BE THERE: Elvis Presley impersonator Barry Franklin will be performing in the 7 Legends Concert at the Paragon Theatre on 15 November. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
BE THERE: Elvis Presley impersonator Barry Franklin will be performing in the 7 Legends Concert at the Paragon Theatre on 15 November. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

Journey back in time

THE moment Barry Franklin stepped into the Paragon Theatre in Childers he knew the venue would be perfect for his next performance.

The Bundaberg musician, familiar to locals as Brass Monkeys lead singer, hopes to take his audience on a journey through time with his latest gig.

Franklin will take on four-and-a-half roles for his latest musical act called 7 Legends - impersonating famous singers Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Johnny O'Keefe and one half of the Blues Brothers.

"Floyd Lloyd-Jones will play the other half of the Blues Brothers along with Jerry Lee Lewis and Credence," he said.

"Brass Monkeys will be the backup band."

Franklin wanted to give audiences the experience of stepping back in time and the Paragon Theatre played a big part in that.

"It's the sort of venue those guys would have played at," he said

Franklin said apart from getting the singing voices accurate he had worked very hard on getting the mannerisms right.

"Because I'm a big fan of all of them I find it easy," he said.

"But we have full costumes and we really capture their demeanour."

"I think fans of these legends will be very happy."

THE GIG

Where: Paragon Theatre, Childers

When: Saturday, November 15, at 7.30pm

Cost: Tickets $20 per person. Phone 0478 066 724 or visit www.paragontheatre.com.au

Transport: Buses available from Bundaberg, Bargara, Woodgate. Phone Barry on 0427 520 980



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