Multi award-winning Neil Diamond tribute performer
Multi award-winning performer Peter Byrne presents extraordinary tribute concerts showcasing the music of Neil Diamond. Backed by a symphony orchestra, the shows are a complete musical anthology to over thirty-five years of Neil Diamond's musical achievements.
Peter performs many of Neil Diamond's greatest songs including Crunchy Granola Suite, Solitary Man, Cherry Cherry, Sweet Caroline, Red Red Wine, Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon, Song Sung Blue, Cracklin' Rosie and many more.
Peter's extraordinary shows are ideal for conferences, seminars, dinners and corporate events. They guarantee to captivate, entertain and delight your audience while giving them an evening they'll long remember.
Peter Byrne's career is studded with awards acknowledging his outstanding ability to create and perform shows that take his audience on a memorable journey of songs and music. A consummate performer, Peter is at home in an intimate setting, playing guitar and singing from his wide repertoire of songs, or performing with a 60-piece symphony orchestra for a huge audience.
Peter has received seven ACE Awards and many 'MO' Awards for best Production Show
Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Peter began his career singing in pubs. He got his first big break into show business as the support act for the legendary Fureys. Always the adventurer, Peter set out for Australia and soon began performing folk music and Neil Diamond songs around Sydney. During one of his weekly performances at Kitty O'Sheas in Paddington, Peter was asked to perform the music of Neil Diamond in a cabaret show, 'Idolz in Concert'. Months later, 'Forever Diamond' - Peter's first tribute show to Neil Diamond - hit the boards and sent his career into overdrive. Peter began appearing on national television shows like Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton and The Midday Show with Kerri-Anne Kennerley.
When Peter first performed 'Hot August Night', as a 25th anniversary tribute to one of the greatest live albums of all time, he received a standing ovation from the 4,000 plus audience at the Sydney Convention Centre. The show has been since been performed every August in South Africa, the UK, on cruise ships all over the world, and in Australia at the State Theatre and Taronga Zoo, Sydney, Burswood Casino, Perth, and the Adelaide Festival.
Peter's third show, 'His Life, His Music', is an extension of 'Hot August Night' and pays tribute to epic albums like Hot August Night, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, and the movie The Jazz Singer.
Peter's talents have even been acknowledged by the man himself, Neil Diamond, and by Tom Hensley, Diamond's pianist on his last Australian tour.
Thanks for the great tribute.
The day I see a better Diamond will be the day the man himself appears on stage.