A special limited season of the popular show Joseph Clark – The Music of QUEEN will run at Artscape from 11 to 15 July 2018.
Adding to the sensory experience, Joseph Clark – The Music of QUEEN features a star-studded band of musicians – Axe Lourens (lead guitars/vocals); Richard Brokensha (guitar/vocals); Kyle Petersen (piano/keyboards/keytar/vocals); Shaun Johannes (bass) and Peach van Pletzen (drums).
Joseph and his band tour internationally with this powerful tour de force and played to over 30 000 Queen-fans in The Gelredome Stadium in The Netherlands in 2011, after which they followed up with European theatre runs and outdoor concerts until November 2017.
Queen crossed all musical genres and the line-up of songs in Joseph Clark– The Music of QUEEN is a great showcase. Apart from classics like We Will Rock You, Another One Bites The Dust, We Are The Champions, I Want To Break Free, Killer Queen, Fat Bottomed Girls, Bicycle Race, and Bohemian Rhapsody, the band also cover songs not normally performed live, including Innuendo, You Take My Breath Away, Is This The World We Created, Too Much Love Will Kill You, Mother Love and In My Defence.
Says Joseph: “I’m not a believer in impersonating great artists. But to pay tribute to their music, to keep it alive and new and fresh, is the greatest compliment to their genius.”
He continues: “To give an audience a taste of their music live, onstage, creates an atmosphere of magic and nostalgia for some and new discovery for others.”
Joseph’s “Queen-roots” lie in the 90’s when he starred in Queen At The Opera in South Africa. Apart from being a regular soloist with symphony orchestras in South Africa, Joseph has been the lead vocalist with the NNO (Noord Nederlands Orkest), since 2009, performing throughout the Netherlands, including the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Born and raised in Texas, Joseph left his ballet career in America when he was brought to South Africa to dance the lead role in Swan Lake and Romeo and Juliet.
He soon expanded to musical theatre and won acclaim and national awards for dancing, acting and singing. Musical theatre roles include Buddy in The Buddy Holly Story, Riff/Bernardo in West Side Story, El Gallo opposite pop star Jason Donovan in The Fantasticks, Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, the narrator in Joseph And His Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Anthony in Sweeney Todd and Whizzer in March Of The Falsettos.
What: Joseph Clark – The Music of QUEEN
Where and when: Artscape from 11 to 15 July 2018