'Fortunate Son', 'We Gotta Get Out of This Place', 'For What it's Worth', 'These Boots Are Made for Walkin'', 'Purple Haze', 'My Girl', 'Proud Mary', 'Leaving on a Jet Plane' ...
Good Morning Vietnam, Music from the Vietnam War Era - Live in Concert! is an all-new production by Melly Melody Entertainment that pays tribute to the music that shaped an era and defined a generation.
This live music spectacular will see an outstanding group of Queensland musicians and vocalists deliver superb interpretations of some of the most iconic pop, folk, soul and rock songs of all time.
Expect knockout renditions of some of the most treasured and symbolic songs of the 1960s and 70s by the likes of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Buffalo Springfield, Steppenwolf, The Beatles, Nancy Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, The Animals, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye and many more.
During past wars, musicians wrote songs to unite people - but the Vietnam-era music was different. The Vietnam War was a horrendous conflict. It was costly, divisive, and seemingly endless, spanning two decades.
From this period, however, emerged timeless songs that questioned, stirred and reflected the political turmoil and massive cultural changes happening during one of the most far-reaching and divisive events of the 20th century.
A projection design backdrop will bring these ground-breaking songs to life through compelling storytelling and scenescape elements, depicting the groovy psychedelia of the flower power movement as well as images of the despair, protest and resistance that was flaring in the city streets of America and here in Australia.
"It's a celebration of beautiful rock music but there is also a sense of melancholy, sadness, and the tragedy that war inflicts on peoples' lives," says musical director Simon Gardner. "I'm first and foremost a guitarist and I absolutely love playing these songs," Gardner says. "But I also see this as an opportunity to pay tribute, in the best way I can, to those who fought and died for us. It is an honour to be able to do this."
Good Morning Vietnam, Music from the Vietnam War Era - Live in Concert! is touring Queensland from March to June 2021. Tickets are available at www.mellymelody.com.au
Check out the upcoming dates and venues below: