NAT KING-COLE TRIBUTE CONCERT + CAT BALLOU ON SCREEN

Rating: G
Length: 240 mins
Cast: Jane Fonda, Lee Marvin, Michael Callan
Session Times (click preferred session time to book):
Sun 27th Oct:

DORIAN MODE

While other teens were buying Cold Chisel and ACDC records, Dorian was spending his pocket money on Nat King Cole records, imitating Nat’s piano and vocal stylings (and has the playground bruises to prove it!). A lifelong fan, Dorian meticulously researched Nat’s catalogue to choose twenty iconic original arrangements to transcribe and weave into a show about Nat’s life.

Since 2015, Dorian has performed the show to sell out crowds across the country – from Sydney’s Independent Theatre, to sell out shows at the Gold Coast Performing Arts Centre. A natural entertainer, Dorian and his swinging trio will take you through Nat Cole’s journey to stardom in fascinating anecdote and song, including the classics: Unforgettable, Route 66 and Paper Moon.

Dorian Mode is both a multi-award winning musician and writer of laugh-out-loud books: A Cafe in Venice (Penguin) and Mozart Maulers (Penguin) have been bestsellers here and in Europe while Dorian’s last CD was awarded two ABC Music Awards. He has recorded over seven CDs for such labels as EMI and ABC Jazz. And over the years has performed numerous jazz festivals, theatres and concerts including the Sydney Opera House. His entertaining shows are not to be missed!

REVIEWS:
“Nature Boy, Sweet Lorraine, Ramblin’ Rose, Just You Just Me, Straighten Up and Fly Right, When I Fall in Love, Orange Coloured Sky” were some of the songs that Nat made hits. Dorian not only tells these wonderful stories but still had time to sing and play 18-20 songs (I counted – BRIAN FANE. (Jazz Presenter) Sunshine Coast

“Mode’s lyrics are pastel-hued and observations and gentle confessions. Swirling amid the sensitive playing are musically resourceful songs, overlaid with words containing poignant little stings, which suck you into Mode’s very personal and satisfying vision”
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. JOHN SHAND.

“Mode swings stylishly with songs that conjure up late night moods through their upbeat melancholy and seductive grooves”
SUNDAY TIMES

“He shares a lot of characteristics with other jazz artist such as Vince Jones and Harry Connick Jnr; a sense of heritage and delivery that is somehow simultaneously warm yet cool, and the power to fill a room with a velvet ambience that enshrouds and engulfs”
ON THE STREET

PLUS! ON SCREEN! CLASSIC OSCAR WINNING COMEDY “CAT BALLOU” (G)
Lee Marvin won the Oscar for his hilarious performance in this 1960’s Jane Fonda western comedy.
Nat King Cole and Stubby Kaye sing throughout the film to advance the story line.
“Great performances and an innovative approach make this one to watch out for.” **** EMPIRE.

Official Trailer