Elton Rohn’s Elton John Tribute performance took Peterborough’s Showplace Theatre by storm Saturday October 20th as his seven-member band delivered a hit-packed set list which had fans on their feet dancing as he closed off his set with energetic performances of “Crocodile Rock” and “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting” which were just as authentic as anything the original Elton John could have delivered.
Performed against an impressive backdrop of multi visuals which reflected all the material presented, Elton Rohn, looked the part, played the part and his vocal delivery was eerily reflective of the artist he pays tribute to. His version of “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” was so spot on you almost expected the late George Michael to bound on stage and join in the performance.
With a multi talented back featuring guitarist/vocalist Sam Boutzouvis, guitarist/vocalist Paul Husiak, Lawrie Ingles keyboards, Matthew Marren bass, Trevor Fentam drums and Lester McLean saxophone/percussion, Elton Rohn paid home to Elton’s legendary `Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ release with album tracks like “Ballad Of Dan Bailey”, “Harmony” and “Roy Rogers” mixed in with hits like the title track, “Candle In The Wind” and an impressive opening instrumental “Funeral For A Friend” which segued into “Love Lies Bleeding”
Rohn then concluded the first set with a perfect rendition of “Don’t Let The Sun Goes Down On Me” before ripping into a hit-loaded second set which featured “Bitch Is Back”, “Daniel” “Philadelphia Freedom”, “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues”, “Tiny Dancer” and “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”.
Prior to performing “Rocket Man”, Elton Rohn reflected on the loss of Tom Petty and Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie and paid homage to the pair with an extended version of the song which featured segments of Petty’s “Free Fallin” and The Hip’s “Ahead By A Century”.
After bringing the venue to life with his rocking set-ending versions of “Crocodile Rock” and “Saturday Night’s All Right For Fighting, he returned to deliver a four-song encore which featured “Your Song”, “Levon”, “Pinball Wizard” and a “Sad Songs” finale which gave each band member a chance to solo.
Elton Rohn’s next concert is set for Del Lago Casino And Resort at Waterloo NY Saturday October 27th.
Promoters wishing to book Elton Rohn for future engagements should contact Keith Sharp, Word Travels Fast at (416) 294-2835 firstname.lastname@example.org.