Pearl – The Janis Joplin Show - sat 20 may, 8:00pm

Gig Info

Doors Open 7.30, Showtime 8.40-11pm (with intermission)

Reserved Seats: $38.00 +bf

General Admin: $30.00 +bf

At the Door: $35.00 (if still available)

Janis Joplin

For the first time in Australia, a production about a rock immortal whose individuality became a hallmark that both shocked and inspired a generation and to this day touches all ages. PEARL proudly delivers the music, obsessions and passions of Janis Joplin…Best remembered for her rebellious lifestyle, her psychedelic Porsche, her free flowing fashion sense and above all, her distinctive voice.

On 4th October 1970, Janis Joplin was found dead from a heroin overdose. Lonely, sad and on the inevitable self-destructive path of a junkie, Janis was ironically also headed for far greater personal and musical success with her critically acclaimed album ‘Pearl’. Released after her death and embraced by the world then and today as a triumphant album that fuses, rock, jazz and blues with a gritty flavour that marked an era of change.

To her intimate friends she was known as ‘Pearl’. To her enthralled public she was Janis Joplin, the greatest female singer in the history of rock and roll!

Featuring…

  • Liza Ohlback A unique singer of Blues laced with Soul, Jazz, Funk and Gospel Harmonies, Liza is often compared to Aretha Franklin and Etta James.
  • Jeremy Edwards – Musical producer, singer, songwriter and guitarist. Cutting songs and touring with ‘The Voice’ winner Karise Eden. he also has played shows with U.S blues greats Charlie Musselwhite and John Hammond.

The show will include all the Janis Joplin hits such as; ‘Cry Baby’, ‘Move Over’, ‘Piece of My Heart’, ‘Bobby McGee’ and more. Also featuring songs from Janis’s greatest influences such as Bessie Smith, Bob Dylan & Leonard Cohen. Transporting the audience into a smoky, jazz, blues club feel… mixed with a good dose of pure acid bohemian vintage rock!

“Her voice was dirtier than any other white chick singer and her story is no different…”, “I’d trade all my tomorrows for one single yesterday…”