Now here is your opportunity to experience that same spontaneous display of energy and sensuality with the superb talents of Peter Byrne and Forever Diamond, a show performing 50 years of Diamonds greatest hits spanning over five decades, in an uncanny portrayal that has to be seen to be believed. Peter Byrne’s capacity to recreate Neil Diamond to a standard which impressed Diamond’s pianist Tom Henlsley on his last Australian tour says it all. The hightlight no doubt was in 2003 when Neil Diamond endorsed Peter’s show…
Peter’s career highlights are too many to mention, but the ones that stick in his mind was meeting his idol, Neil Diamond in 1996. In August 1997 he celebrated the 25th anniversary of one of the greatest live albums of the 70’s Hot August Night, His idea was to re-enact every song from the album as Diamond recorded (with 30 piece symphony orchestra), and he did just that; and over over 5,000 people have been taken on a trip down memory lane. Its now nearly 25 years since that first concert, and since then Peter has performed to over 400,000 Diamond fans in venues such as Melbournes Crown Casino, QPAC, Empire Theatre, State Theatre, Concourse with Australia’s best symphonies orchestras including The Sydney International Orchestra, The Canberra Symphony Orchestra, The Australian Pops Orchestra, The Queensland Pops Orchestra and The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
“It remains to be seen if Byrne, once reaches perfection strives to out-do his idol, however, the day I see a better Diamond, will be the day the man himself appears on stage… “
Show is 18+