Saturday 28 July
All tickets $25.00
Presented by Ipswich Civic Centre
It was Australia’s King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, the late Johnny O’Keefe, who discovered John Anthony Hurley singing and playing the piano in a Sydney hotel talent quest at the age of 14. Young Johnny Hurley won the talent quest and the very next week, after changing his name from John to Jade, J’OK introduced him on the ABC Rock ‘n’ Roll television show 6 O’Clock Rock.
O’Keefe produced Jade’s first album and named it … and Jade … AUSTRALIA’S KING of COUNTRY ROCK. The title has stuck.
Today, his vibrant show includes classics … Rockin’ All Over The World, Old Time Rock & Roll, Running Bear, Peggy Sue, Great Balls Of Fire, Runaway, You Raise Me Up, his wonderful piano instrumental Chariots Of Fire … and of course his own number 1 hits Down In The Riverina, It’s All Over Now, and his latest smash hit off his huge selling “NAKED” CD … I Don’t Look Good Naked Anymore.
As well as being a headline act in his own right, Jade Hurley has toured with some of the all-time greats including Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash, Johnny Ray, Woody Herman and Don Williams, as well as Johnny O’Keefe throughout Ireland, America, New Zealand and Australia.
He continues to present his high energy rock & roll and country music show to packed audiences and standing ovations.
EVERY TIME YOU SEE THIS EXTRAORDINARY AUSSIE PIANO MAN JADE HURLEY ROCKING AWAY AND JUMPING ALL OVER HIS PIANO, YOU GET THE SAME HIGH CLASS PERFORMANCE. WE JUST DON’T KNOW HOW HE DOES IT OR WHERE HE GETS THE ENERGY FROM (American Press)