Jackson Live in Concert comes to Dartford
PUBLISHED: 16:22 04 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:22 04 July 2018
Not only is Michael Jackson remembered as one of the most influential artists of all time, but his iconic style continues to inspire today’s performers.
His career spanned nearly five decades of music, and fans will soon be able to relive the magic of his songs when Jackson Live in Concert comes to Dartford.
Presented by Sweeney Entertainments, the concert brings the talented CJ to theatres across the UK, recreating the Michael Jackson experience with his stunning renditions of all his favourite songs.
CJ is one of the most experienced, dedicated and well-respected Michael Jackson tribute artists in the world today, and he captures the electrifying energy of Michael’s live performances with 100pc live vocals.
He’s got the look, the moonwalk and, almost certaintly the most important attribute of all – the voice.
CJ said: “I have been inspired by Michael Jackson from the age of about four years old, as soon as I was old enough to understand music, singing, dancing and performing.
“I remember my father once putting on the famous Michael Jackson film Moonwalker and as soon as it was on, I couldn’t take my eyes off it, since then, I practiced, tried to imitate and sing like MJ every day.
“That’s how it all started for me.
“Michael Jackson gave so much to the world so I decided to use my god given talent to keep his legacy alive for all Michael Jackson fans.”
CJ is joined on the stage by his incredible band and dancers, who work their way through all the hits in this accurate and exciting tribute to the king of pop.
CJ was lucky enough to see Michael Jackson live himself.
He said: “I have seen Michael on the History Tour and I had tickets for the This Is It shows along with an army of heartbroken MJ fans which were scheduled for a series of dates at the O2 in London.
“No show can ever compare to seeing the man himself live but Michael Jackson fans who have seen our show have commented that it’s the closest thing to seeing him live.
“This makes me very happy, proud and honoured to give fans a taste of what it was like to see Michael Jackson in action.”
When asked how he prepares and gets into character for a show, CJ said: “A lot of preparation is needed to perform such a high energy show.
“A very strict preparation schedule is in place for every show which is essential to make this show the best it can be and keep me on top of my game so I can deliver to the best of my ability every show.
“This includes things such as strict diet, band rehearsals, dance rehearsals, vocal rehearsals, full technical rehearsals, not to mention three hours of make up before every show.
“It takes a lot of dedication to make a Michael Jackson show a success as it’s not just your typical show and every member of the cast and crew play an important role in bringing the show together.”
CJ said although he loves the music, he couldn’t choose a favourite song: “If I am totally honest, I don’t actually have a favourite Michael Jackson song.
“Some songs I like better than others but I love everything produced by MJ.
“If I had to pick one favourite song to perform live it would have to be Billie Jean.
“My favourite part is towards the end of this song when it’s just myself and the drummer bringing back the magic of this famous Billie Jean live routine.”
Packed with authentic touches and flair, Jackson Live in Concert authentically captures the essence and magic of Michael Jackson live on stage.
To book tickets for the 7:30pm performance on Wednesday August 29 at the Orchard Theatre, call the Box Office on 01322 220 000 or book online at https://orchardtheatre.co.uk/Online/tickets-jackson-live-dartford-2018. Tickets cost between £24 - £28.
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