Singer and guitarist Bob Drury returns to the Stag on Friday October 10 with a new one-man show A Solitary Man. Dedicated to the music of Neil Diamond, who's musical roots lie in the acoustic music scene of 1960's New York, the show is named after Neil's 1966 hit of the same name and represents a fresh slant on Bob's acclaimed interpretation of Neil Diamond songs.
The first half of the show will be performed in 'un-plugged' troubadour style and aims to further reveal the sheer poetic quality of Neil's music and lyrics by stripping each song down to a simple guitar/vocal format. Bob will re-interpret earlier hits such as Solitary Man, Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon, Play Me, I Am I Said and Hello again but will also perform tunes from Neil Diamond's 2005 and 2008 acoustic albums including the 2008 single Pretty Amazing Grace.
The second half of the show will be a full on 'Neil-Fest' - a trip through Neil Diamond's most iconic hits including Sweet Caroline, Cracklin' Rosie, and Beautiful Noise.
It is almost 50 years since Neil Diamond's songs took the American Billboard charts by storm and the hit songs and albums just kept coming with, to date, close to 145 million record sales. His iconic status was sealed recently with his induction into the Rock and Roll 'Hall of Fame' and a storming headline appearance at Glastonbury in 2011.
Bob Drury has been performing his 'Neil Diamond' shows (A Diamond Experience and The Neil Diamond Story) since 2007 in Theatres and venues both throughout the UK and overseas and has been described as the UK's "voice of Neil". He is also an experienced and highly capable guitarist with a Masters Degree in Classical Guitar from Canterbury Christ Church University.
“One of Kent’s finest guitarists” - Kent Guitar Festival
“If I didn’t know better I’d have said that was Neil Diamond singing!” - Pat Marsh, BBC
"Without doubt the best Neil Diamond tribute in the UK. The vocal accuracy is astonishing!” - Chris Nelson, Artistic Director, First & Foremost Entertainment Ltd
Performance: Friday October 10, 7.30pm
Ticket Price: £13
A £2 administration fee is charged per sale
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