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The magical songs of Lennon and McCartney

Magical songs of Lennon and McCartney
Two of Us – Songs of Lennon & McCartney coming to the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre. Photo: contributed.

Two of Us – The Songs of Lennon and McCartney production is headed to the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre on Saturday 5 August.

Local string quintet, Bella Canna will accompany two of Australia’s most applauded performers Darren Coggan and Damien Leith in the upcoming two-hour show of back-to-back hits.

Immortal songs from The Beatles treasure trove of pop history will feature, along with the richness and diversity of Lennon and McCartney’s solo careers.

Songs covered include Hey Jude, All You Need Is Love, Yesterday, Imagine, Mull Of Kintyre, Eleanor Rigby, Let It Be, Jealous Guy, Beautiful Boy, Blackbird and so many more.

Darren and Damien are well-placed in paying homage to these iconic musicians.

Both artists have a long history of writing and performing, garnering acclaim from audiences throughout Australia.

Damien became a household name when he won Australian Idol in 2006.

Since then he has made an indelible imprint on the Australian music scene as a prolific singer-songwriter, producer, author, playwright and television and radio personality.

With multi-platinum selling albums under his belt and acclaimed sold-out tours paying homage to music greats like Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, Damien is one of the country’s most beloved performers.

“So many occasions in my life, I have a Beatles song associated in my memory,” Damien said.

“Their melodies, their words, their song structures – it is absolute genius.”

Darren is equally at home in musicals and on screen, currently presenting the lifestyle television program Sydney Weekender.

He has received critical acclaim for his portrait of Cat Stevens which has seen him perform sold-out shows everywhere, including Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Glasgow Concert Hall, and Liverpool Philharmonic.

“The evolution of the Lennon and McCartney songbook, from their earliest compositions together, to their hits as solo artists, remain so durable because they broke their barriers between high and low art, and between musical genres,” Darren said.

“These songs still sound so fresh and infectious.

“The songs of Lennon and McCartney will outlive us all.”

Tickets for the show are available for purchase here.

Event details:
What: Two of Us – The Songs of Lennon & McCartney
Where: Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, 177 Bourbong Street Bundaberg
When: Saturday 5 August
Time: 8 pm – 10.20 pm
Cost: Adult: $65, concession: $60, group 6+ $60each