• Keegan Thomson

Motown comes to the west


THE glitz and glamour of Las Vegas will be on show in western Sydney when Songs in the Key of Motown return with their spectacular live concert production.

Direct from the Vegas Strip the show features seasoned Motown and R&B performers Spectrum and Radiance, who’ll perform classics from The Temptations, The Supremes, the Jackson Five and so many more.

The front man of Spectrum, Cushney Roberts, said the show will bring a big slice of Vegas and Motown to the west with a 14 piece band.

“We’re going to try our very hardest to get people dancing and clapping along because this show is going to be unlike anything anyone has seen before,” Cushney said. “The crowd is always responsive to our performances.”

“We have a massive backing band and everyone will get some time to do a solo, the men do this great Jackson Five medley which will get people dancing,” he said.

Cushney said the show is separated into three acts of a kind each with their own specialities and individualities.

“Spectrum is a mens Motown band so we take up one act, Radiance is the women’s band and they’re another act, then finally the third act brings us all together and we just jam and sing all together on the stage,” he said.

Above all other things the one thing Cushney said he is most proud of is the authenticity of the performance.

“The show is very slick with costume changes, original material with a live band,” he said. “All of our show is researched and prepared in a way that makes it 100 per cent authentic.”

One of the things which sets Songs in the Key of Motown apart from other shows, says Cushney, is that the band stays behind and mingles with the punters after the concert.

“We love to get to know our fans,” he said. “They’ve paid good money to see us so we love to get in and meeting and greet the people after our shows.”

Songs in the Key of Motown will be performing at the Evans Theatre in Penrith Panthers on Friday October 7. You can book tickets 4720 5555.


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