Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Orchestra Combines as Part of with a Difference Band and Theatre Its Wider Appeal

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Orchestra Combines as Part of with a Difference Band and Theatre Its Wider Appeal

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THEY are one of the highlight acts at this year's arts festival. They are difficult to categorise or define but that makes deepblue the orchestra unique.

However you define them, audiences can expect something special when the award-winning group performs on Sunday from 7pm at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre.

The show, part of the 2010 Mackay Region Festival of Arts, is for more than just the music lover or budding instrument player a it's for anyone who wants to experience an unforgettable show that defies labels.

adeepblue is part band, part orchestra and part theatre so there's lot going on and will be a definite crowd pleaser," Community Services and Facilities portfolio councillor Karen May said.

"If you find a traditional orchestral performance a bit too long and serious then this event is definitely for you," she said.

The 16-strong Brisbane based group has just recently returned from the Shanghai World Expo where they were the star performers representing Queensland in the Australian Pavilion.

One of Australia's most innovative and brightest up-and-coming music exports performed to over 54,000 people during their six-day stint in Shanghai.

Cr May said the orchestra's new show The Dream is a must see for the entire family and to make sure everyone has the chance to attend, MECC is offering discounted family tickets and other early bird tickets if you get in quick.

The Dream follows a young musician's journey, and explores the fine line between dreams, nightmares and reality.

Festival and Events producer David Gerrand said at a deepblue show you can clap, cheer and scream, they want the audience to be entertained and feel involved, they even want them to text them during the show to see how you want the show to finish.

"Audience members are guaranteed to be taken on an unforgettable journey through a visual and aural experience with moving images, music and performances," he said. …

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