Following the announcement last month of The Last Waltz Revisited shows at the Sydney Opera House, there’s been lots of online chatter about which songs will be performed by which members of the cast when they revisit one of the most significant rock and roll events in music history on 1 and 2 April, 2016.
With less than a month until the RocKwiz Orkestra, featuring James Black, Peter Luscombe, Ashley Naylor and Bill MacDonald and augmented by a four-piece horn section led by The Bamboos’ Phil Noy take the stage, our sensational line-up of homegrown singers – Richard Clapton, Tim Rogers, Paul Dempsey, Kevin Borich, Olympia and Vika & Linda Bull – have finished duking it out for which songs they’ll each perform.
Originally held at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco as their farewell concert, The Last Waltz brought together rock and roll royalty to pay tribute to everyone’s favourite group, The Band. Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters, Neil Young, Eric Clapton and others performed an incredible variety of well-known and cult hits.
The set list for The Last Waltz Revisited will be:
It Makes No Difference, The Shape I’m In, Stagefright – Tim Rogers
Up On Cripple Creek, Caravan, Such a Night – Richard Clapton
Ophelia, Forever Young, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down – Paul Dempsey
Further On Up The Road, Mannish Boy, Who Do You Love – Kevin Borich
Coyote, Forever Young, Helpless – Olympia
The Weight, Don’t You Do It – Vika & Linda Bull
I Shall Be Released – Full Cast
“I looked to my left and right and behind, and see not only some of my favourite musicians in the world but my favourite people. We wink at each other and try inject some swing and love into these songs we adore. I was high in hog heaven my friends. Just enough respect to remember the chords and words, but these songs have gotta breathe. Toke in the air ladies and gentlebums” Tim Rogers said on playing The Last Waltz Revisited with RocKwiz at Melbourne’s State Theatre
Introduced by RocKwiz co-host and writer, Brian Nankervis, this is your chance to hear the stories (and the myths) behind the concert and to witness the incredible music, performed live by a star studded Australian cast.
The RocKwiz Team first performed The Last Waltz Revisited at The State Theatre at The Melbourne Arts Centre in December 2015 and received multiple standing ovations and rave reviews from the sold-out audience.
Kwiz King, Brian Nankervis, said “The Last Waltz is all about a band and their relationship with artists who they’d worked with and influenced. At RocKwiz we’ve been working together for eleven years and The Last Waltz guests are musicians we have worked with on and off for many years. There’s a great sense of trust and history and we all love The Last Waltz! The Melbourne show was wonderful and the chance to perform the show at the Sydney Opera House is incredible!
“The RocKwiz Team’s presentation of The Last Waltz Revisited was pure joy. A superb recreation of a legendary concert, performed by some of our finest singers. Spontaneous, multiple standing ovations are rare these days, but you couldn’t keep this audience seated. Loved it.” – Danny Katz, The Age
Don’t miss your chance to relive history with this unique concert experience! Tickets to The Last Waltz Revisited will sell out to make sure you don’t miss out!
The Last Waltz Revisited
Richard Clapton, Tim Rogers, Paul Dempsey, Kevin Borich, Olympia, Vika & Linda Bull, The RocKwiz Orkestra with 4-piece horn section, Introduced by Brian Nankervis
Friday, 1 April and Saturday, 2 April
Sydney Opera House
Tickets available now from www.sydneyoperahouse.com and www.ticketmaster.com.au