Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall Presents Engelbert Humperdinck
Get Off The Bus Concerts is pleased to present the Engelbert Humperdinck 50th Anniversary Tour.
Among his many other hit songs, concert attendees can expect to hear his enormous 1967 hit which had the distinction in the United Kingdom of preventing The Beatles brilliant "Penny Lane"/"Strawberry Fields Forever" single from reaching #1 and which also became one of the biggest selling singles of all time, "Release Me."
"We are thrilled to be bringing the legendary 'King of Romance", Engelbert Humperdinck, to the Lakeland community," says Joe Bamford, owner of Get Off The Bus Concerts which is based in Florida. "We have worked with many great artists over the years and it's an honour to be able to bring a musician of this caliber to town."
Engelbert Humperdinck never wanted to be a singer. A career in music, yes, but he was extraordinarily shy. The youngest boy of a family of ten children originally from Leicester, England, he grew up in Madras, India, where his father was stationed during World War II. Engelbert's childhood was dominated by the love of his parents and his brothers and sisters. He knew he could sing harmonies, but the power of his own voice came as a surprise to him and other people. "It's just so loud, but I discovered I can be tender with it at the same time."
Like all great icons, he is a man of great depth - masculine and loving, shy inside and uninhibited onstage, prepared to play the sex god to the hilt and still, at this stage of his career, managing to get away with it. "My mother's side of the family had the signing voice so I must have inherited that from her. My father was a man's man - strong, athletic, charismatic. And I like to do all kind of men things. I love sports, golf, tennis martial arts, soccer, skiing, but at the same time, yes I do appreciate women."
Villa San Carlos II Apartments, the premier apartments in Port Charlotte, Florida, is inviting friends and neighbors to attend this unforgettable event!
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 – 7:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall
8099 College Parkway
Fort Myers, Florida 33919