2019 AUSTRALIAN TOUR ANNOUNCED
Having debuted his show to a sold-out season at the 2018 Adelaide Cabaret Festival and two sell-out shows at Palms At Crown Melbourne (for which he attracted a standing ovation each night), Johnny’s real wild nephew – the multi-talented Andrew O’Keefe – delivered an extraordinary performance in Andrew O’Keefe “Shouts” Johnny O’Keefe. Highly applauded by the critics for his song interpretation and his storytelling, Andrew intertwines his own experiences with legendary stories of The Wild One, and takes audiences on a very personal journey through JOK’s twenty-five year career, belting out classics like ‘Wild One’ ,’Sing Sing Sing’ and ‘Shout’ with an intensity topped only by Johnny himself.
“To say he did it justice understates and underrates his achievement. His musicianship could not be faulted.” – SceneStr
“From the first moments, it was evident this would be a very personal show.” – Glam Adelaide
“Andrew O’Keefe’s highly personal take on JOK adds another layer of interest to an already interesting story. O’Keefe belts out the numbers with a furious intensity that proves the singing genes run deep in the family. The audience would have happily stayed for a fortnight.” – Adelaide Advertiser
From October 2019, Andrew turns his attention to the rest of Australia! Hit after hit, O’Keefe will deliver a captivating, mesmerising and thoroughly entertaining journey in to the life and the stories of Johnny O’Keefe as he channels his Uncle from above.
Having started out in show business through musical theatre, Andrew O’Keefe is well versed in entertaining his audience. A star of Australian television, along with his many other talents, Andrew is a classically trained singer. In 2013, he entertained audiences nationally when he took to the stage playing the role of King Herod in the Australian tour of the Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular. Andrew again graced the stage in March 2015 in Harvest Rain’s Pirates of Penzance production held at QPAC, in a much-acclaimed turn as the swashbuckling Pirate King. In 2017, he toured a sell-out season of Gilbert and Sullivan Forever! – a wild cabaret romp through the much-loved G&S repertoire.
Andrew O’Keefe “Shouts” Johnny O’Keefe is an intensely inspirational representation of Johnny that Andrew delivers via the hits and his own words. His narrative, which includes personal family insights, gives Australia a never before heard or seen a glimpse of what it was like to grow up with the king.
ANDREW O’KEEFE 2019
Friday October 11 2019 – Brolga Theatre – MARYBOROUGH, QLD
Saturday October 12 2019 – Empire Theatre – TOOWOOMBA, QLD
Friday October 18 2019 – Palms At Crown – MELBOURNE, VIC
Saturday October 19 2019 – Palms At Crown – MELBOURNE, VIC
Sunday October 20 2019 – Palms At Crown – MELBOURNE, VIC
Friday October 25 2019 – Thebarton Theatre – ADELAIDE, SA
Saturday October 26 2019 – Barossa Arts Centre – BAROSSA VALLEY, SA
Friday November 1 2019 – The Events Centre – CALOUNDRA, QLD
Saturday November 2 2019 – The Star – GOLD COAST, QLD
Friday November 8 2019 – Regal Theatre – PERTH, WA
Saturday November 9 2019 – Regal Theatre – PERTH, WA
Friday November 15 2019 – Burnie Town Hall – BURNIE, TAS
Saturday November 16 2019 – Wrestpoint Entertainment Centre – HOBART, TAS
Friday November 22 2019 – Newcastle Civic Theatre – NEWCASTLE, NSW
Saturday November 23 2019 – State Theatre – SYDNEY, NSW