Hi-Energy show Rox Vox comes to Blackwood Miners Institute tonight. Featuring some of the strongest male and female rock voices performing in the UK today, together with an amazing band, the show will deliver earthy solos, immense harmonies and virtuoso musicianship.
Including classics by Queen, Led Zeppelin, Survivor, Guns & Roses, Status Quo and The Rolling Stones, the show also features exhilarating staging, wicked costumes and a spectacular laser light show.
Andy Howells recently put questions about the show to Rox Vox vocalist Katie Paine.
What was the idea behind the Rox Vox show?
- It's a show that brings some of the best rock songs to the audience, with an incredible live band and exciting vocals.
How many singers and musicians are in the band and how did you all come together?
There are four vocalists and a female band of six members called Joan of Arc. We auditioned for the show and started rehearsals in January to put the show together.
There’s quite a repertoire including music from Queen, Led Zeppelin, Survivor, Guns & Roses, Janis Joplin, Eric Clapton and The Rolling Stones, how do you go about choosing your favourites?
It was difficult to choose as there are so many great classics, but the songs we've chosen all fit in the set list well together, so the band can play one song into another.
What can rock fans expect from the forthcoming show?
It’s a lively show with brilliant vocals and a superb band playing live rock music. And I guarantee you'll be singing along and up dancing by then end!
Which tracks are you particularly looking forward to performing?
I love the opening number 'Whole Lotta Love' - it's such a fab track and really sets up the show.
Is it a show suitable for all the family?
Absolutely! It's suitable for anyone who loves music!
Finally what’s your all time favourite rock track and why?
Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler. I've always loved this song and am lucky enough to sing it in this show!
- Tickets for the Blackwood Miners Institute show taking place on Saturday June 20 are available from Box Office on 01495 227206 or by visiting their official website.
- A version of this interview by Andy Howells appeared in the South Wales Argus entertainment supplement The Guide on June 19, 2015. Read the e-edition here.