The Motown Event- Mission Estate Snares Only NZ Performance

Wednesday 8 July 2009

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Motown – America’s greatest record label and global music icon. To mark this momentous occasion, The Mission Estate Concert reunites the legends of Motown music in a once off world premiere event called The Motown Event.

The Motown Event will star The Four Tops, The Temptations, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Martha and The Vandella and The Miracles – artists who delivered some of the biggest hits of their era and shaped music as it is today. The performance will also star six time Grammy nominated American artist Joan Osborne, and iconic Australian soul singer and guitarist Ian Moss, and a very special guest in Jimmy Barnes. Jimmy of course needs no introduction to soul music having had two multi platinum albums of soul music, with a third to be released later this year.

These legendary voices will be backed by a world class 12-piece band, with state of the art staging and lighting. Without doubt, it will be the biggest concert seen thus far at The Mission.

SEL Director and Executive Producer, Tony Cochrane said “Without question, this is an absolutely unique and timeless concert of some of the greatest songs from the truly outstanding Motown catalogue and the original artists who brought these songs to life.  It is a real privilege to be presenting this once in a lifetime concert extravaganza at The Mission Estate Winery”.

“The most challenging aspect of producing this event has been to work out the final song selection from over 200 # 1 Motown hits!  Nearly every song in the show has been, and some on more than one occasion, a number 1 hit. This concert is going to be a great night of celebration and fun for all ages. Everyone will sing along!”.

This very special music event will be celebrated at the Mission Estate on Saturday, February 13, 2010. Tickets will go on sale  9am, Tuesday, July 7.