Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

TV to Stage for Music Marvel

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

TV to Stage for Music Marvel

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Byline: Josephine Gillespie

VERSATILE Brisbane-based entertainer Ian Maurice is set to bring his two-hour daytime cabaret and variety show to Ipswich.

Ian Maurice and Friends features show tunes, rock and roll, much loved songs from the 1960s, comedy sketches as well as hilarious spoofs on Elvis, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and Elton John.

"The comedy routines are built into the songs," Maurice said.

"We do Elvis but it is Elvis as he might be today.

"I do an old Elvis but change the words of the songs to suit his age. The same with Kenny and Dolly."

Maurice's laid-back style has earnt him spots on Channel Seven, Nine and Ten, including stints on the Today Show, Wide World of Sports, Sports Sunday, the evening news and of late, Sunrise.

He has also hosted the evening show on Brisbane radio station 4BC and in 2010 will host an all-new Sports Today show.

The avid sports fan was part of the acclaimed Channel Nine team which covered the 1998 Commonwealth games from Kuala Lumpur. …

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