Listen to your Heart - not just for the fans of George Michael, but for any and everyone who has an appreciation for music. A symphonic journey hosted by John Foreman OAM leading a 30-piece orchestra and a lineup of Aussie singing stars, journey through the life and career of George Michael (born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou; 25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016), English singer, songwriter, record producer and philanthropist. A member of the music duo Wham before embarking on a solo career, Michael has sold over 115 million records worldwide.
A one night only event get your TICKETS for 17 October 2019 at 7.30pm (2hr 20min including interval) at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, CBD.
Four-time Logie award winner Hugh Sheridan, all-round entertainer and singer Rob Mills, vocalist Prinnie Stevens, RnB and rock singer Andrew De Silva and musical theatre star Bobby Fox will dazzle with a selection of Michael's chart-toppers from Careless Whisper through to Faith, Father Figure to Praying for Time and of course Wham's Wake Me Up Before You Go Go and more.
Special guests joining the cast will be two contestants from this season's The Voice; the impressive Chriddy Black and Sheldon Riley. A one night only tribute, this musical interpretation is not one to be missed.
In what way do you share a connection to George Michael?
I connect with his frustration with the norm. The way he took pop music and flipped it on its head was nothing short of spectacular.
Vocalists have been chosen for their unique ability to portray various styles of George Michael's career. Which unique ability will you be bringing to the show?
I think I bring a gravity to his words and melody, especially the songs with a rock base. I sing and play a guitar on a song called SOMETHING TO SAVE and it's a real highlight for me; and the show I've been told.
Which is your favourite George Michael song, and do you get to sing it during the show?
My favourite song is AMAZING which I did sing as a trio but it seems to have been taken from me. I'll be crying in the wings. The honesty and prose makes me so emotional when I sing it. It tells a story of pure selflessness and kindness. The arrangement by John Foreman is incredible also.
You're a triple threat Bobby Fox. Which of your superpowers do you love in order of preference? Dancing, singing or acting?
1. Dancing. 2. Acting. 3. Singing. It changes all the time though. I couldn't move last year after breaking my foot, and recently I started tapping and Irish dancing again and it made me feel so connected to life again.
Answers to 10 quick questions; at the top of your head
Do you still get nervous before a show? F-YES
What's the most important thing you do to prepare for a show? Warmup
Who is your favourite singer that inspires you? Harry Connick Jr
Who is your favourite actor/actress? Quite like that Al Pacino. He's good. You should look him up.
Your favourite movie of all time? Matrix Trilogy
What would you have chosen to be if you were not a performer? Carpenter
What's your favourite cuisine? Gastro Pub food. Hearty and a bit fancy. A bit like me-self
Your favourite city? Melbourne
Do you believe in love? Sometimes
What's next for Bobby Fox? Im going to be touring and performing with the INCREDIBLEMichael Feinstein direct from New York called FEINSTEIN AND FOX - SHAKEN AND STIRRED. Playing in Melbourne (Hamer Hall) and Sydney (Opera House) in November. To perform with Michael will be a career highlight. He's a legend of cabaret and the American song book