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Hear the greatest hits from the man in black
Don't let the youthful looks of Monty Cotton fool you. He is a seasoned performer who portrays his hero very realistically down to the clothes and even voice of Johnny Cash, in this tribute show to his idol.
Showcasing some of the greatest hits Monty aka Johnny Cash opens with Folsom Prison and progresses through Cocaine Blues and San Quintin. He even throws in a Backstreet Boys song "I want it that Way, which was accompanied by a member from the audience, much to loud applause from the crowd. In fact the crowd sang the chorus lines to most of the songs played, with foot tapping and clapping added.
One of the highlights of the night was a song from the deep south of Georgia similar to the theme of the 1972 film Deliverance. This required a banjo and a banjo player named Eddy Fingers just happened to come on stage. (For those old enough to remember the film, it was about four city slickers who come across some inbred hillbillies and what happens to them.)
Also thrown in were some extracts of songs sung by Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen and David Bowie, the way the great Johnny Cash would have sung them, much to the amusement of the appreciative audience.
The finale ended with Burning Ring of Fire with the audience standing in tribute to this fine young man.
A boy named Cash is performing at the Alabama Song Bar, (rear of 232 William Street), on the 1st and 8th and 15th February at 7.00pm. It will also be at the Rottnest Island Picture Hall on 4th and 5th February at 7.00pm.
Entry is $21. It is recommended to prepurhase tickets as the first show sold out. This is a Fringeworld event.