Simple Dreams – The Songs of Linda Ronstadt

Date: Thursday, 15 November 2018
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Laguna Village Green, Laguna , NSW

Long regarded as one of Australia and New Zealand’s finest talents, from Theatre to Cabaret, Angela Ayers has had a longing to stage her tribute to an artist she’s long admired, Linda Ronstadt.

Very few artists can claim to have sung Folk, Rock, Pop, Musical Theatre to Opera, but Linda has done it all.

Angela weaves her way through Linda’s famous songs linking humorous stories and events with hits such as Silver Threads and Golden Needles, Different Drum, Blue Bayou, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Desperado, Just One Look, Poor Poor Pitiful Me and dozens more. The beautiful ballads of the Gershwin great Someone to Watch Over Me and the Grammy award-winning song from the movie An American Tale, Somewhere Out There are a stand out.

Her backing band, The Stoned Brumbies, are some of Sydney’s finest musicians. Angela says “Linda has played an enormous part in my journey as an artist and it is an honor to bring these songs to the stage”. From performing with the legendary Jazz pianist Ray Aldridge in the 90’s, Angela wrote the Cabaret Show I Can Cook Too receiving rave reviews from her Glen St Theatre performance.

The Sun Herald wrote “Never mind that she can cook, this woman can really sing cabaret. Ayers has a rich and true voice, her technique is polished and her articulation superb.”

Jump to Simple Dreams at the Globe Theatre in Palmerston North, New Zealand which said “This show should not be missed, it is a knock out performance featuring Angela’s superb vocals and her backing band The Stoned Brumbies.” In 2017, another dream of Angela’s was fulfilled with being one of the opening acts at the Tamworth Country Music Festival at the Capitol Theatre with her show Simple Dreams.

Angela has enjoyed an amazing career from the 70’s, starring on television in her home country of New Zealand to starring in the original Australian production of A Chorus Line to Guys and Dolls with Anthony Warlow and the incomparable, Ricky May. Angela has had starring roles in West Side Story, The Rocky Horror Show, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Cabaret Chicago, Jerry’s Girls, 42nd St, Mum’s the Word and has toured Australia and New Zealand in Menopause the Musical.

Presented by Angela Ayers.


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