Gonzo Okanagan Concert Announcements – Nazareth with Prism – Kelowna

Prospera Place


TUESDAY JULY 25th, 2017PROSPERA PLACE – KELOWNA, BCShow starts at 7:30PMTICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY MAY 26th @ 10AMwww.selectyourtickets.comCharge by Phone 250-762-5050 Tickets also available at the Prospera Place Box Office.Tickets (incl. GST) $39.50, $49.50(Plus FMF & Service charges)**RESERVED SEATING / ALL AGES**

Nazareth is without a doubt the biggest rock band to emerge from Scotland, paving the way for other great artists to come. The original members came together under Pete Agnew’s band “The Shadettes” in 1968, changing the name to NAZARETH in 1970.They toured with Deep Purple in the early 70s where they met Roger Glover who produced their breakthrough album Razamanaz in 1973 that included the hits “Broken Down Angel” and “Bad Bad Boy.” The album was followed by Loud’n’Proud later the same year featuring the single “This Flight Tonight” which became a massive hit throughout Europe and sent the band to number 1 in Germany.Then came Rampant and the massive tour in support of its release seeing the band play 50 shows in 9 countries throughout Europe and Scandinavia. The tour was quickly followed by the release of the single “My White Bicycle” which gave them another chart hit in the UK and Germany.The classic album that brought them American success and international acclaim was Hair of the Dog and its title track became a staple of Rock Radio throughout the world.From 1971 till now Nazareth have recorded 23 studio albums, earning them platinum, gold and silver awards throughout the world with 3 platinum and 9 gold albums coming from Canada alone.Their latest release, Rock’n’Roll Telephone (2014) was described by one music press critic simply as “one more masterpiece”.The line up today consists of Jimmy Murrison on guitar, Lee Agnew on drums, Pete Agnew (founder member since he can’t remember) and new singer Carl Sentence who joined the band in 2015 after Dan McCafferty had to retire due to ill health. Reviewing one of the first shows with Carl performing as lead singer, a member of the Rock press confirmed what the band members already agreed that: “He fits right in as a man on a mission to prove his worth and totally nails it. He has mastery of the material and wears the songs like an old leather jacket.”Joining Nazareth for the show at Prospera Place is Canadian rock band PRISM, formed in the early Vancouver rock scene in 1977. They were originally active from 1977 to 1984 and have been active again from 1987 to present. Their classic line-up consisted of lead singer Ron Tabak, guitarist Lindsay Mitchell, keyboardist John Hall, bass guitarist Allen Harlow, and drummer Rocket Norton. Since 2010, Prism’s line-up has been Al Harlow (vocals, guitar, bass), Gary Grace (drums, percussion, backing vocals), Marc Gladstone (keyboards, backing vocals) and Tad Goddard (bass, backing vocals).The band’s sound is a mix of Album-oriented rock (AOR) and pop rock, and they have released a total of thirteen studio albums, three compilation albums, and one live album.Prism’s success has been primarily in Canada where they won the Canadian music industry Juno Award for Group of the Year in 1981, although they also reached the US top 40 charts with 1981’s “Don’t Let Him Know“. Prism is also noteworthy for launching the careers of several former group members, including international record producer Bruce Fairbairn, songwriter Jim Vallance, Powder Blues Band frontman Tom Lavin, and Headpins and Chilliwack musician Ab Bryant. A pre-fame Bryan Adams also contributed as a songwriter to several early Prism releases.


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