The Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra is a nine-piece ensemble performing the hits penned by the legend himself.
“The show pays homage to a great musician, but these are talented musicians in their own right,” notes Melanie Friesen, Swift Current Arts Council President.
Formed by Musical Director John Gray(bassist and a leader on the Calgary Jazz scene) who toured with the Ray Charles Orchestra, the ensemble of the city's finest musicians recreate the one-of-a-kind sound of Ray Charles.
Featuring Grammy Award Winner Donald Ray Johnson on vocals, the group includes a solid rhythm section, a killer horn section and two backup singers known as the "Donald Raylettes."
Fans can expect to hear Charles’ greatest hits including “Georgia On My Mind”; “Mary Anne”; “Hit the Road Jack” and “Let the Good Times Roll.”
Tickets are $45 each and are available at www.ticketpro.ca (Swift Current Arts Council link) or by calling 1-888-655-9090.
“We are also promoting the concert as a great Christmas gift idea for the music lover on your list this season,” says Friesen.