Peace Train - The Cat Stevens Story Returns to Adelaide November 9, 2013
The acclaimed show Peace Train - The Cat Stevens Story, celebrating one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Cat Stevens, returns to Adelaide for one performance only at the Festival Theatre on Saturday 9 November at 8.00 pm. Tickets for Peace Train go on sale through all Bass outlets and online at www.bass.net.au from Monday 26 August.
Starring multi-award winning singer and guitarist Darren Coggan (Golden Guitar Award, Centenary Medal, Australian Independent Male Vocalist of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year), Peace Train - The Cat Stevens Story is presented in a style reminiscent of Looking Through A Glass Onion, John Waters' classic portrayal of the life of the late John Lennon.
Backed by band, the Fire Cats, Peace Train features 23 of the songs the whole world sang along with, includingFather & Son, Lady d'Arbanville, Morning Has Broken, The Old School Yard, On The Road To Find Out, Wild World, Where Do The Children Play, Moonshadow, Matthew & Son, Hard Headed Woman, Sad Lisa, Peace Train and many more.
Darren, who co-created the show with colleague Peter Cox, has starred in national tours of Happy Days (as Ritchie Cunningham), Grease, Shout and hosted Foxtel's top rating television show Out & About - The Great Aussie Pub Tour. He has appeared on All Saints and recorded two albums.
Peace Train is written by multi-award winning screenwriter, playwright and novelist John Misto (The Cut ABC TV) and directed by John Saunders. Musical direction is by Naomi Coggen, who together with her brother Darren, has supported artists of the likes of Reba McIntyre, John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes, and Kasey Chambers.
Peace Train co- producer Phil Bathols said, 'In Australia during the 1970s almost one in two people owned a Cat Stevens album. Cat Stevens: the name brings back a thousand memories -- dark eyes, a winning voice and songs the whole world sang to. Back in the '70s he was the ultimate rock star.
Talented, charismatic, with a seemingly endless succession of beautiful melodies streaming from his imagination, Cat Stevens sold more than 60 million albums, earned enough money to last several lifetimes, and enjoyed all the trappings of fame. But he wanted more out of life. So at the height of his career he shocked the world by taking his last bow. The music stopped and Cat Stevens was no more.
Peace Train offers a magical ride of discovery, back through the joys and the sorrows, the triumphs and the pain, in the life of the legend that was the one and only, Cat Stevens. A magical is a night of music and story-telling which will strike a chord deep inside the heart of anyone who longs for something more; a journey back in time, recreating the sights and sounds, seeking out the man in the music and telling the story behind the songs.'