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Buoyed by overwhelming demand, vocalist extraordinaire Joseph Clark brings his acclaimed tribute to The Music of QUEEN to Pretoria in July. Along with his band, Clark will open the 1 500 seat Theatre at the Sun Arena, Time Square with three spectacular shows on 20, 21 and 22 July 2018.

The star studded band of top local and international musicians includes Nathan Smith/Axe Lourens (Lead Guitars/Vocals); Richard Brokensha (Guitars/Vocals); Kyle Petersen (Piano/Keyboards/Keytar/Vocals); Trevor Donjeany (Bass) and Peach van Pletzen (Drums).

Joseph and his band tour internationally with this powerful tour de force and played to over 30,000 Queen-fans in The Gelredome Stadium in The Netherlands in 2011 after which they followed up with European theatre runs and outdoor concerts till November 2017.

Queen crossed all musical genres and the line-up of songs in Joseph Clark– The Music of QUEEN is like no other Queen tribute. Apart from classics like We Will Rock You, Another One Bites The Dust, We Are The Champions, I Want To Break Free, Killer Queen, Fat Bottomed Girls, Bicycle Race, and Bohemian Rhapsody, they also cover songs not normally performed live, including Innuendo, You Take My Breath Away, Is This The World We Created, Too Much Love Will Kill You, Mother Love and In My Defence.

Says Clark: “I’m not a believer in impersonating great artists. But to pay tribute to their music, to keep it alive and new and fresh, is the greatest compliment to their genius. To give an audience a taste of their music live onstage creates an atmosphere of magic and nostalgia for some and new discovery for others.”

Joseph Clark – The Music of QUEEN has all the elements to make for an eventful, memorable time out and audiences will enjoy an unforgettable 2-hour journey of pure nostalgic rock delight!

Joseph’s “Queen-roots” lie in the 90s when he starred in Queen At The Opera, one of the most successful productions in South Africa. Apart from being a regular soloist with symphony orchestras in South Africa, Joseph has been the lead vocalist with the NNO (Noord Nederlands Orkest), since 2009, performing throughout the Netherlands, including the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

Born and raised in Texas, Joseph left his ballet career in America when he was brought to South Africa to dance the lead role in Swan Lake and Romeo & Juliet.

He soon expanded to musical theatre and won immediate acclaim and national awards for dancing, acting and singing. Musical theatre roles include Buddy in The Buddy Holly Story, Riff/Bernardo in West Side Story, El Gallo opposite pop star Jason Donovan in The Fantasticks, Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, the narrator in Joseph And His Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Anthony in Sweeney Todd and Whizzer in March Of The Falsettos. One of the highlights of his career was singing for Nelson Mandela at his 85th Birthday.

Tickets to Joseph Clark – The Music of QUEEN are available at Computicket, ranging in price from R200 to R450.

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