HRH Meghan would have loved this band at her second wedding!
‘Features songs that traverse the life cycle of love, marriage, divorce and back again …. deliberately uncomfortable at times, but always hilarious.’ In Daily Adelaide News
Everyone is familiar with the wedding singer, the guy at the wedding reception singing those gooey romantic songs that speak of everlasting love. Songs about finding the one true love. That’s the first wedding! What about the second wedding? Which songs do you have at your second go at everlasting matrimony?
Enter the Second Wedding Singer! Simon Hill (Yon) is not only a third of Tripod, he’s also the Second Wedding Singer. Ready to tie the knot again? You’re gonna need someone to sing you through that. Backed by his eight-piece brass band, the Brass Ring, Simon serenades your re-coupling, reminding you that it will be better this time because it was so bad the last time. Originally commissioned by Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Second Wedding Singer premiered at the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent in June 2017 to rave reviews.
‘A hell of a show … Hall plays a great MC, intertwining brilliantly arranged songs with tales of love, loss and his mate with a foot fetish. I know who I’d be booking for my second wedding if my marriage went belly up.’ Adelaide Advertiser
When asked why he created this show Simon said, ‘I’m at an age where a lot of my married friends are in all kinds of stages of having just split up, probably looking to or should or never will,’ Seventeen years married himself he adds, ‘So these are the kinds of things I think about. My work process was to write a bunch of songs, write thoughts down, think up a framework to present those ideas and then ask myself if it’s worth presenting it as a one-hour show, the answer was yes! The show is very much about change and how people grow up and grow out of other people.’
The performance, featuring soon to be hits, ‘My Parents’ Breakup (Was Better Than Your Parents’ Breakup)’, ‘Guilt is My Engine’ and ‘Left Out of a Threesome’, Simon will manage your expectations with sweetness but firmness.
Concert-goers will be pleased to know there may also be some audience participation!
Thursday 7 & Friday 8 June 2018, 7pm
Saturday 9 June 2018, 4pm & 7pm
Salon (One hour no interval)
Tickets $45 ($35 concession)
Simon Hall writer
Alan Brough director
Brenton Broadstock arranger
Rod Gilbert music director
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