19th June, 2014

DAVID JAMES & BIG RIVER – A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CASH


DOORS
7:00 PM
SHOW
7:30 PM


Supporting Acts

Chantal Richard as June Carter

PRESS RELEASE

Almost The Man in Black

DAVID JAMES & BIG RIVER
A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CASH
with SPECIAL GUEST
CHANTAL RICHARD
as JUNE CARTER

Thursday, June 19 at the Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre For The Arts in Kelowna. Tickets are $36.00 (Includes GST & Service Charges), available at the Box Office. Charge by phone at 250-762-5050 or online at www.selectyourtickets.com.

Rock.It Boy Entertainment presents DAVID JAMES & BIG RIVER: A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CASH with special guest CHANTAL RICHARD as JUNE CARTER Thursday, June 19 at the Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre For The Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna. Tickets are $36.00 (Includes GST & Service Charges), available at the Box Office. Charge by phone at 250-762-5050 or online at www.selectyourtickets.com.

Appearing before sold-out crowds, DAVID JAMES is North America’s favourite JOHNNY CASH tribute act. Taking the stage with his own three-part band, BIG RIVER, James has the stage presence and the characteristic sound of Johnny Cash nailed down. With the look, the moves and the sound, he brings to life five decades of hits such as “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Ring of Fire”, “Hey Porter”, “Rock Island Line”, “Get Rhythm”, “The Long Black Veil”, “Daddy Sang Bass”, “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down”, “A Boy Named Sue”, “Man In Black”, “Walk The Line” and his signature piece “Orange Blossom Special” as well as Johnny’s crossover songs “Hurt” and “Rusty Cage”.

Providing the voice of JOHNNY CASH in the award-winning film My Father and The Man in Black, DAVID JAMES proves he is the most authentic JOHNNY CASH tribute artist in the business. A living prodigy to one of history’s true phenomenons, he is . . . . . almost JOHNNY CASH! “It’s not only about the voice”, says Dave. “It’s about living and breathing the man. I want our audiences to go home feeling like they just observed the man himself.”

Steven Hill, entertainment reporter for The Question says, “When the deep and eerily familiar voice on the phone says, “Hello, this is… almost Johnny Cash,” it takes a second to register that the person on the other end of the line is really DAVID JAMES and not the real Man in Black.” Singer, songwriter and musician PETER GABRIEL declares, “David has a voice very close to JOHNNY CASH himself and he’s a great performer”. Mark Corbett of the Nanaimo Business Association concludes, “If you were to close your eyes while watching a performance of the tribute band DAVID JAMES & BIG RIVER, you’d swear JOHNNY CASH was up on stage. Even with your eyes open, the spirit of the “Man in Black” is definitely in the room. This is a must see performance for anyone who’s a fan of country music’s most provocative entertainer.”

For more information about DAVID JAMES & BIG RIVER visit: www.johnnycashtribute.ca.

CHANTAL RICHARD began her professional career in the late 90’s busking on the streets of Vancouver. She recorded and released her debut album Ashes to Water (2004) with Nettwerk songwriter and producer, Sean Eyre. Performing 60 shows in 2 years, Chantal quickly became known for her sweet, powerhouse vocals. With a mainstream appeal coupled to an emotional delivery and honest lyrics she soon found herself opening for 70’s hit makers Air Supply playing such venues as The Centre for Performing Arts and Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Chantal also received airtime on CityTV for her impassioned performance of Little Friend and her remake of the Kansas hit “Dust in the Wind”.

Driven to do what she does best, Chantal joined cover bands Retrosonic, Cash & Carter and The Shagadelics, leading to a performance during BC Lions game half time at BC Place in 2008. That same year saw a move to Nanaimo, Vancouver Island where she fell into popular Top 40 band Cherry Coolaid. CHANTAL RICHARD fabulously fills the role of June Carter in the world class Johnny Cash tribute DAVID JAMES & BIG RIVER. Chantal looks forward to hitting the stage in her new home (and hometown) Kelowna!

For more information about CHANTAL RICHARD visit: www.myspace.com/chantalrichard/music/songs.

Rock.It Boy Entertainment presents DAVID JAMES & BIG RIVER: A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CASH with special guest CHANTAL RICHARD as JUNE CARTER Thursday, June 19 at the Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre For The Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna. Tickets are $36.00 (Includes GST and Service Charges), available at the Box Office. Charge by phone at 250-762-5050 or online at www.selectyourtickets.com. Doors 7:00PM. Show 7:30PM.

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