This February – Two New England venues present the story of two music legends.
HEAVEN & HELL – THE FRIENDSHIP OF THE BIG O & THE MAN IN BLACK
“We became like brothers, right from the start….. and it stayed that way right to the end.”
Fri 23 Feb – Armidale City Bowling Club
Sat 24 Feb – Walcha RSL
Roy Orbison first met Johnny Cash when they both performed live to air at a small Texas radio station. Roy was the lead vocalist with a rising local band who had won a resident spot on the show, while Johnny was in Texas with Carl Perkins to promote his first chart success “Cry Cry Cry”. Johnny heard Roy sing and was so impressed he offered to help him get in front of legendary Sam Philips, the head of the iconic Sun Records, with the aim of securing a record contract.
It was the beginning of a lifetime friendship as the two men embarked on their individual wild rides into music stardom. For over a half a century they experienced a parallel journey through the highs and lows of celebrity; personal tragedy, incredible success, disappointments and failures, come-backs and super groups. Each attained legendary status as towering figures of popular music, remaining close friends to the end.
This highly entertaining show weaves together the two fascinating life stories and a series of wonderful songs which are amongst the most widely known and loved hit songs of popular music history. Both Barry Farrier and Slim Pickens are renowned as strong vocalists who possess unique gifts as multi instrumentalists. And as they are also close personal friends, they are the perfect duo to pay tribute to the American icons.
Barry’s ability to emulate the unique deep voice of Johnny Cash is mirrored by Slim’s powerful tenor that soars effortlessly to the vocal range made famous by Roy Orbison.
The combination of Barry and Slim on stage together has given birth to this fascinating rockumentary show. Heaven and Hell weaves together this amazing story and fascinating journey of Roy Orbinson and Johnny Cash, through their epic lives and their repertoire of widely loved songs.
New England Dates
The first shows for 2018 have been announced. New England fans can catch Barry and Slim at The Armidale City Bowling Club Fri 23 Feb 2018 and at the Walcha RSL Fri 24 Feb 2018. Tickets are on sale at the venues and via Eventbrite.
More shows across 2018 to be announced.