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Into The Mystic - The Music of Van Morrison


Fri 15 Apr 2016, 7:30pm–9:30pm

Where: Her Majesty's Theatre, 17 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat, Ballarat and Western District

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: mm69

With front man Joe Creighton born and raised in Belfast, he is able to bring a tremendous authenticity to his show that pays homage to the legendary Irish songwriter that is Van Morrison.

Creighton grew up at the same time and on the same streets as Morrison and he watched Van perform live in the early days of Them at the Maritime Club in Belfast. It is this connection that allows Creighton to bring a raw honesty to his show which results in a palpable world class act not able to be matched.

Creighton's reading of Van Morrison's 'Madame George' is just about the best version of the song outside Astral Weeks.” - Brian Wise, Rhythms Magazine 3RRR

Legendary Australian singer and bassist Creighton grew up in Belfast during the late 1960s under the backdrop of the civil rights movement, riots, religious and social unrest - remarkable times played out to the soundtrack of Van Morrison and a band simply known as Them.

From the coffee shops on Belfast's Royal Avenue, the anthemnic chorus of G.L.O.R.I.A boomed, cementing a style of music that Creighton has carried with him throughout a stellar career. Known primarily as one of this country’s most formidable bass players that has seen him tour with John Farnham, Kylie Minogue and Olivia Newton John, Creighton is also a singer/songwriter with his debut album “Hollywell” released in 1994 to critical acclaim.

Into the Mystic sees Creighton effortlessly recreate the feeling of those heady days and releases the essence of the music that was so integral. He takes the audience on a journey that begins in the 1960s and moves through the decades encompassing Van's worldwide hits with a sprinkling of some of the more mystical poetic songs from Astral Weeks.

“After the runaway success of last year’s show, Joe Creighton again brought us Into the Mystic: the Music of Van Morrison. If you closed your eyes, you’d think Van Morrison was standing in front of you, singing some of his greatest hits, influenced by many genres of music including jazz, gospel and blues.” - Devonport Jazz