TRIBUTE: Brenton Edgecombe as Elton John appearing in the Rocket Man show at the PEC next week.
TRIBUTE: Brenton Edgecombe as Elton John appearing in the Rocket Man show at the PEC next week. Contributed

Pop star’s double to perform at PEC

FANS of legendary music maker Elton John are in for a treat at the Proserpine Entertainment Centre next week.

Rocket Man is a unique and entertaining salute to Sir Elton John, one of the most iconic popular music figures of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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

You'll also hear intriguing and often hilarious tales about Elton's life and the stories behind the songs.

Rocket Man stars classically trained musician Brenton Edgecombe, who learnt his first Elton John song at the age of nine while also studying the violin.

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

He has often been mistaken for Elton John in airports, and once escaped a customs inspection on the strength of his "fake celebrity" status.

Brenton's double-edged career in both classical and pop music led to the formation of the double-act String Fever with his wife Jacqui, who also features strongly in Rocket Man on cello, keyboards, backing vocals and percussion.

The all-hit song list includes: Your Song, Crocodile Rock, Candle in the Wind, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Bennie and the Jets, Circle of Life, Can You Feel the Love Tonight? and Don't Go Breaking My Heart plus many more.

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

ELTON JOHN  SHOW

  • What: Rocket Man
  • Where: Proserpine Entertainment Centre
  • When: Thursday, August 18, 11am
  • Cost: $15, includes morning tea
  • Tickets: 4945 2312

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