This Saturday, Clacton’s West Cliff Theatre will be holding a tribute show for the queen and king of country music, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. The show titled, Islands In The Stream will be celebrating the story of Rogers and Parton who are the biggest country music stars in the world.
The play will be starring Peter White and Andrea Pattison in the main roles and the show will be full of some the duo’s biggest hits including Coward of the County, The Gambler, Here You Come Again, 9 to 5, Jolene, Lady, Ruby,
Love is like a butterfly and I Will Always Love You.
Andrea has been a professional singer for a number of years and mainly performs at functions and weddings. She decided to take a chance on being a tribute singer in order to expand her audience when her style and sound were compared to Dolly Parton. She went ahead and formed a band named the Partoners and together they recorded an album that featured Dolly Parton’s most popular songs. Islands In The Stream is currently on a nationwide theatre tour and Andrea is also performing her own solo shows.
However, the show isn’t all about Parton and will also feature some of Andrea’s own music. In 2008, she finally released an album of original songs titled, Stormy’s Daughter. This had been her life-long ambition and it was dedicated to her father, Ernest ‘Stormy’ Pattison, who had passed away three years earlier. The album was based on Andrea’s own experiences growing up as part in Sunderland as part of a large working class family.
Peter White doesn’t just sound like Kenny Rogers, he even looks like the country music superstar and has enjoyed success in many parts of the country and the world including Orkney, Isle of Wight, St Lucia and Dubai. He has also appeared on Doctors, Casualty, Pasco, Stars In Their Eyes and Dalziel.
Islands In The Stream will be showing at the West Cliff on Saturday from 8 in the evening. Tickets are available for £22.
Kenny Rogers has been in the music business for most of his life and in that time has sold more than 100 million records around the world. Dolly Parton is the most honoured female country musician of all time and has also gone past the 100 million sales mark.