The 9-piece band – fronted by Chris Hindle as Joliet ‘Jake’ Blues and Gareth Davey as Elwood Blues -arrive at the Alhambra Theatre next month to perform the biggest and most loved Motown anthems along with all the Blue Brothers classics you know and love.
There will be hits from the likes of Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Sam and Dave, James Brown, The Temptations. The Four Tops, Jackson 5 and the Supremes -many of which were featured in the Blues Brothers films.
Chris, who is also the show’s musical arranger and producer said:
“One of the things I love about being a Chicago Blues Brother is the chance to carry on the legacy of the legendary John Belushi as Jake Blues; he was a crazy, funny guy who was unpredictable and wild – very much like me! ‘Motown Mission’ is a great show – we perform original music from the Blues Brothers films as well as many hits from the 50s, 60s, and 70s and wherever we go, audiences know most of the numbers – it’s a total blast from start to finish!”
Jake and Elwood (wearing trademark shades of course) are joined onstage by a live band with a brass section and backing vocalists. There’s also a Blues Brothers-style set and lights.
The Chicago Blues Brothers capture the sound, energy, humour and characters that propelled John Landis’ classic 1980 film to worldwide fame. ‘The Blues Brothers’ starred John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles and many more and achieved worldwide cult status.