BECCY COLE and ADAM HARVEY are two of the most recognised names in Australian country music and together are as much a comedy act as a musical one! Now the hilarious duo are presenting a show aptly named ‘THE REMATCH’. After touring together in 2006 to rapturous applause and belly laughs coupled with both audience and critical acclaim, they’re back once again sharing the stage to challenge each other night after night. ‘The Rematch’ tour travelled far and wide around Australia in 2010, so Beccy and Adam are again packing their bags and are hitting the road this year. Beccy Cole had an amazing year in 2010 with the release of her album “PRE-LOVED”, and also landed the coveted job of co-host alongside 2UE’s Ray Hadley at this year’s 39th Jayco Country Music Awards of Australia. Adam Harvey had an equally successful year with the release of his album “BEST SO FAR”, a collection of his favourite tracks spanning his lengthy career. Adam was nominated for two Golden Guitar awards (APRA Song of the Year and Vocal Collaboration of the Year with The McClymonts), and also enjoyed a sold-out tour through NSW with good mate Troy Cassar-Daley. Beccy and Adam will kick off their 2011 touring schedule by headlining the ‘Country Music Cruise to New Zealand on the Sun Princess’ before rolling into ‘The Rematch’ shows.
Both are celebrated songwriters, both are multi-award winning recording artists and both are notorious, as Adam Harvey puts it, “s##t-stirrers”.
Comedy aside, let’s not forget, they are musicians. Serious musicians. Whilst they will have the audience in tears of laughter, Cole and Harvey are experts in their chosen field. Boasting the strongest voices in country music teamed with stirring songwriting and infectious melodies, has made them two of the most sought after entertainers in Australia.
Between them they have acquired an impressive 14 Golden Guitar Awards, 6 GOLD Records and a string of Number One hits to name but a few of their accolades.
This coupled with their very real delivery of friendship and non-stop gags makes ‘The Rematch’ a must see show for the young, old, drunk, sober and without question insane. In fact, Cole and Harvey blatantly have opened the doors to one and all. “This show is for everyone, if there is one person who comes along who does not laugh at least three times then I want to know what level of Prozac they’re on”, laughed Cole.
From traditional favourites through to heartbreakers, skewed observations and their own hits ‘The Rematch’ is a musical feast of two sensational artists delivering duets, banter and an unforgettable night of entertainment!
Both hold each other in high esteem which translates to the stage with an obvious affection and mutual admiration for each other’s style, songs and performances as they entertain each other as well as the audience. Adam Harvey cites Beccy Cole as “his favourite female performer”. The best entertainer in the country” says Adam of Beccy, but the feeling is reciprocated… “Nobody can own the crowd like Adam Harvey, he amazes me every night”, says Beccy of Adam.
Nicknaming the tour ‘THE REMATCH’, Beccy and Adam blame the title on their long-term friendly rivalry. “Some nights he’ll come off stage and the crowd is going nuts, he’ll wink and wish me luck following him!” laughs Beccy. “But there’ll be nights that I’ll edge him just a little, to his credit he’ll shake my hand and congratulate me on my win!”.
THE REMATCH is on the road with BECCY COLE & ADAM HARVEY in 2011 , don’t miss this laugh out loud musical experience!
ONE SHOW ONLY – LIVE IN CANBERRA
SATURDAY MAY 14TH – 8PM The Playhouse, CANBERRA THEATRE (Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra) To book Ph. 02 6275 2700 Tickets – Adults $42, Concession $39, Children $15 www.canberraticketing.com.au