PETER COMBE BRINGS THE PARTY TO THE ROAD FOR THE LIVE IT UP AND BELLY FLOP IN A PIZZA AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Mums, Dads & Kiddies rejoice! The icon of children’s entertainment, Peter Combe has returned with a new album – Live It Up - and a massive national tour to celebrate the CD release.
An ARIA-award winning performer, Peters career has spanned three decades and he is known for his timeless classics that have stood the test of generations, Wash Your Face With Orange Juice, Spaghetti Bolognaise, Toffee Apple, Juicy Juicy Green Grass and Newspaper Mama!
Live It Up, Peter’s 15th album, involves Peter’s family, including his grandchildren who inspired some of the songs and stories. Live It Up will have pride of place on the national tour show set lists alongside Peter’s greatest hits from his 35 years of prolific songwriting.
“When I do a matinee, the audience usually consists of adults in their 30’s who come along because they want their children to hear the songs they grew up on,” Peter says. “What’s really delightful is when you see the parents singing and they know the lyrics better than the children!”
Peter’s songs are unquestionably a sing-a-long extravaganza for all ages and his shows are often reviewed as ‘the happiest place on earth’.
“The reason the track Live It Up came about is because of my daughter, who runs a performing arts school,” says Peter. “She wanted a song to finish off a show, a finale, a celebratory, big theatre kind of song for kids. Live It Up is that song, and you can imagine finishing up a show with it. I’m looking forward to doing it on this tour.”
This tour also includes local performing arts children who will be joining Peter on stage at each concert. Encouraging the up-and-coming performers of the future is important. “As a children’s performer, it’s always seemed the most natural thing in the world to work with children on stage,” he says. “I’ve done this all the way through my career. On the Live It Up… And Belly Flop in a Pizza! tour I’ll be working with different local children’s dancers and/or choirs in each of the capital cities. It’s an aspect of the tour that I’m looking forward to enormously!”
Peter has won three ARIAs for Best Children’s Album, has been awarded seven gold and two platinum CDs and has notched up over a million sales – he is a trailblazer of Australian children’s music and sees no end in sight for his songwriting, recording and touring.
“The great part of touring is performing,” says Peter. “Of all the things I do, the hardest part is writing and creating. Recording is the second hardest thing you do. In a funny kind of way, the great reward you get after writing and recording, mixing and mastering, is finally going on the road and singing. Singing will always remain as something I love to do. I love to sing, that’s my reward.”
I caught up with Peter to ask him about the album & tour and have a sing-a-long... (viewer warning - I can not sing!)
We have 3 copies of Peters new album Live It Up to giveaway, 3 family passes to the Melbourne show and 4 tix to the 18+ show at The Corner Hotel, Melbourne.
To go in the draw to win simply let us know which prize you would like (CD, Kids Show on 24th June, Adult Show on 25th June) and what your fave Peter Combe song is - all in 25-words or less. GOOD LUCK! Entry & details over on Facebook!
Tickets for Peter Combe’s Live It Up – Belly Flop in a Pizza! tour are on sale now.
Sunday 23rd April 2017 | 1pm & 3pm
Dunstan Playhouse, Festival Centre, ADELAIDE SA
Saturday 6th May 2017 | 11am
Subiaco Arts Centre, PERTH WA
Saturday 10th June 2017 | 12pm
The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre, CANBERRA ACT
Saturday 24th June 2017 | 12pm
Adamson Hall, Wesley College, MELBOURNE VIC
Sunday 2nd July 2017 | 11am
Wrest Point, HOBART TAS
Saturday 15th July 2017 | 12pm
QUT Gardens Theatre, BRISBANE QLD
Saturday 5th August 2017 | 12.30pm & 2.30pm
Monkey Baa, SYDNEY NSW