Thursday, 9 June 2011
LIVE: Elvis Blue
Elvis Blue is a musician with a dream; a man with a melodic goal; and a talented performer with an overwhelming desire to make music that matters. This is evident in the lyrics of his first single, Things My Father Said - “If you have a dream you better hold on for dear life”. In the spirit of this, Elvis Blue will be hosting an intimate ‘live’ performance with his band at The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City on Saturday 25 June.
The intuitive musician released his debut album, simply titled Elvis Blue, through Universal Records in December 2010. The album went gold within 29 days of its release, proving that meaningful music, such as this, has its place in the South African market. Since the album’s release, the singles Things My Father Said and Lighthouse have been played on radio stations across the country, allowing it to reach a wide cultural cross-section of fans, which has turned the album into a mammoth hit. The latest single, Save Me, is currently on playlists across the country and gaining airplay quickly.
Elvis Blue is a songwriter; a musician (he plays guitar and piano) and an adult contemporary artist that provides a different side to him in his live shows – he often engages top local musicians to play live with him, insisting on a more intimate and personal experience of his music and lyrics.
“If I am an influence in any way to my audience, I hope that it allows people to look at me and see someone who truly enjoys and loves music. Whether you make it or not, it’s who I am, and that’s what it’s about at the end of the day. If you have that gift to make music, it’s a wonderful privilege and you should cherish it,” he says.
Committed to offering audiences a meaningful experience of his music, Elvis Blue will be hosting an intimate show at The Lyric Theatre on the 25th of June at 20:30.
Tickets cost R75 and bookings can be made through The Globe Theatre Box Office on 011 248 5000 or through Computicket or visit www.goldreefcity.co.za for more information.