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Rowles brings bit of Vegas to town

Rowles brings bit of Vegas to town

Who: John Rowles
Where: Western Suburbs Leagues Club
When: Friday August 24, 2001

HE made his first Elvis Presley impersonation at the age of ten and has been performing professionally since 1969.

Now Australia's favourite crooner John Rowles is heading our way to perform at Wests Leagues Club this weekend.

Proving that he remains an incredibly popular performer, Rowles' Saturday-night show sold out soon after tickets went on sale.

Due to high demand, a second show has been scheduled for Friday evening, and tickets are on sale now.

Since he first competed in a talent quest singing Elvis' All Shook Up,Rowles has shown a sparkling talent.

Beginning his career in a club band in Melbourne, Rowles has come a long way from his home town in New Zealand.

After a stint in several bands, he changed his name and became known as The Secret. An appearance on Bandstand made him a star, and Rowles was presented to Australian fans under the name of Ja-ar. In 1967, Rowles made his mark on the music charts when the track If I Only Had Time went to number one in England, New Zealand and Australia.

Continuing to serve up the hits, Rowles went on to produce brilliant songs and crack the American charts.

He has had the honour of working at some of the most prestigious clubs in the world.

His appearance at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas made him the youngest performer to headline a major Las Vegas showroom at just 22 years of age.

In 1980, Rowles was awarded the OBE for his contribution to music.

Now with nearly twenty albums to his credit, Rowles still remains a popular performer and continues to perform worldwide.

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