Rebecca O`Connor wowed the crowd as Tina Turner at Noosa Heads SLSC.
Rebecca O`Connor wowed the crowd as Tina Turner at Noosa Heads SLSC. Geoff Potter

Tribute show simply the best

SHE came, she performed and Rebecca O’Connor and her band delighted more than 500 people.

Last Thursday week, on a winter evening, Noosa’s rock ‘n’ roll promoter and drummer Dennis Dunstan presented the Tina Turner Concept Show at Noosa Heads Surf Club.

Considering the timing it could have been dead loss, instead it was the night babyboomers turned out in droves to shake their collective booty.

The success is still being talked about and many people believe it’s proof it’s time for Noosa to embrace a wider live music scene.

“Just goes to show if you have a quality show at a reasonable price, the people will come,” Dennis said.

Dennis Dunstan knows rock ‘n’ roll having started out as a drummer in Melbourne, he travelled the world and ended up managing Fleetwood Mac in the 80’s.

Now settled with his family in Noosa, Dennis is still in the business and making it happen with local musicians.

The seven piece backing band was a perfect mix of long- term Sunshine Coast professional musicians.

THE BAND

Backing band:

Floyd Jones (Guitar / backing vocals) Ric Halstead (Saxophone / keyboards) Ricky Poole (Bass / backing vocals)Dennis Dunstan (Drums) Sharon Brooks (Backing Vocals) John ’Nymo’ Nyman (Keyboards) Jalberto Maldonado (Percussion)

The star

Noosa Surf Club was the first of off her 45 date Australian concert tour. It’s then on to New Zealand, South Africa and Las Vegas over the next 12 months.


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