The Voice star walks the line to Broome with Johnny Cash tribute

Released 28 June 2018
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Country Arts WA, Act-Belong-Commit and the Shire of Broome are excited to bring Monty Cotton and his Johnny Cash tribute show A Boy Named Cash to the Broome Civic Centre this July as part of Shows on the Go.

Join the velvet-voiced Cotton in Broome on Saturday 21 July as he pays tribute to The Man in Black in a rollicking, rip-roaring set that’ll have you convinced you’re watching Johnny Cash himself.

Additionally, one up-and-coming Broome performer will have the chance to spend the day learning from Cotton and then perform a set on stage to open the show. Applications from musicians and performers interested in winning the one-day mentorship are now open, with details on the Shire of Broome website at the link below.

From a job in financial management to singing Folsom Prison Blues, Perth-born Cotton has had a storied career. In 2012, the singer quit an accounting job to pursue his dream of impersonating country music legend Johnny Cash. Three years later, Cotton was thrust into the national spotlight thanks to Channel 9’s The Voice.

Since then, Cotton has performed the Cash songbook across Australia and around the world, crooning classics on cruise ships, serenading shopping centres, leading singalongs in pubs and clubs, and even embodying the mythos of The Man in Black with a performance in a prison.  

A Boy Named Cash’s regional WA run comes on the heels of a banner year for Cotton in which he’s played everywhere from a paddle steamer on the Swan River to sold out shows at the Perth, Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals.

Country Arts WA’s Investment Director, Philippa Maughan, said the Shows on the Go program’s success was owed to its community-driven approach, focused on bringing professional productions directly to regional and remote WA communities where they would otherwise not be able to travel independently.

The Shows on the Go program is presented by Country Arts WA and Healthway, promoting Act-Belong-Commit.

Healthway Chief Executive Officer Susan Hunt PSM, said the organisation had proudly supported Shows on the Go since its inception, and this year would provide $110,000 to deliver the Act-Belong-Commit mental health message through this and other programs.

A Boy Named Cash is at the Broome Civic Centre on Saturday 21 July presented by the Shire of Broome. Doors open at 7pm for an 8pm show with tickets on sale at www.broomeciviccentre.com.au and more information at http://www.countryartswa.asn.au/cash.

Media Contact: Broome Civic Centre, (08) 9191 8780
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