Dean Bourne and Fallon to perform as Orbison and Del Shannon in Ballarat

Dean Bourne and Fallon will play together for a special 50th anniversary show in Ballarat on Saturday. PHOTO Contributed.

Dean Bourne and Fallon will play together for a special 50th anniversary show in Ballarat on Saturday. PHOTO Contributed.

INTERNATIONALLY renowned artists Dean Bourne and Fallon have reunited for a special anniversary show for the first time in Ballarat.

Bourne and Fallon will play together for a 50th anniversary show at the Wendouree Centre for the Performing Arts to mark the release of the iconic worldwide hit song by Roy Orbison, Pretty Woman.

Celebrating the music of Orbison and Del Shannon, the pair is set to relive Orbison’s and Shannon’s 1964 one-night-only concert together, performing all their unforgettable rock and roll hits. Described as one of the world’s greatest exponents of the hits and music of Roy Orbison, Bourne says audiences can expect to relive the 1960s and the songs that made Orbison so popular among fans.

“It is a unique tribute show with the ability to touch people and bring back the memories of that era,” Bourne says.

Hugely popular in the 1960s, Bourne says fans are just as mesmerised by Orbison’s songs as ever.

“Roy was an iconic performer, he was and still is regarded as one of the greatest singers in the world,” Bourne says. “He delivered songs in a way only he could. He was unique and didn’t write music like everyone else at the time that, coupled with his voice, was different, unique and wonderful.

“He is someone everyone can enjoy – I’ve seen a lot of younger people coming to our shows and say ‘I didn’t realise Roy sung this’.” Fallon who will bring to life once again the songs of American rock and roll star Del Shannon, including Hats off to Larry, Handyman and Swiss Maid.

“Fallon just rocks the house with hits after hits,” Bourne says. Performing for the first time in Ballarat, Bourne says it was decided that it was important to bring the show to regional areas and hopes fans will enjoy the chance to relive Orbison’s biggest hits including Crying, Dream Baby, Danny Boy and Candy Man.

“We’re really looking forward to showing it to people who haven’t had the chance to see it yet,” he says.

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