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Currently, being staged at the Athenaeum Theatre is Songs & Times of Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come until 22 February 2019.
Gary Pinto performs Songs & Times of Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come . Gary is an ARIA-award winning and multi-platinum selling recording artist as part of the R&B group CDB in the 1990s and has worked behind the scenes as a vocal director on the television series X-Factor and is currently touring in Jimmy Barnes' band.
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Gary is backed by the six-piece band The Champions of Soul, the show represents the spirit of Sam Cooke's beloved concert at the Harlem Square Club from 1963. This must-see show features Sam's many hits including You Send Me, A Change Is Gonna Come, Chain Gang, Wonderful World, Another Saturday NightTwistin' the Night Away and Bring it on Home to Me.
Sam Cooke was both a singer and composer, commonly known as the King of Soul for his distinctive vocals and importance within popular music. Sadly, he passed away in December 1964.
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I was excited to see the Songs & Times of Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come as I've been a fan of Gary Pinto since 1990's. The show was a beautiful tribute to Sam as it showcases Cooke's music which still lives onto today. I discovered new songs from his catalogue and sang along with the ones I knew. Gary's soulful voice is the right match to perform Cooke's unforgettable songs.
After the Melbourne season, the show will be performed in Frankston and Wonthaggi.
If you love soul or gospel music, make sure you attend the tribute concert of Songs & Times of Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come which is being performed at the Athenaeum Theatre until 22 February, 2019.