Chris Cook has had a taste of entertainment from both sides of the fence.
He performed for many years, singing and playing the guitar, drums and harmonica. But before he took to the stage for the second time he was an agency manager for a large Sydney based cover band for 12 years.
“I chose to leave the company in 2007 and started my own agency, Affiliated Agencies Entertainment,” he said.
“It wasn’t until about four years ago when I started to get back into performing again and started a cover band called The Chosen Few.”
Cook, originally from New Zealand, said he became a front man “accidentally”.
“I was playing drums for a band in New Zealand and we landed a recording deal but our singer who recorded the demo left, which left the band without a singer,” he said.
“I just accidentally became the singer and didn’t play the drums anymore. I was now the front man and the guitar player and vocalist.”
Cook will bring some of Australia’s classic rock songs to the stage when he performs in the Australian Trilogy show on February 25.
“We’ve picked songs from some of the best Aussie bands, and even threw in a New Zealand band, including Crowded House, Midnight Oil, Hoodoo Gurus and Split Enz,” Cook said.
“The audience can expect to hear Mean To Me, It’s Only Natural, Message To My Girl, Power and the Passion, Brave Faces, King of the Mountain, Bittersweet, Come Anytime and many more.”
The Australian Trilogy show will be performed at Rooty Hill RSL’s first outdoor entertainment space, the Corona Terrace and bar.
Rooty Hill RSL entertainment manager Malcolm Lancaster said he is very excited about the opportunities the new space offers Rooty Hill and its patrons.
“The Corona Terrace brings something unique to Rooty Hill RSL that we have never had before,” Mr Lancaster said.
“It’s an outdoor entertainment space where locals can unwind from a busy day while enjoying the unique sounds of some of Sydney’s best entertainment, of course including the Australian Trilogy show.”
- 8:30pm on Saturday, February 25 at Rooty Hill RSL, 55 Sherbrooke Street, Rooty Hill. Cost: Free.