John Thorn - Backyard Boy

Amy | 6-Feb-2017
Legendary multi award-winning singer songwriter John Thorn returns to the Butterfly Club with his acclaimed show - Background Boy.
Venue: The Butterfly Club
Address: The Butterfly Club, Carson Place, Melbourne
Date: 28/02/17 - 5/03/17
Time: 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Ticket: FULL PRICE $32 | CONCESSION $28 | MEMBER $26 |GROUP (6+) $25
Buy / Ticket: https://thebutterflyclub.com/show/john-thorn-background-boy-2017
Web: https://thebutterflyclub.com/show/john-thorn-background-boy-2017
John Thorn
Legendary multi award-winning singer songwriter John Thorn returns to the Butterfly Club with his acclaimed show "Background Boy". A hit of the 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Background Boy showcases John"s talents as composer/singer/pianist and raconteur with a delightful collection of original songs in the tradition of Randy Newman, Hoagy Carmichael and Blossom Dearie.

Hilarious comedy numbers, heartfelt ballads, hard swinging jazz tunes and selections from his celebrated Henry Lawson song cycle "Looking For Lawson" are included as well as duets with very special guests, including John"s daughter, Bonnie.

John has won various awards for his work, including the 2006 Melbourne Green Room Award for Mark Trevorrow"s show, "It"s About Time" as the musical director, and the 2011 Best Cabaret at Melbourne Fringe Tommy Bradson"s show "Pirate Rhapsody Mermaid Requiem" as composer.

John"s theatrical credits include "Melbourne University Revue", "Billy Elliot", "Saturday Night Fever", "Bob Down/Mark Trevvow", "Licence to Thrill (The Music of James Bond)", "Two for the road (The Music of Mancini)", and "He Drank Too Many Cigarettes".

"Thorn"s rich, deep voice whisking us away into a Gatsby-esque world"¦a great sense of Australian humour"¦an exceptional show" Jane Gould PLANET ARTS Nov 2015

"Thorn sings well, writes great songs and lyrics, and plays very good piano" John McBeath ADELAIDE ADVERTISER June 2016

"Thorn has reinforced his position as a songwriter and singer with this wonderful performance. Plaintive ballads, witty comic songs, jazz tunes, and more sit side by side in this wonderfully varied collection" Barry Lenny BROADWAY WORLD June 2016

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