Tribute to a founding father of soul music

A stunning new show featuring the music of Ray Charles will blast onto the Buxton Opera House stage this weekend.

Tuesday, 26th November 2013, 3:00 pm

Starring the multi award-winning Buzz D’Angelo as Ray Charles, along with a powerful 13-strong cast, Hit The Road Jack is a sensational tribute to the music legend.

Ray Charles has the distinction of being both a national treasure in the US and an international phenomenon.

During his remarkable 50-year career, he virtually invented soul music by bringing together the fervour of gospel, the secular lyrics and narratives of blues and country, and the big-band arrangements of jazz, to create dozens of classic rhythm and blues and rock numbers.

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The live performance features some of Ray’s most memorable and timeless songs including Unchain My Heart, Hallelujah, I Can’t Stop Loving You, Mess Around, Georgia On My Mind, What I Say and Hit The Road Jack.

Orchestrated and conducted by legendary Bee Gees Musical Director Gary Moberley, the evening promises a performance not to be missed.

Hit The Road Jack will be appearing at Buxton Opera House on Saturday November 30, at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £18 and £20, are available from the Box Office on 0845 127 2190 or online at www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.