Wild World: The Cat Stevens Story
By Jim McPherson
2009 – 2010 National Tour
March 15 – September 20, 2009 – 10 week tour to 21 venues in NT, QLD, NSW, VIC
Darwin, Logan, Ipswich, Taree, Nowra, Glen Innes, Gunnedah, Narrabri, Bingara, Tenterfield, Camperdown, Horsham, Swan Hill, Mildura, Broken Hill, Pakenham, Benalla, Ararat, Bendigo, Shepparton & Melbourne.
February 17 – June 27, 2010 – 9 week tour to 27 venues in NSW, QLD, SA, WA, VIC
New Lambton, Nelson Bay, South Sydney, Sutherland, West Tamworth, Lismore, Coffs Harbour, Penrith, Nambour, Redcliffe, Logan, Tweed Heads, Kawana, Noosa Junction, Chermside South, Canterbury, Biloela, Charters Towers, Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, Hornsby, Adelaide, Perth, Werribee, Yarram, Melbourne.
A production by Christine Harris & HIT Productions
At the height of his career in the mid-1970’s, Cat Stevens, discontent with the excesses of fame and fortune, turned his back on the music business. At the time, he had album sales of over 40 million and sold out stadiums across the globe. In Australia alone, one in two households owned a Cat Stevens album. So it’s not surprising that the question most often asked of Cat Stevens over these past thirty years is “Why?” Why did he disappear from the music scene?
Take a journey to discover the man behind the songs the world loves to sing along to as Paul Dillon guides us through the story of this enigmatic songwriter, from his humble beginnings in London to his eventual conversion to Islam and emergence as Yusuf Islam, performing 24 songs including: Moonshadow, Peace Train, Morning has Broken, Where do the Children Play, So Very Young, Father and Son and many more
London-born Paul Dillon has had a lifelong love affair with the music and poetic lyrics of Cat Stevens, his resemblance to him, both physically and vocally, is remarkable, and he has played in many of the same venues where Cat’s extraordinary success story began, including London’s West End. Accompanying by his band, The Tillermen, Paul Dillon will be supported in vocals by Sophia Katos.
This is an event no music fan should miss. Hear the unforgettable songs. Share the emotion of his amazing story. As one critic put it, ”…the music andstory captivate you for almost two hours. It seemed like ten minutes to me!”
The Director of Wild World-The Cat Stevens Story is Don Mackay; The Musical Director is Simon Myers; Keyboard is Clare Whitcombe and Lead guitar is Simon Russell.
Lead Guitarist: Paul Dillon & The Tillermen: Simon Russel
Support Vocal: Sophia Katos
Pianist: Clare Whitcombe
Director: Don Mackay
Musical Director: Simon Myers
Set & Lighting Designer: Keith Tucker