21 September 2013 (gig)
23 September 2013
The Men In Black Tour at Crown Casino paid homage to legendary rock n roll icons Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison. The sold-out tribute show in Melbourne magically transported audience members to the carefree days of the 50’s and 60’s.
Distinguished artists’, Dean Bourne and Bosco Bosanac, along with their gifted band began the tour in February and have performed in all major capital theatres and casino’s around Australia.
Bosco Bosanac opened the show with Ring of Fire to a packed house and belted out an array of Johnny Cash hits including Falsom Prison Blues, Walk The Line, Get Rhythm and Man In Black. Highlight of the night was Bosco’s performance of A Boy Named Sue. Bosco, a veteran performer, was one of the founding members of Australian surf rock band, The Atlantics. He incredibly possesses the same gravelly voice as the late Johnny Cash and is a powerful performer.
The second act paid tribute to the iconic Roy Orbison and there is no denying that Dean Bourne has an uncanny resemblance to the legendary musician. Bourne’s delivery was impeccable and has been described as “ The New Roy Orbison”. Bourne graced the audience with Only The Lonely, Working For The Man, Running Scared, You Got It and Pretty Woman. However, Bourne’s performance of Crying, was my personal favourite as his powerful voice radiated through me with every note.
Both Bosco and Bourne happily interacted with the audience and asked them to join in, making it a memorable evening. This Train Is Bound For Glory and I’m Gone were performed by the duo in the encore. Overall, it was a flawless performance by all, and ended with a well-deserved standing ovation. A must-see for Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash fans.