Johnny O’Keefe pioneered rebellious Australian rock and roll, predecessor to the likes of Bon Scott, Jimmy Barnes, and Michael Hutchence. Often labelled as Australia’s Elvis, his explosive live performances left a mark on global rock royalty including Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison. Following a sold-out season at the 2018 Adelaide Cabaret Festival and two sell-out shows at Palms At Crown Melbourne, Johnny’s real wild nephew – the multi-talented Andrew O’Keefe – delivers an extraordinary performance in Andrew O’Keefe “Shouts” Johnny O’Keefe. Highly critically acclaimed for his song interpretation and storytelling, Andrew intertwines his own experiences with legendary stories of The Wild One, and takes audiences on a very personal journey through JOK’s twenty-five year career, belting out classics like Wild One ,Sing Sing Sing and Shout with an intensity topped only by Johnny himself.
Having started out in show business through musical theatre, Andrew O’Keefe is well versed in entertaining his audience. A star of Australian television, along with his many other talents, Andrew is a classically trained singer (A MusA). In 2013, he entertained audiences nationally when he took to the stage playing the role of King Herod in the Australian tour of the Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular. Andrew again graced the stage in March 2015 in Harvest Rain’s Pirates of Penzance production held at QPAC, in a much-acclaimed turn as the swashbuckling Pirate King. In 2017, he toured a sell-out season of Gilbert and Sullivan Forever! – a wild cabaret romp through the much-loved G&S repertoire.
This special performance, which includes personal family insights, gives Australia a never before heard or seen glimpse of what it was like to grow up with the king. Andrew O’Keefe “Shouts” Johnny O’Keefe is an inspirational and insightful representation of Johnny.
To say he did it justice understates and underrates his achievement. His musicianship could not be faulted. – SceneStr
From the first moments, it was evident this would be a very personal show. - Glam Adelaide
Andrew O’Keefe’s highly personal take on JOK adds another layer of interest to an already interesting story. O’Keefe belts out the numbers with a furious intensity that proves the singing genes run deep in the family. The audience would have happily stayed for a fortnight. – Adelaide Advertiser
A Reserve $79.00
B Reserve $69.00
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