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Frank Ifield Returns To The Stage

Frank Ifield Returns To The Stage

In 1963 Australia’s Frank Ifield was bigger than Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran combined are today. The Beatles were his support act. He had four number 1 hits on the UK charts in a little over 12 months. Now Frank is returning to the stage, after a 30 year absence to star in FRANK IFIELD REMEMBERS at two Mothers Day shows in Sydney prior to a national tour around Australia.

The boy from Dural on the outskirts of Sydney, Frank Ifield’s four number ones in a row on the UK charts were “I Remember You”, “Lovesick Blues”, “Wayward Wind” and “I’m Confessin”. His trademark yodelling was copied by everyone ….badly! He performed at two Royal Command Performances and starred in his own full length feature film, “Up Jumped a Swagman”. At one stage he even had The Beatles as his support act until he kicked them off his show because they were too loud!

Frank  has not performed his songs on stage for nearly 30 years after having his throat damaged during a medical emergency in the 1980s but he returns to the stage now in this two-hour extravaganza where he will tell stories of his time at the top of the charts, he will perform half a dozen of his hit songs and will introduce some guest artists who will sing other songs from the era when pop was grand.

“I am so excited about these shows”, said Frank, in a break from updating his autobiography, “My dear ol’ mum passed away recently so I want to dedicate these shows to her memory and, at the same time, give all the other mums a nice afternoon out.  We are presenting the shows earlier in the evening and in the afternoon so we can all get home at a reasonable hour”.

Despite not performing for 30 years, Mr Ifield has spent a great deal of time recently working with emerging artists in Australia. His Frank Ifield International Spur Award has been presented each year since 1998 and has led to artists such as Nicki Gillis and Wayne Horsburgh getting opportunities to perform in the UK and Europe.

Over the past two years Mr Ifield has conducted a series of “An Evening With Frank Ifield” shows in the UK that have proved very popular. This new show adds the performance of his hit songs and promises to be a delightful journey down memory lane for all ages.

“Frank Ifield Remembers” will be appearing:

Saturday 7 May 2016 4:30pm Mothers Day Sunday 8 May 2016 2:30pm
The Seymour Centre The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
City Rd, Chippendale NSW 2008 597 High St, Penrith NSW 2750


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