Digger Revell & Vicky O’Keefe (Johnny O’Keefe 40th Anniversary)
DIGGER REVELL and VICKY O’KEEFE, TOGETHER IN CONCERT.
” ROCK and ROLL…. The Best Years of Our Lives.. ! “
An Original…. A Pioneer. Still captivating audiences all over the land for 5 decades! Digger presents all of his Top 40 Hits of the 60’s,.. Rockabilly…. RnR… Country… Ballads , and his incredible Al JOLSON Tribute that has audiences on their feet, demanding more… ! Over 60 National Television appearance.
The daughter of our KING of AUSTRALIAN ROCK and ROLL – JOHNNY O’KEEFE! Vicky delivers a moving Tribute to her father which leaves audiences totally mesmerised, joyous, tearful and emotional in a marvellous trip down memory lane… !
VICKY and DIGGER create an unforgettable musical experience. Performed with some of Australia’s very best musicians.
DIGGER REVELL: Digger is one of our Originals, a Pioneer of Australian RnR.
Digger hit our music scene with a bang in 1959 as “DIGGER REVELL and the DENVERMEN.”.. and today, five decades later, is still captivating Australian audiences.
Digger has starred in over 60 National television appearances, including SIX O’ CLOCK ROCK, BANDSTAND, SING SING SING, THE JOHNNY O’KEEFE SHOW, SYDNEY STADIUM, etc.
Three No. 1 Hit Records and Fifteen hits in our Top Ten.
Digger completed more tours of war torn VIETNAM than any other artist in the world… He still receives fan mail and appreciation letters from both American ex servicemen as well as our Aussie diggers.
He has performed throughout S.E. Asia, Japan, UK, Europe, RnR cruises. His planned 3 month tour of USA was so incredibly well received, Digger and his band stayed for 2 1/2 years, wowing American audiences.
Digger regularly performs in theatres and concert halls with the ABC’s MACCA… ” Australia All Over “.
Today, Digger continues to perform to capacity houses, reliving those incredible “60’s”. His famous AL JOLSON Tribute has audiences on their feet !
VICKY O’KEEFE: Vicky O’Keefe, daughter of legendary Johnny O’Keefe, presents a unique tribute to her father which leaves her audience mesmerised, joyous and tearful after an emotional trip down memory lane.
Vicky presents a moving duet with her dad on the big screen akin to Nat and Natalie King Cole. This was due to public demand, modern technology and a yearning to perform with her father after losing him at a very young age and never fulfilling the dream and plan of singing on stage together. She incorporated this with a tribute CD -“I’m Counting on You” which she launched at the Casinos nationally.
Vicky started playing the piano when she was five and picked up a guitar shortly after. Her mother also played the piano and both parents encouraged music in the family. Coming from such a musical background it was a natural progression to also sing and write songs followed by regular live performances at school concerts.
After losing her Dad at seventeen, Vicky threw herself into her music becoming a prolific songwriter and formed her first original rock band VOKROK touring the east coast of Australia in the early 80’s when the pub scene was booming. She scored a publishing contract with Warners Music and a record deal with RCA records. Her first international support tour was with the legendary Rick Nelson (Garden Party) followed by Suzie Quatro and America. She also opened for Aussie rockers Midnight Oil, Goanna and Dragon to name a few. These performances led to regular television appearances on high rating music and variety shows.
Vicky relocated to Melbourne in the mid 80’s after disbanding and worked in the nightclubs with her brother Peter adapting a more jazzy style. They also collaborated in song writing creating a moving ballad for their father – ‘Keep the Candle Burning’. This song has become a highlight in Vicky’s live performances.
Vicky’s soulful voice and emotional performances have matured and she has developed as an artist and songwriter with a wonderful legacy and a catalogue of over 200 original songs. Vicky loves to connect with her audience, ‘’Keep the Candle Burning’ for father and follow her dreams to play music.
When: October 7, 2018
Where: Main Stage Live and Free