MELBOURNE – Saturday 26 August 2017 – For more than fifty years THE TEMPTATIONS have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits, and sold-out performances throughout the world. Today they are considered one of the most successful groups in music history.
Better known as “the Emperors of Soul”, THE TEMPTATIONS are coming to the SOFITEL MELBOURNE ON COLLINS hotel in December 2017. They will be headlining the re-launch of the Dinner/Cabaret season bringing their unique blend of voices and blade-sharp choreography. Their credits include thirty-seven Top 40 hits, including fifteen Top 10 hits which have included the Smokey Robinson written-and-produced “The Way You Do The Things You Do”, “My Girl”, “Since I Lost My Baby”, “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”, “Cloud Nine”, “Get Ready”, “Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)”, “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone” and many other notables.
It is truly “the best of world-class entertainment in a cabaret setting”, CLIVE SCOTT, General Manager SOFITEL said. “Dinner, drinks and a show from some of the best in the world when it comes to entertainment”. Tickets will go on sale on Monday 28th August, 2017.
“I’m sure many Melburnians will remember the fantastic Ballroom Cabarets that were held in the 70’s and 80’s – SOFITEL is bringing back this exciting entertainment style, Dinner service is followed by world-class entertainment in an intimate setting. Some of the best entertainers in the world close up and personal”, CLIVE SCOTT noted.
THE CABARET DINNER & SHOW DATES AND TIMES
Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th December, 2017
SOFITEL GRAND BALLROOM
6.30pm (Dinner) 8.30pm (Showtime)
* The history of THE TEMPTATIONS is the history of contemporary American pop. They were an essential component of the original Motown machine, invented by Berry Gordy.
* THE TEMPTATIONS began their musical life in Detroit in the early sixties. It wasn’t until 1964 however, that the Smokey Robinson written-and-produced “The Way You Do the things You Do” turned the guys into stars.
* An avalanche of hits followed, many of which…”My Girl,” for instance…attained immortality. “It’s Growing,” “Since I Lost My Baby;,” “Get Ready,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Beauty Is only Skin Deep”, “I Wish It Would Rain”…and the hits kept coming.
* Beyond the fabulous singing, THE TEMPTATIONS became known for smooth stepping and flawless presentations. “The Temptations Walk” became a staple of American style. Flair, flash and class. Millions of fans saw them as cultural heroes.
* In the eighties, THE TEMPTATIONS prevailed with smash-hits such as the Otis Williams’ penned “Treat Her Like A Lady.”
And so THE TEMPTATIONS go on…….and on…..and on……..
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