ON STAGE: Darren Coggan pays tribute to Cat Stevens for one day only at Jetty Theatre.
ON STAGE: Darren Coggan pays tribute to Cat Stevens for one day only at Jetty Theatre. Russell Cherry

Get on board the 1970s peace train

IN THE ’70s, Cat Stevens was the ultimate rock star. Talented, charismatic, with a seemingly endless succession of beautiful melodies.

He sold more than 60 million albums, earned enough money to last several lifetimes, and enjoyed all the trappings of fame. But he wanted more out of life. So at the height of his career he walked away.

Peace Train – a tribute to Cat Stevens, is a night of music and story-telling, a journey back in time, seeking out the man in the music and telling the story behind the songs. Hear 25 hits sung with remarkable authenticity by one of Australia’s most exciting artists, Darren Coggan.

Go on a ride of discovery, back through the joys and the sorrows, the triumphs and the pain, in a celebration of the life of one of the most inspiring and prolific singer songwriters of our time.

“I had the privilege of being invited to London to meet with the great Cat Stevens in 2007 and I heard first hand some of the many anecdotes and stories that we share with the audience,” Mr Coggan said.

“Cat’s timeless songs and his messages of peace, tolerance and understanding are just as important in our world today as when they were first written, perhaps even more so.”

Cat Stevens defined a generation. Songs such as Moonshadow, Wild World, Peace Train, Where Do the Children Play, Father & Son, Morning Has Broken, First Cut Is The Deepest, and many more, continue to unite the world.

Show: Peace Train – a tribute to Cat Stevens

Venue: Jetty Memorial Theatre.

Date: July 2 at 2pm & 8pm.

Tickets: www.jetty theatre.com or 6652 8088.



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