'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' ...
Since kicking off its tour of major Queensland regional venues last year, Good Morning Vietnam, Music from the Vietnam War Era - Live in Concert! has been winning rave reviews from audiences for its energetic, heartfelt nostalgia and the standout performances of its cast of singers and musicians.
This live music spectacular will see an outstanding group of Queensland musicians and vocalists deliver superb interpretations of some of the most iconic psychedelic pop, soul, folk music and rock anthems 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, Jimi Hendrix, Buffalo Springfield, Steppenwolf, The Moody Blues, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, The Animals, The Doors, James Brown, The Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, Three Dog Night and others.
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 and guitarist Simon Gardner. "All great music not only transcends an era but also defines it, and the rock music created during the Vietnam War period was ground-breaking in that it reflected immense unrest as well as the greatest powers of all - peace and love."
Good Morning Vietnam, Music from the Vietnam War Era - Live in Concert! is touring NSW and Queensland in July 2022. Tickets are available at www.mellymelody.com.au
Check out the upcoming dates and venues below:
"I'm still on a high after this wonderful show. BRILLIANT!!!" - Karen, Caloundra
"One of the best shows I have ever seen…and I've seen a few in my day!" - Sue, Maryborough
"Bloody awesome show"- Lance, Kingaroy
"Still can't get over the fabulous Noosa performance, just Amazing." -Terry, Noosa
"Today's concert was absolutely fabulous! Every one of the cast was sensational..." - Susan, Kingaroy
"You were SUPERB! 👏🏻👏🏻 Come back again! … please?" - Cairns
"It was a great night, songs and music so well done. The musicians and singers were so good. We really enjoyed the concert and will see the concert again. Thank you x!"- Maria, Mackay
"We saw this show in Bundy recently...ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC"
Come and relive the music of the Vietnam War Era, as you sing and dance along to every iconic song! Good Morning Vietnam, Music from the Vietnam War Era - Live in Concert! Proudly supports Guitars for Vets Australia, with $1 from every ticket sold being donated to their incredible guitar program.