Hugh Sheridan’s Solitary Man to premiere at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall

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Hugh Sheridan’s Solitary Man to premiere at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall

Four-time Logie winner and entertainer Hugh Sheridan returns to song with a world premiere of Solitary Man a specially staged and produced concert performance of the greatest hits of music legend Neil Diamond.

‘Solitary Man’ is a specially staged and produced Live Concert event which will see the talents of Hugh Sheridan given full voice in a programme of songs written by Music Legend Neil Diamond.

Hugh Sheridan’s ‘Solitary Man’ will premiere to Australian audiences at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall on Friday 21 October with Melbourne’s Hamer Hall to follow on Friday 28 October.

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Australia’s two finest Concert Halls will host Hugh Sheridan in this live concert accompanied by a handpicked band featuring 19 of Australia’s finest musicians.

Songs featured within the show will include the ‘Hot August Night Classics Crunchy Granola Suite’, ‘Cracklin’ Rosie’, ‘Sweet Caroline’, ‘Holy Holly’, ‘I am I said’, and ‘Song Sung Blue’, superbly balanced by Diamond’s reflective love ballads and the lyrical beauty of songs like ‘Love on The Rocks’, ‘Play Me’, and ‘Canta Libre’. The fabulous pure pop genius of 60’s tunes ‘I’m a believer’, ‘Girl You’ll Be A Woman Soon’, and ‘Red Red Wine’ which have leapt generations will also be featured.

“My whole experience with Neil has just been falling in love with the Man and his music these songs run deep in my soul and that’s what drives me here… I am musically and personally invested in this but what is so special about Solitary Man is that I am not “playing or acting” as Neil Diamond,” Hugh Sheridan said.

“I am bringing myself and my heart and my intense passion to these songs.”

Neil Diamond has a singular place in the pantheon of popular music. His is the story of how an introspective kid from Brooklyn went from struggling songwriter to multi-platinum global superstar both as songwriter and entertainer.

Diamond is extraordinarily popular in Australia, estimated per capita, more than any other country in the world. His 1972 double concert album, Hot August Night, was a phenomenon here spending 224 weeks on the Australian charts and thought to be part of the musical collection of one in five Australian homes.

Only a handful of musicians have sold more records than Neil Diamond. He ranks with Elvis Presley, the Beatles, and Madonna in terms of commercial sales success. While he started off as a pop songwriter in the Brill building penning hits for the Monkees and many others Diamond realised he had a knack for singing his own songs. Commencing with the live concert recording Hot August Night at the Greek Theatre LA he was in no time propelled to Popular Music Legend.

Then there’s Hugh Sheridan. He is an exceptional talent who possesses a unique voice, radiates energy, charisma and a winning personality on stage. Hugh wanted to be a singer like his Father from a very early age. His Dad sang Jazz and swing in Adelaide. Hugh would watch Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra and recognised that he wanted to be an entertainer who could Sing, Dance and Act. His parents sent him to his first acting school at 5, and at 14 he went to the Australian Ballet school, then the Victorian College of the Arts to study music, singing Opera, and then to NIDA.

Hugh is a four-time Logie Award winner for Most Popular Actor category, has performed in many television series, including Packed to the RaftersFive Bedrooms, and INXS: Never Tear Us Apart. 

This is one you won’t want to miss.

Hugh Sheridan’s Solitary Man will take to Sydney Opera House on Friday, October 21 and Hamer Hall on Friday, October 28. Tickets go on sale Monday, August 15. Find out more here