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Normie Rowe and Doug Parkinson @ Stonyfell Function Centre

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I always enjoy unwinding with a group of friends over a nice glass of wine and a delicious meal. I particularly love getting together at a winery for the atmosphere, and we are spoilt in Adelaide when it comes to choices.

The ambience at Stonyfell winery is unique. Photo: Stonyfell Winery

We're extremely lucky to have a winery close to the Adelaide CBD, nestled among the picturesque Adelaide foothills, where not only can you enjoy a glass of wine and a meal, but also make a night of it with top quality entertainment. Stonyfell Function Centre's Vintage Hall is a truly unique venue located on the grounds of the original Stonyfell Winery that was established in 1858. It also has one of the best fireplaces in Adelaide.

A cosy setting at Stonyfell makes the night. Photo: Stonyfell

Stonyfell Function Centre will host two of Australia's music royalty legends Normie Rowe on Saturday 19th October 2013 and Doug Parkison on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 November 2013.

Normie Rowe. Photo courtesy

Normie Rowe has a career that spans decades. In the the 60's and 70's he was Australia's King of Pop and biggest pop star. He was the first Melbourne recording artist to achieve a national number one hit, and two top ten hits from the first two albums. He also toured the UK with Gene Pitney and the USA with Roy Orbison.

[ADVERT]Where many artists struggle in the industry, he's gone from strength to strength, touring with productions such as the Legends of Oz Rock and Long Way To The Top concert tour, receiving rave reviews for his performances.

As a trained musical theatre performer he's had roles in some of the most popular musicals. Before Hugh Jackman won a Golden Globe for the role of Jean Valjean, Normie Rowe won national acclaim for the same role in Les Miserables. He's also performed the role of Daddy Warbucks in Annie, Freddy Trumper (the American) in Chess, and Juan Perón in Evita. Normie Rowe is definitely an 'all round performer'.

Normie Rowe is popular with Adelaide audiences. Pictured with Amanda Blair after an interview at FIVEaa. Photo: FIVEaa

Doug Parkinson is a true Australian national treasure. He's been described as 'the voice of a generation, 'a rolled gold superstar', and 'Australia's greatest rock voice.' Now that, I can vouch for.

Doug Parkinson. Image courtesy Doug Parkinson

I always make sure to catch his Adelaide shows as he's an extremely charismatic entertainer with a 40 year career. I remember as a teenager watching him on Countdown, and years later in a soul show he wrote that toured the country.

In his current show 'Dear Prudence - The Amazing Adventures Of The Great Doug Parkinson', he shows audiences why he's clearly still top in his field.

Doug Parkinson. Image courtesy Doug Parkinson

His hits are still popular as they were in their heyday - Dear Prudence, I'll Be Around, Without You, The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore and Everlasting Love.

Doug Parkinson with Marcia Hines performing the role of 'Judas' in the club version of the show that toured Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong

Doug Parkinson has also performed in many popular musicals such as Tommy,
Big River
, Grease, The Wizard of Oz, Elvis Meets Buddy, Jesus Christ Superstar and recently with the Let It Be tour with John Paul Young, Jack Jones and Glenn Shorrock. He's also been invited to sing at Carols By Candlelight, you can watch his performance here.

Clearly, he's made a mark in the music industry, and is still an 'in demand' performer.

Photo courtesy Spirit Works

Doug Parkinson played the role of 'The Big Bopper' in Elvis meets Buddy. Photo: Happy Days Records

"The show is about the songs and the stories, and that's what keeps the music fresh for me, that's what keeps me coming back," he says.

So why not celebrate a night out with friends or that somebody special, where you can soak up the ambient atmosphere, indulge in a three course meal, wine, kick back and be entertained by two of Australia's most loved iconic performers?

Stonyfell Function Centre is poker machine free, and it's the support from the public that keep staff in jobs and entertainers employed. It's a family owned business operating since 1858, and kick-started the careers of many in hospitality, as well as a favourite venue for many national and local artists.

Special offer for WeekendNotes readers
Show only $30.00 (usually $35.00)
Dinner and show $55.00 (usually $65.00)
You must mention WeekendNotes to get the discount.

At this price tickets are selling fast, so make sure you book to avoid disappointment.

See you there.
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Why? Great atmosphere, food and entertainment
When: 19 October, 16 and 16 November 2013
Phone: 83325582
Where: Stonyfell Winery and Function Centre
Cost: $30 show only, $55 dinner and show - price only for WeekendNotes readers
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