Sun Rising at Koorliny Arts Centre


Relive some of the classic songs out of Memphis at the Sun Rising: The Songs That Made Memphis show.
Relive some of the classic songs out of Memphis at the Sun Rising: The Songs That Made Memphis show.

EXPECT an unforgettable night of reminiscing and music when the critically acclaimed production Sun Rising: The Songs That Made Memphis lights up Koorliny Arts Centre’s stage.

Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Rufus Thomas Jnr and Howlin’ Wolf all had one thing in common – they all launched their careers at the famous Sun Record Company in Memphis.

Sun Rising: The Songs That Made Memphis brilliantly relives the music and stories of Sun’s early years (1950-57), paying homage to the artists including Ike Turner, Howlin’ Wolf, BB King, Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Sun’s owner/producer Sam Phillips.

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Special guest Cookie Baker, Adelaide’s cabaret darling, will join Sun Rising for some rousing renditions of songs by some of Sun’s female artists.

The show was the brainchild of good friends Damon Smith and David Cosma.

David has a love of everything Elvis and Damon is under the influence of Jerry Lee’s manic piano playing.

The duo put together a rip-roaring collection of hilarious anecdotes, including stories from people who had met, played with or seen any Sun artists perform live. Designed to inform and educate the audience while rocking them senseless, the critically acclaimed show has been selling out across the country.

Sun Rising: The Songs That Made Memphis shows on March 11 at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost $25 standard and $23 concession.

For more information visit www.koorliny.com.au or call the box office on 9467 7118.