Huey Lewis and the News will perform at Casino New Brunswick’s Event Centre in Moncton on Sunday, October 28 at 8 pm.
“Heart and Soul”, the title of one of their hit songs, also explains the enduring appeal of Huey Lewis and the News. For over 30 years, the group has been making and performing music that resonates with people at their core. Whether it is their singing about the daily grind in “Workin’ For A Livin’” or lamenting a troubled relationship in “If This Is It”, this is a band that connects with people on a gut level.
In addition to commiserating over life’s rough spots, Huey Lewis and the News have also given their millions of worldwide fans a soundtrack for the celebration of life’s great moments. The driving rhythm of “Heart of Rock & Roll” sings the praises of the great music being made across the US, while “Stuck With You,” offers a love song with a tongue-in-cheek turn of phrase and amazing harmonies. Meanwhile “The Power of Love”, which the band wrote for the blockbuster film, Back To The Future, not only went to #1 on the Billboard singles chart, but also was nominated for an Academy Award.
As great as their recordings are, there is something extra special about the Huey Lewis and the News live shows. Front man Huey Lewis has a rich and textured voice quality that lends itself well to not just their hits but also to the Memphis soul tunes covered on their most recent album, Soulsville. And Lewis brings some bluesy tones to the performance when he breaks out into his harmonica solos.
Completing the rock, rhythm and blues feel of the band’s sound are founding members Johnny Colla (saxophone, guitar and vocals), Bill Gibson (drums, percussion and vocals), and Sean Hopper (keyboards and vocals) as well as Stef Burns (guitars and vocals) and John Pierce (bass). The extra bit of coolness you feel comes from their horn section, consisting of San Francisco Bay Area luminaries: Marvin McFadden (trumpet), Rob Sudduth (tenor saxophone) and Johnnie Bamont (baritone saxophone).
Their playing is tight; effortlessly moving from an up front, power rock song to a smooth, laid back, soulful ballad. They even walk the musical high wire, leaving their instruments behind mid-show to perform some A Capella selections of early rock ‘n’ roll classics, such as “Sixty Minute Man”, “Under The Boardwalk” and “It’s Alright”.
For more information on Huey Lewis and the News, visit: www.hueylewisandthenews.com
Tickets for the show start at $65 (plus tax and applicable surcharge). Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 24 at 10 am and will be available at the Casino Gift Shop (located at 21 Casino Drive in Moncton, exit #450 off the Trans-Canada Highway), by calling 1-866-943-8849 and online at http://casinonb.ca/casino/
Doors open at 7 pm. The show is restricted to ages 19 and over.
Casino New Brunswick is a full-service casino, event centre, hotel and spa. It features over 550 slot machines, 20 gaming tables, (including a private poker room with five tables), as well as a variety of restaurants and lounges. In addition to its luxurious hotel and spa with 126 rooms and suites, the complex also offers a multi-purpose entertainment centre. The Centre presents events year-round and since opening its doors on May 4th, 2010, the venue has hosted several sold-out shows in its 1,800-seat concert venue. Casino New Brunswick is wheelchair accessible and features extensive car and RV parking.
For more information on Casino New Brunswick’s upcoming shows, visit: http://casinonb.ca/casino/