THE LONE MAN by Hugh Sheridan premieres at Sydney Opera House Concert Hall and Melbourne Hamer Hall in October

SOLITARY MAN is a specially staged and produced live concert event that will see the talents of Hugh Sheridan fully expressed in a program of songs written by music legend Neil Diamond.

Hugh Sheridan’s SOLITARY MAN will premiere at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall on Friday October 21 and Melbourne’s Hamer Hall will follow on Friday October 28. Tickets on sale at 9 a.m. on Monday August 15.

Australia’s two top music venues will host Hugh Sheridan in this live concert accompanied by a hand-picked band featuring 19 of Australia’s finest musicians.

Songs include Hot August Night Classics’ Crunchy Granola suite, Cracklin’ Rosie, Sweet Caroline, Holy Holly, I am I said, and Song Sung Blue, beautifully balanced by Diamond’s thoughtful love ballads and lyrical songwriting beauty. such as Love on The Rocks, Joue-moi and Canta Libre. The fabulous pure pop genius of the tunes of the 60s I’m a Believe, Girl You’ll Be A Woman Soon and Red Red Wine which have blown up the generations will also be honored.

“My whole experience with Neil comes from falling in love with the man and his music, these songs run deep in my soul and that’s what drives me here…I’m musically and personally invested in this, but this what’s so special about Solitary Man is that I don’t “play or act” as Neil Diamond. I bring myself, my heart and my intense passion to these songs,” said Hugh Sheridan. .

Neil Diamond occupies a unique place in the pantheon of popular music. His story tells how an introspective kid from Brooklyn went from struggling songwriter to multi-platinum global superstar as both a songwriter and artist.

The diamond is extremely popular in Australia, estimated per capita, more than any other country in the world. His 1972 double gig album Hot August Night was a phenomenon here, spending 224 weeks on the Australian charts and considered part of the music collection of one in five Australian households.

Only a handful of musicians have sold more records than Neil Diamond. It ranks with Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Madonna in terms of commercial sales success. While he started out as a pop songwriter in the Brill building, writing hits for the Monkees and many others, Diamond found he had a knack for singing his own songs. Beginning with the taping of the Hot August Night live concert at the Greek Theater LA, he was catapulted into a popular music legend in no time.

Hugh Sheridan is an exceptional talent who possesses a unique voice, exudes energy, charisma and a winning personality on stage. Hugh wanted to be a singer like his father from an early age. Her father sang jazz and swing in Adelaide. Hugh looked at Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra and recognized that he wanted to be an artist who could sing, dance and perform. His parents sent him to his first drama school at age 5, and at 14 he went to the Australian Ballet School, then to the Victorian College of the Arts to study music, opera singing, then at NIDA.

“With unbridled joy, Hugh Sheridan raises the bar, lifts spirits and serves up unflinching delight. ★★★★★” Indaily Adelaide.

Hugh is a four-time Logie Award winner in the Most Popular Actor category, has starred in numerous TV series including Packed to the Rafters, Five Bedrooms and INXS: Never Tear Us Apart.

Hugh Sheridan said: “This concert is a celebration of everything that made Neil Diamond such a popular music icon. His music has become the tapestry of my life. I found we had so many crazy parallels with our lives.

SOLITARY MAN features a world-class creative team with musical direction by James Black, vocal direction by Lindsay Field, direction by Tim Schwerdt and production by Phil Bathols and Tim Woods.

James Black said: “While working on this project, I developed a great respect for Neil Diamond and his musicality. We want our audience to feel the feelings behind the songs. The songs of Hugh Sheridan and Neil Diamond are our heroes! , bass, drums, keyboards and percussion provide a classic orchestral bed for Hugh to reveal his own version with songs from all eras of Neil’s long and distinguished career.”

Phil Bathols said: “One of the most treasured moments of my childhood around 11 was when my dad asked me to listen to Hot August Night on his headphones. It made a lasting impression. That’s what who inspired me many years later to do this show but how and who could perform it when we found Hugh we hit the jackpot he is a great singer a natural showman and artist with a huge personal synergy for Neil Diamond and his music.

Tim Woods said: “When Lindsay Field suggested Hugh Sheridan and we saw him play, we quickly realized it wasn’t going to be a gig of Neil Diamond’s music with a good singer in front of a mega band. It was to be SOLITARY MAN a concert of Hugh Sheridan singing the music of Neil Diamond!”

Hugh Sheridan sings Neil Diamond – two stars, one iconic event, one concert not to be missed.

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Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House

Date and time Friday, October 21



Melbourne Arts Centre, Hamer Hall

Date and time Friday, October 28


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