Recommended – Neil Diamond Tribute, John Elliott Theatre, Saturday, October 17 at 8 pm, $32

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mark thomas 2Neil Diamond fans are in for a treat when international touring tribute artist Mark Thomas brings his show “Neil Diamond: The Greatest Hits Tribute” to the John Elliott Theatre. Thomas has performed his tribute across North America and Europe and is highly regarded for his portrayal of Neil.

Being a tribute artist is one of the most challenging professions as it requires a number of disciplines and commitments. Not only is a ‘good look’ essential, but a quality voice is paramount, especially when you’ve chosen to emulate Neil Diamond. Equipped with unwavering determination and a strong baritone voice (from his Welsh ancestry), Mark left a career in corporate finance to pursue his life-long dream. Mark has spent the last five years cultivating Neil’s persona and honing his vocal skills to recreate the image and sound of not only his idol but one of the world’s most recognized music icons. He showcases his ability to recreate the sound and showmanship that has made Neil a true icon admired by the young and old worldwide.

Mark has all the favourites, and then some, in his repertoire spanning Neil’s 40+ years of entertaining. He gives a high energy interactive show each and every time he performs. One of Mark’s entertainment objectives is to whisk the audience away, by performing that one song that brings back a fond memory. Having attained international status through countless performances in both Canada and the U.S. (and now most recently the United Kingdom), Mark’s tribute act to this legendary star has become a ‘must-see’ for all Neil Diamond fans.

The “Greatest Hits” show celebrates the American singer-songwriter, a successful artist who has sold over 115 million records and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. This audience-interactive show features fantastic live musical performances of “Cracklin Rosie”, “Song Sung Blue”, “Desiree”, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”, “Love on the Rocks”, “America”, “I’m A Believer”, and of course “Sweet Caroline” amongst the many favourites.

Backed by the Memphis Cats, don’t miss Mark Thomas when he comes to Georgetown!

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