JADE HURLEY - 13th August



JADE HURLEY


When: Saturday 13th August

Time: Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM

Where: Auditorium

Cost: 27.50


JADE HURLEY O.A.M. is the undisputed “KING” of COUNTRY and ROCK ‘N’ ROLL music in Australasia.


It was the legendary Johnny Cash who stated quite openly that Jade was the absolute best act he had ever worked with and was quoted in the Irish Press as saying … “If I wasn’t who I am, I would find it very hard to follow him on any stage anywhere in the world … he’s one hell of a showman and entertainer this Aussie … and he can sure play that damn piano”.


EVERY album this unique “piano pumping/country rocker” has recorded has achieved GOLD, PLATINUM, or DOUBLE PLATINUM status in Australia AND New Zealand. Likewise his two VIDEO’S have also received “GOLD” and “PLATINUM” awards … and his AUTOBIOGRAPHY (JADE – THE JADE HURLEY STORY) sold over 32,000 copies.


In his show, there is something for everyone no matter what age, as this “country-rock and show-biz experience” includes classics like “ROCKIN’ ALL OVER THE WORLD”, “OLD TIME ROCK & ROLL”, Johnny Preston’s “RUNNING BEAR”, Buddy Holly’s “OH BOY” and “PEGGY SUE”, Little Richard’s “LUCILLE”, Jerry Lee Lewis’s “GREAT BALLS OF FIRE”, Del Shannon’s “RUNNAWAY”, Chuck Berry’s “SWEET LITTLE SIXTEEN” and the Eddie Hodges novelty hit “I’M GONNA KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR” among dozens of other Country and Rock ‘n’ Roll “classics”.


In between, he slows his show down with Roy Orbison’s “CRYING” and “LEAH”, Jim Reeves number 1 “HE’LL HAVE TO GO” and his own number 1 hit “DOWN IN THE RIVERINA”. Then he surprises every audience with his WONDERFUL PIANO RENDITION of “CHARIOTS OF FIRE” and show stopping song off his latest CD, “YOU RAISE ME UP”.


As well as being a headline act in his own right, Jade Hurley OAM has toured with some of the all-time greats including America’s JOHNNY and JUNE CARTER CASH, JOHNNY RAY, WOODY HERMAN and DON WILLIAMS, as well as the late JOHNNY O’KEEFE throughout Ireland, America, New Zealand and Australia.


In America Jade was billed as a cross between Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, and Liberace. Jerry Lee, because of his energetic antics jumping all over his piano and kicking the keys with his feet … Little Richard because just like Richard, Jade Hurley always makes a great and controversial headline … and Liberace, because of his flamboyant and glittery sequin stage outfits combined with $250,000 worth of gold, diamond, sapphire, and ruby jewellery … and the energy with every show many critics describe as “breathtaking” and wonder how he does it performing so many shows.


One respected American journalist wrote … QUOTE “Every time you see this Aussie Jade Hurley rocking away and jumping all over his piano, you get the same high class performance … I just don’t know how he does it or where he gets the energy from” … end quote.


It has long been acknowledged by many that this “Aussie King of Country Rock” is the “ULTIMATE SHOWMAN”. It has also been stated by some of the greatest critics in the world of show biz that JADE HURLEY OAM is quote … “The hardest act for anyone to follow on stage”.


He was awarded the HIGHLY prestigious ORDER OF AUSTRALIA MEDAL (OAM) for his contribution and hard work within the entertainment industry encouraging and nurturing young talent, and for his tireless performances and appearances over many years in aid of charitable organisations including The Arthritis Foundation … The National Heart Foundation of Australia … Camp Quality (kids with cancer) … The Australian Cancer Foundation for Medical Research … The Meningococcal Foundation and numerous others.