Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre is set to host a performance next week paying tribute to three legendary American artists.
American Superstars will feature three musicians bringing to life the revered talents of Neil Diamond, Stevie Nicks and Billy Joel.
Canadian artist Bobby Bruce will channel Diamond, while Australian musicians Chris E Thomas and Jimmy Mann will assume the roles of Nicks and Joel respectively.
Bruce said the performance will take audiences on a journey through some of the finest American songs ever produced.
"These songs bring up a lot of memories for audience members, and we want to ensure people can relive some of their treasured experiences through the music," he said.
"At the same time, we want to provide a performance creating a host of new memories among audiences."
Bruce has spent the past two decades paying tribute to Diamond globally, and said his songs connect with audiences in a unique way.
"Diamond's lyrics are rather vague and mysterious, yet his stories magnetise and mesmerise audiences," he said.
"For example, the first verse of 'Sweet Caroline' doesn't give a great deal away lyrically, but when the chorus hits, the meaning of the song becomes clear as crystal."
Bruce said the combination of the three acts will provide a unique snapshot of the sounds that shaped popular American music during the 1960s, 70s and 80s.
"When you listen to these songs, they evoke such a grand feeling of nostalgia, and it brings audiences back to when they experiences life-changing events such as their first date or graduation," he said.
"I've performed in a host of shows with different artists, but the standard of the musicians in this show is top-class, and it's a pleasure to be involved with this tour."
"BMEC is such a beautiful venue and I'm looking forward to returning to Bathurst."
The performance will take place at BMEC on Saturday, July 27 from 7.30pm. Adult and concession tickets are available from the box office and www.bmec.com.au.
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