We are giving away a pair of show only tickets to Tony Starlight’s Tribute to Elton John’s 70th Birthday on March 25. To win, comment on this post: What’s your favorite Elton John song and why? Winner will be drawn and emailed Wednesday, March 22.
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Tony Starlight’s Tribute to Elton John’s 70th Birthday
March 25, 2017
Dinner 6:45 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | 21+
Premier Dinner & Show $74 (private table close to stage)
Standard Dinner & Show $64
General Admission Show Only $30 (Bar height seating, limited small plate menu available, $10 minimum)
Tony Starlight Showroom
1125 SE Madison, Suite 103G, Portland, OR 97214
March 25 is Elton John’s birthday and we want to celebrate. Along with the great lyrics of Bernie Taupin, Elton John created and performed some of the best pop music the world has ever known. The first set will be nothing but Elton John and Bernie Taupin classics like “Your Song”, “Daniel”, “Rocket Man”, “Honkey Cat”, “Philadelphia Freedom”, “Benny and the Jets”, “Crocodile Rock” and many others. The second set will be our usual AM Gold show, featuring soft rock hits from the AM dial.
Why AM Gold?
“Not every radio had FM capabilities, especially in cars. The AM dial was played in stores and restaurants and in the Country Squire Station Wagon that I rode in, sans seat belts. I absorbed these songs and they are a part of me. A few lines of ‘Rocket Man’ and I’m taken back to a time of polyester, bell bottoms and Evel Knievel.”
“We are always shocked at how the audience seems to know all the words to every song in our playlist. To hear the crowd sing “even though we ain’t got money, I’m so in love with you honey” or “give me the beat boys and free my soul, I wanna get lost in your Rock n’ Roll and drift away” is magical. It’s like a big campfire sing-along, K-Tel style!” -Tony Starlight, AM Gold Seventies Soft Rock Show
What started as a monthly Neil Diamond Tribute has grown into a soft rock explosion! Tony Starlight makes an evening out of performing songs from the stalwarts of the AM dial in the 1970s. Artists like Elton John, Neil Diamond, Carole King, Jim Croce, Little River Band, Carly Simon, Gordon Lightfoot, Paul Simon, Barry Manilow and Billy Joel. One hit wonders like “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)”, “Dancin’ In The Moonlight”, “Welcome Back”, “Seasons In The Sun” and much, much more.
TONY’S AM GOLD BAND:
Tony Starlight: Vocals and Acoustic Guitar
Craig Bidondo: Pianist
Bo Ayars: Keyboards
Micah Hummel: Drums
Dennis Caiazza: Bass
Barbara Ayars: Vocals
Nick O’Donnell: Electric Guitar
Sean Chiles: Lighting
Aaron Barryman: Sound and video