February 10, 2015 - 4:27 PM
KELOWNA - The Colin James concert in Kelowna next month will be more than rock and blues because James is embracing all of himself these days.
The six-time Juno Award winner has been part of the music scene for almost a quarter of a century, exploring multiple genres such as rock, blues, pop, gospel and swing along the way. The upcoming Up Close and Personal show is based on his latest album, Fifteen, which encompasses his multiple passions. Fans can also expect their favourites along with a number of songs co-written with artists such as Aerosmith and Josh Groban and some soulful covers of tunes from greats such as John Lennon, according to a media release.
“It was the Donny Hathaway version (Jealous Guy) that brought me to that,” Colin says of the latter. “It was intimidating, because Hathaway was such an amazing singer. I had to bring everything I had to that one.” Of the former Beatle, he says “John Lennon is fascinating to me because here’s this guy who’s one of the best lyricists of all time, but he loved the rockabilly of Gene Vincent and all that early be-bop-a-lu-la stuff. There were a lot of different sides to him.”
The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. March 28 at the Kelowna Community Theatre. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.ca, by phoning 855-985-5000 or at the Colin James website.
James will also stop at the Sagebrush Theatre April 26 at 7:30 p.m. for his acoustic duo tour based on music from his album Heart on Fire, released Feb. 3. The theatre is located at 1300-9 Ave. in Kamloops. Tickets for Kamloops can be purchased at the Kamloops Live box office online.
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