are doing this in his memory to keep his legacy alive for his fans,” said Cameron.
All tickets $45, online at penrith.panthers.com.au, at the venue, or ph 1800 061 991
“Thank you thank you everyone for putting on a hell of a show in Dubbo last night … last night’s show sure brought a lot of people back to life and smiling again.”
“You guys hit it out of the park last night at Lizotte’s. One of the most enjoyable nights of live Australian music we’ve ever been to.”
“One of the best concerts I’ve been to! They were brilliant!!! Jon English would have been proud … I’d go again any time.”
“WOW…this high energy, classic Oz Rock show is one you don’t want to miss! BRILLIANT…thank you.’
“A night honouring and remembering our wonderful rock icon, Jon English…his band family absolutely gave everything, delivering a flawless show and did him proud with their next-level performances, production and direction of his last project.”
“It was a brilliant show. I felt like a teenager again. … Worth waiting a year for.“
“A well-deserved standing ovation…CONGRATULATIONS!”
“What a wonderful show. I could sit through it all again!!!”
“A truly fabulous show. Talented musicians having fun with Aussie classics.”
“Awesome. Australia has got talent and you don’t need a TV show to prove it!! Quote Jon English!!”
“I have been to all the Rock Shows and last night was next level. You guys blew it out of the park. … Thank you all for a truly memorable evening.”
“We have just seen your show in Taree. Amazing, absolutely loved it. Great musicians. Those we have lost would be so very proud.”
“Went to the show last night. AWESOME!!! Thank you for taking me back to being a teenager.”
“Awesome show last night and great to have live entertainment rocking in Taree again. Steve Mulry was fantastic.”
“Thank you thank you … what a truly professional polished outstanding performance and wonderful tribute to those past and present. Thank you once again … you ROCK!”
“Thank you all for such a fantastic show this evening – we absolutely loved every song. An excellent selection of songs and such incredible talent!! Best night I’ve had in ages. Thank you all!