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The Joe Cocker Experience Has Fans Feelin’ Alright

Story: Alyssa Mackay
Published On : Feb 20, 2024
The Joe Cocker Experience Has Fans Feelin’ Alright
Get ready for an unforgettable night of music and nostalgia paying tribute to the one and only Joe Cocker.

Australian blues artist Chev Wilson will lead a 10-piece band in The Joe Cocker Experience, coming to the Redcliffe Entertainment Centre in April.

Chev, who has been performing Joe Cocker’s music from a young age, said he joined the Joe Cocker band a bit over a year ago and had learned his whole catalogue.

“I’ve been performing as a live entertainer professionally for over 15 years but I started singing when I was only about 6-7 years old, jumping on stage with my dad and some of his friends who had bands in the late nineties,” he said.

“I’ve been performing Joe Cocker’s music throughout that time. I learned a handful of his songs over the years. I’ve been performing The Letter since I was about 10 years old.”

The Joe Cocker Experience, presented by The Good Company, will take the audience on a journey through Joe’s career, including his early days in Sheffield to his iconic performance at Woodstock and beyond.

“The audience can expect one absolutely awesome Joe Cocker show where we go through all of Joe’s big songs and we take people on a journey back to the music of Joe Cocker,” Chev said.

Chev and the band will perform hits such as Leave Your Hat On, You Are So Beautiful, Up Where We Belong, Hitchcock Railway, Delta Lady, Unchain My Heart, The Letter, With A Little Help From My Friends, Feelin ’Alright and more.

“I think my favourite Joe Cocker song would probably be Many Rivers, just ‘cause it’s a really, really great song to sing and it has so much really raw human emotion in it,” Chev said.

He added he believed Joe’s timeless appeal came from his personality and “the fact that he was such a journeyman”. 

“People really loved that rawness and the fact that he just went up there and he left nothing behind,” he said. “He was always 110 percent that guy when he was on stage and I think that’s what makes him so popular and so memorable as an artist.”

Tickets start at $44 (excluding booking fee). To book tickets go to www.redcliffeentertainmentc...

The Joe Cocker Experience
Saturday, 13 April, 7.30pm
Redcliffe Entertainment Centre
Downs Street, Redcliffe.