ENTERTAINING: Rocket Man stars Brenton Edgecombe.
ENTERTAINING: Rocket Man stars Brenton Edgecombe. Contributed

Honouring a pop legend

THERE are not many musicians that can transcend a generation, let alone three or four but that's exactly what Elton John has done and if you want to be reminded why, don't miss a special show at the Proserpine Entertainment Centre this week.

Rocket Man is coming to town and it's going to feature all the classics that make Sir Elton John the legend that he is.

His music will be brought to life through the talents of classically trained musician Brenton Edgecombe, who learnt his first Elton John song at the age of nine while also studying the violin.

The show will cover Elton's remarkable career from his first hit song through the disco era to his music for the Disney film The Lion King.

Music won't be the only thing on the agenda, with a lighter side to the show including intriguing and often hilarious tales about Elton's life and the stories behind the songs.

As far as the man himself, Brenton brings the whole package.

He has played violin with several of the country's professional orchestras and once performed as Elton John backed by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

It's not only his music that draws attention as he has often been mistaken for Elton John in airports, and once escaped a customs inspection on the strength of his "fake celebrity" status.

Don't miss the Rocket Man show for one day only at the PEC this week.

ELTON JOHN SHOW

  • What: Rocket Man.
  • Where: Proserpine Entertainment Centre.
  • When: Thursday, August 18, 11am.
  • Cost: $10, includes morning tea.
  • Tickets: 4945 2312.

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