One of the best Johnny Cash tribute bands in Europe will perform in Clonmel later this month to raise badly needed funds for Clonmel Society of St Vincent de Paul.
St.Vincentde Paul,Clonmel will host a spectacular double tribute night when ‘Johnny Cash’tribute Barry Winters will share the stage with Londoner Spider Webb who will perform a ‘Cliff Richard’ tribute.
Among the organisers of the event is well known Carrick on Suir man Stephen Travers, a member of the famous Miami Showband. The musical promoter is involved in organising similar events for Vincent de Paul in other locations and is delighted to bring the show to this area.
“We don’t need to be reminded that times are tough. Through no fault of their own,
many Irish people now find themselves at their wits’ end, unable to afford even the bare necessities of life. The Saint Vincent de Paul Society, long a friend to the poor, now finds itself stretched to the limit as “the new poor” now includes those once seen as its natural benefactors rather than its beneficiaries,” said Stephen
He urged people to support the Vincent de Paul by enjoying the tribute special which will be held at the Park Hotel in Clonmel on Friday November 25 (8pm). Tickets available at Park Hotel.
“We can all help by simply enjoying ourselves.Just by singing and dancing the night away to the greatest hits of Johnny Cash and Cliff Richard and The
Shadows, we can do something truly wonderful for those less fortunate than ourselves,” said Stephen.
Also on the bill will be “Little Miss Dynamite”,
Andrea, who specialises in singing the hits of Dusty
Springfield, Millie “My Boy Lollipop” Small, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, June Carter, Helen Shapiro, Loretta Lynn and Lulu.,
“The greatest cause of all is to help our own and people can have a great night out as well,” said Stephen.
Barry Winters has been captivated by the music of “The Man in Black” ever since “The Johnny Cash Show” first aired on TV way back in 1969. As a child, Barry warmly recalls singing along to “Forty Shades of Green”; the world-wide hit that Cash wrote on a memorable trip to Ireland. As a young teenager, with a borrowed guitar and a book full of chords, Barry totally committed-to-memory the hits of Johnny Cash and mastered the “boom-chicka-boom” trademark sound of The Tennessee Three. In 1984, at The Cork Opera House, Barry Winters(right) and Johnny Cash met for the first time and struck up an instant rapport. The talented Cork man is renowned for his spine-tingling authenticity and honest performance of the music of Johnny Cash.