Country music fans were in for a treat when Europe’s leading multi-tribute show arrived at Hawick Town Hall on Saturday 15 September.
As seen in London’s West End and featured on Sky TV, the Country Superstars took its audience on a journey back through time to meet some of the most influential country music icons in history. The truly unique show was hosted by Sarah Jayne, who has been performing as Dolly Parton for over 25 years and is a leading tribute to the Queen of Country. Sarah Jayne’s homage to the star included some of Dolly’s biggest hits such as 9to5, Jolene, Coat of Many Colours, Love Is Like a Butterfly, I Will Always Love You and Islands in the Stream. Such is her popularity Sarah Jayne even played for VIP Guests at the behest of Dolly Parton herself on two World Tours at the O2 Arena London while, she was described by Kenny Rogers as, “Europe’s leading tribute act.”
Sarah Jayne told us: “I’ve always loved Dolly Parton, I think she’s a great role model to people of all ages from being a successful performer and fun loving theme park owner to a successful businesswoman and philanthropist. I have a job that most people dream of. Travelling the world and bringing joy to many people and I can honestly say I get to live that dream every week.
Before the performance she said: “I’m really looking forward to performing at Hawick Town Hall, I’ve heard that the Borders people really love country music and a great night out, so saddle up!”
The Country Superstars experience is a renowned tribute act offering a polished and huge show brought to the Borders. Each artist not only looks and sounds like the country star they portray, these professional performers transform themselves through hours of practice at their craft. Every detail is taken into consideration from script, choice of songs, hair, make-up and mannerisms, as well as professional costumes and props.
Vocal impersonator Andy Crust co-hosts and the show also includes the Tennessee Allstars Band and tributes to Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Billie Jo Spears, Kenny rogers, Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette, Garth Brooks, John Denver and Glen Campbell.
Our Facilities Manager, Ben said: “Hawick Town Hall is a wonderful space located in the heart of the town, and the perfect place to showcase these artists. We are investing time, effort and budget into a series of live music evening performances across the town halls in the Borders to ensure these valuable community assets facilitate lively, fun and high quality events for all locals as well as visitors.”
We hope this programme of events will breathe new life into local town halls and be the start of more top quality acts regularly performing across the Borders.
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