Celebrating the legendary recording “Hot August Night”, PETER BYRNE brings Neil Diamond to you together with the 30-piece Sydney International Orchestra.
Wednesday 10th October at 8pm
Star Event Centre Sydney
80 PYRMONT ST, PYRMONT NSW
It is over 46 years since Neil Diamond stepped on stage at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles with a symphony orchestra and recorded what is still known today as one of the greatest epic live albums of all time. Now that album will be re-created in its original format by Peter Byrne and the Sydney International Orchestra.
Featuring classic songs Crunchy Granola Suite, Cherry Cherry, Sweet Caroline and I am I said…see the same spontaneous display of energy and sensuality of Neil diamond with the superb talents of Peter Byrne. Peter’s capacity to recreate Neil Diamond to a standard that Neil himself has endorsed on many occasions hearing Peter’s tribute. Neil Diamond recently announced retirement from live performing due to being diagnosed with Parkinson’s a debilitating neurodegenerative disease affecting more than 10 million people worldwide. Neil’s many fans in Australia were devastated and saddened at the news so Peter decided he would put on a concert in support of the Shake it Up Australia Foundation to help increase awareness and raise funds for research to help in finding a cure for Parkinson’s.
On Wednesday 10th of October at The Star Event Centre Sydney, Peter along with a 30-piece Sydney International Orchestra will re-enact every song from the album as Diamond recorded it.
Neil Diamond Testimonial
Bio – Peter Bryne
Peter Byrne’s career is studded with awards from the entertainment industry, acknowledging his outstanding ability to create and perform shows that take his audience on a memorable journey of songs and music. Peter’s professional productions, along with a warm, sparkling personality and a delightful touch of Irish wisdom and humor, has resulted in a ‘cult-like’ band of dedicated fans who provide the nucleus of an audience at all of his public appearances.
When Peter first performed his production of the tribute show, ‘Hot August Night’, as a 25th anniversary tribute to one of the greatest live albums of all time, with a 40-piece orchestra backing him, he received a standing ovation from the 4,000 plus audience at the Sydney Convention Centre. The ‘Hot August Night’ tribute show has been performed every August since that first night, in South Africa, the UK, on cruise ships all over the world, and Australian venues such as State Theatre, Sydney, Burswood Casino, Perth, Adelaide Festival and Taronga Zoo Twilight venue. His orchestra show has also performed for many large corporate clients as Retrovision, CBA Awards and Victor Chaing . Peter has received seven ACE Awards and after receiving another of his many ‘MO’ Awards for best Production Show’, Peter’s talent was acknowledged by the great man himself as follows:
One thing’s for sure Peter Byrne is no rough Diamond