From the era that brought the world The Rubik’s Cube, power ballads, big hair, and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, comes this 1980’s Electric Dreams Showcase. The opening night is on Wednesday 15th May at 6:00pm; with four more shows on the following Thursday and Friday.
This year’s showcase will bring together the combined talents of all AIM departments to present two hours of dazzling entertainment. The spectacle will romp through the best and most iconic moments of contemporary music, covering several distinct genres of contemporary 1980’s sounds, which range from electronica, post punk, British contemporary, mainstream to dance.
The showcase will provide these students with ‘real performance experience’, in front of a live audience with complete lighting and audio-visual packaging. Contemporary student, Gianni Zaetta-Mosely, will be one of the performers on the show: “I will be singing ‘Kiss On My List’ by Hall & Oates… All the ideas for sets, costumes etc. are coming together and it looks like it’s going to be pretty wild!”
Other stars on the night include Ben Leighton with ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go Go’ by Wham, Natasha Giannone with ‘Material Girl’ by Madonna, Lewis Wade and Mali Koa-Hood with ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’ by Foreigner, as well as tributes to the greats: Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson, (just to name a few!)
These performers will be accompanied by AIM’s House band, comprising of Mark Costa on Bass, John Bettison on guitar, Dave Plenty on drums, Jesse Schadel on keyboard, Tom Lindner on guitar and baritone saxophone, Paul Thorne, James Kapuan, and Dave Hughes on Trumpet, Kei Aroaka and Callum Jan on sax, Henry Moncrieff on percussion and Katie Carr on backing vocals.
Come along and support our AIM students, they will be sure to have you dancing in your seats! Tickets are free to the public and bookings can be made through http://www.aim.edu.au/news-and-events/events/electric-dreams-showcase.asp.