FREEDOM IN THE AIR TONIGHT
CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF
PHIL COLLINS, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & GEORGE MICHAEL
Three of the greatest selling artists of their time, with a body of hits that spans over 50 years… all performed by eight of Australia’s finest musicians!
Tuesday 4 April 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at The Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Rd Marrickville Tickets $39.70 (incl booking fee):
In the Air Tonight, Against All Odds, Easy Lover, Freedom, Faith, Knew You Were Waiting For Me, Dancing in the dark, Hungry Heart, Born to Run and many more!
Led by frontman Ric Herbert (pictured right), this Dream-Team of Aussie artists will take you on a journey into the lives of three of the world’s greatest performers.
Working regularly with premium guitarist Peter Northcote, he also fronts legendary ‘80s band Matt Finish plus The Get RicH Band.
Appearing in stage plays, musical theatre, TV and film, Ric Herbert is perfectly suited to take you on an emotional voyage through the music of these amazing artists.
This is an unforgettable musical experience and a true showcase of the music of some of the world’s most loved performers!
Freedom In the Air Tonight – Celebrating the Music of Phil Collins, Bruce Springsteen & George Michael
Tuesday 4 April 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm) at The Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Rd Marrickville
Tickets $39.70 (incl booking fee): www.factorytheatre.com.au/
RIC HERBERT * ALLY FRIENDSHIP * JUSTIN BIANCHI * PETER RUNDLE * BILL KOTEVSKI
BEN MARSHALL * DAVID ROBERTS and introducing… BRETT SAMS
Testimonials for Ric Herbert and Band:
Marc Christowski – Empire touring: “Ric Herbert is one of the best frontmen in the country. Sensational!”
Peter Northcote – Legendary guitarist: “He’s my favourite singer!”
Steve Bisley – Acclaimed actor “Ric Herbert is a talented musician, a charismatic frontman. He is rock and roll!”
Linda Williams – Music Enthusiast: “It’s great to see a show where the singers are as good as the originals.”
Ric Herbert – Vocals & M.C
Ric Herbert’s music career is impressive – from original to cover and corporate bands. He is currently fronting the iconic Australian band Matt Finish and works extensively with legendary guitarist Peter Northcote. Ric sang “Share the Spirit” (Olympic bid anthem) live at the opening ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympics. His acting credits include Sweet and Sour and Peter Jackson’s King Kong via Underbelly, Skinford, Prisoner and The Young Doctors.
Ally Friendship – Vocals
Stellar Sydney singer, Ally Friendship commanded attention with outstanding performances in The Australian Shania Twain show in 2021. An accomplished artist in her own right, she has worked tirelessly in bands and charity fund raising events. Ally has also shared the stage with Aussie icons The Screaming Jets, Peter Northcote, Kevin Borich and more.
Justin Bianchi – Vocals, Bass & M.D
Musical Director/Bassist, Justin Bianchi brings an impressive array of credits from the Doc Neeson band, Matt Finish, Phil Emmanuel, Steve Edmonds and The Sicarios, to the Oz Rock Roadshow. As well as various M.D and producer roles for artists both live and in studio. Justin has also performed in musicals: Buddy Holly Story, Chess and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Peter Rundle – Keys & Piano
Pianist and keyboard maestro Peter Rundle has a wealth of experience – The Drifters (USA), Leo Sayer, Ian Moss, Christine Anu, J.P.Y… He’s played for Prime ministers and dignitaries, in festivals and major events local and international, as well as shows ranging from Fleetwood Mac via The Stones to the Eagles. He’s composed and recorded soundtracks for T.V and internationally for National Geographic.
Bill Kotevski – Guitars
Veteran Guitarist Bill Kotevski B.M. has deep roots in classical and jazz music. Bill has a diverse range of experience from original bands to tribute shows INXS, Bon Jovi, Cold Chisel and U2. Producer and composer of soundtracks for SBS documentaries, he has shared the stage with Oz music royalty such as Dave Faulkner (Hoodoo Guru’s) and many more.
Ben Marshall – Keys & Guitar
A multi-instrumentalist and producer who has traversed a wide array of musical genres and performed with many artists. Carmen Smith (the Voice), Uptown Funk Band, Tania Bowra Band, King Fahruk, Get RicH, Spanish Mackerel, Slide McBride, and Big Hit Orchestra.
Dave Roberts – Drums & Samples
A versatile hard-hitting and hard-working drummer for over 30 years. This journeyman has played with legends of Australian Rock such as Doc Neeson (The Angels), Mark Gable, Frank Zappa show, One Hit Wonders, Blondie V Pretenders, Funk and Soul bands, plus Tall Timbre, The Bushwackers, Roughstock and Phil Emmanuel’s final album.
Brett Sams – Vocals
Discovered fronting the Queen tribute band, ‘Radio Ga-Ga’ and Pearl Jam show ‘Jeremy Spoke’, Brett Sams is the real deal – a rock star in the making. Although young he has devoted years of training and done countless gigs around Sydney to become a dynamic performer. His sound and energy are reminiscent of a young Bruce Springsteen and he is the perfect choice to cover this amazing artist.