Four of Australia’s leading stage and screen stars come together for Swing on This. Michael Falzon (We Will Rock You, Rock of Ages), Luke Kennedy (The Voice, The Ten Tenors), Rob Mills (Wicked, Grease) and Ben Mingay (Wonderland, House of Bond) deliver a modern and audacious take on all-time swing classics from Sinatra to Bublé, to rock and pop hits from Oasis, Farnham and The Proclaimers.
Accompanied by the 18-piece Swing on This Big Band and special guests, the friends have fun with the music (and each other) recapturing a bygone era with liberal dashes of contemporary charm and cheeky irreverence.
With special guest Rhonda Burchmore
“They brought the house down!” Adelaide Advertiser
Musical Direction by Craig Schneider.
MEET THE LEADING MEN
You can meet the lads from Swing on This in the Concert Hall foyer following the performance.
If you’ve ever wanted to get up close and personal with Rob Mills, Luke Kennedy, Michael Falzon or Ben Mingay, this is your chance!
WIN A BESPOKE SUIT THANKS TO SWING ON THIS AND INSTITCHU
To celebrate Swing on This at QPAC, you have the chance to win a high quality, custom-made suit worth $650 thanks to the award-winning team at Institchu. You (or any 'suitable' gentleman in your life) will look as smooth and stylish as Swing on This stars Rob Mills, Ben Mingay, Michael Falzon and Luke Kennedy in a bespoke suit that's perfectly made to measure.
How to enter
Simply purchase a ticket to Swing on This at QPAC before 7 January 2017, and you'll automatically go into the draw. Opt out here.
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ABOUT THE STARS
Ben Mingay is an actor, musician and international musical theatre performer. Most recently, Ben graced our screens as ‘Trystan Powell’ in Home and Away after playing ‘Rob Duffy’ in three seasons of the Network 10 series, Wonderland, and appeared as ‘Buzz’ for Network 7’s final series of Packed to the Rafters. On the stage, Ben starred as ‘Zack Mayo’ in the world premiere production of An Officer and A Gentleman and received rave reviews for his portrayal of ‘Tommy DeVito’ in the award-winning musical Jersey Boys at Sydney's Theatre Royal - his first Australian performance since he originated the role of ‘Billy Kostecki’ in another world premiere, that of Dirty Dancing in 2004. Ben's unique vocal ability won him that same role in every English-speaking production worldwide for almost six years, including the West End, Canada, Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles. Originally a construction worker from Newcastle Ben ‘fell’ into classical music when he was dared by his mates to audition for the Conservatorium of Music, Sydney. He subsequently won a scholarship and went on to train in Opera Voice for several years – a twist of fate that changed the trajectory of his life. Ben will be seen in cinema’s soon as ‘Grease Nolan’ in Mel Gibson’s new film, Hacksaw Ridge, on the small screen in Cannonball for Network 7 and on stage in Rolling Thunder Vietnam.
Australian recording artist Luke Kennedy shot to international attention in 2013 as Ricky Martin’s grand finalist on season two of television phenomenon, The Voice Australia. As series runnerup, Luke was the first artist to secure a #1 single on the iTunes charts for his stirring rendition of "Time To Say Goodbye". Following his success on The Voice Australia, Luke performed with Ricky Martin as a special guest on his 2013 Australian tour releasing his debut album, A Time For Us, which debuted at #6 on the ARIA charts. Prior to his star turn on The Voice, Luke enjoyed extensive international touring experience with Australian classical crossover sensation The TEN Tenors and has appeared in the title role in Jesus Christ Superstar in no less then six productions around the country. The stage is not the only place you might see Luke appear. Luke is a regular TV Presenter on Channel 7 Queensland’s popular weekly travel and variety show The Great South East. Luke’s latest music release, "Skin & Scars – EP" was independently released in August 2015, reaching the Top 5 of the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts and is available on iTunes.
Cast by Queen and Ben Elton, Michael’s break-through role came as 'Galileo' in the original Australian production of We Will Rock You. He was invited to reprise the role in Japan and the UK, breaking box office records and playing the show's first-ever arena. Other arena shows include three NSW Premier’s Concerts at Sydney Entertainment Centre and Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds (Australia/NZ), later joining the UK/European 2010 & 2012 tours (released through Universal Pictures). Michael has appeared in STC's The Wharf Revue (STC), Side by Side by Sondheim, as 'Hedwig' in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (QPAC, Metro Theatre), 'Homer' in Floyd Collins (City Recital Hall), 'Stacee Jaxx' in Rock of Ages, 'The Arbiter' in Gale Edwards' new production of Chess, and he originated the role of 'Leo Szilard' in Atomic. He has been a soloist with Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Western Australian and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, recording with TSO for ABC Music. Over the last two years, with Asia Theatricals, Michael has coproduced and starred in concerts, The Music of Queen (Sydney Opera House), Painted From Memory (Australian tour) creating Swing on This to open 2014 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, subsequently selling out concerts around Australia alongside friends, Luke Kennedy, Matt Lee, Ben Mingay, Rob Mills and Kate Ceberano. He has further produced Rock Rhapsody, a celebration of the hits of Queen that can be seen aboard Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruises. Most recently, Michael was invited to New York to record the leading role in ATOMIC - The New Rock Musical by Foxman and Ginges, and produced by Steve Margoshes (Fame, Tommy). The new musical album is out now.
Rob broke into musical theatre when cast in the role of ‘Fiyero' after first hearing the music from the musical Wicked, vowing to be a part of the show when it came to Australia in 2008. Other credits include playing ‘Danny’ in a national tour of Grease, ‘Warner’ in Legally Blonde (both for Gordon/Frost), The Last Five Years (nominated for Best Musical Production at 2012 Sydney Theatre Awards), and Hair. Rob first came to the nation’s attention as a finalist on the first series of Australian Idol. Following this success and the national Idol Tour, he was soon signed to BMG. His first single "Ms Vanity" debuted at #6 on the Australian charts, reaching Gold status. His debut album ‘Up All Night’ was released in June 2004, featuring seven co-written tracks. During the 2015 cabaret season Rob launched Rob Mills is Surprising Good to rave reviews. A show inspired by the “surprisingly good” reviews he managed to receive from both critics and audiences. Rob shone as the host of 2012’s all new Young Talent Time and has featured (as himself) in a myriad of shows from Celebrity Apprentice to Dirty Laundry Live, The Project, Dancing With The Stars, Spics and Specs, Postcards and The Footy Show. Most recently, Rob was cast in the lead role of Sam in Ghost the Musical, a role made famous by Patrick Swazye in the 1990 hit feature film.