A stunning tribute to the famous vocal duo, the Carpenters, Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters is sure to leave at least one of the many famous singles in your head. Karen Carpenter and her brother, Richard, started performing together in 1965. They instantly became a hit and Karen went on to win three Grammy Awards and is now considered one of the best vocalists of all time. The duo reigned the music charts from 1969 until Karen’s untimely death in 1983. However, that isn’t to say that their legacy didn’t live on. It is clear to see now how much appreciation they still have in our world today.
Close to You is now on its ninth year of touring, and by the end will have played 250 shows in 39 states! At each venue they play at, the band is set on bringing back memories for those in the crowd. Lead singer and playwright, Lisa Rock, who has been performing to sold-out audiences for years, says that “people are amazed at the end of the show about how many songs they knew and how many memories the songs bring back for them.”
The gifted and accomplished group is so passionate about the Carpenters’ music. Rock and her 6-piece backing band dedicate themselves to recreating the experience of the Carpenters’ music, and they appreciate anyone who comes to see them perform; for them, each audience member is one more person that will be influenced by Karen’s timeless voice. Rock wants everyone who walks out of the performance to remember this and their time enjoying the art of live music.
Join us at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre on October 19th at 7:30 P.M. to see this wonderful band remake your childhood right before your eyes. They have worked so hard to make the performance as lively and entertaining as possible for those who have the chance to see it. You’ll be singing along to the most memorable songs of the 70’s, such as “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” and certainly one of the most popular, “Close to You,” in no time. Have a blast while supporting live performers as well as the Carpenters’ everlasting music. Lisa Rock and her backing group are sure that you will be taken by the harmonies to the “Top of the World”.
Tickets range from $27 to $35 depending upon seating location. Get more information about the band at www.CloseToYouOnline.com, and more information about tickets at www.BataviaFineArtsCentre.org or by Calling the Box Office at (630) 937-8930.