See The Who's Classic Album, Tommy, Performed Live In Swansea!
This Autumn 2019, the acclaimed band The Goldhawks will head out on a major UK theatre tour performing TOMMY – The Album – LIVE. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Who’s classic ground-breaking rock opera album from TOMMY, the show will play the Grand Theatre Swansea on Wednesday 23 October.
The Who’s iconic masterpiece is brought to life and recreated for the stage by the fabulous, international eight-piece band, The Goldhawks. With all the emotions, tension and raw power that the music demands, the show features a masterful replication of The Who’s iconic sound, backed with exciting, extra-large screen projection and some archival footage of the band themselves.
TOMMY was first released as a double album on 17 May 1969 by Decca Records and introduced The Who to a new level of superstardom. The album was composed by guitarist Pete Townshend and that tells the story of Tommy Walker, a "deaf, dumb and blind" boy and the trials he faces growing up, before becoming a ‘Pinball Wizard’. Featuring hits including ‘The Acid Queen’, ‘I’m Free’ and ‘See Me Feel Me’, the album was a huge critical success and has since been re-released over the years, spending an incredible 126 weeks in the Billboard charts.
The Goldhawks are a world-class international band, acclaimed as the world’s number one tribute to The Who, with many accolades from friends and family of The Who themselves.
Wolfy Foxlow, who toured regularly with The Who says: ‘It’s the closest you’ll ever get to the real thing’.
Lead singer, Doug Freeman, a renowned performing and recording artist in his own right, is joined by professional musician and award-winning bass player, Dan Selway on bass guitar and vocals, together with first class session musician and West End performer, Marco Cape on lead guitar and vocals.
The band’s line-up is completed by drummer Steely Thatcher, who has performed across the USA having studied in LA, renowned session musician, Kasjusz Lipkowski on saxophone and keyboards, the show’s musical director, Fabio Parisella on piano and keyboards, Ivan Williams on guitar and vocals and Colin Jones on horns and percussion.
For further details visit www.thegoldhawks.com