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FROM 28 JULY 2022 | MAYFAIR THEATRE, DUNEDIN
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GREG MACLEOD

Greg trained at Toi Whakaari: The New Zealand Drama School (2004) and since has been involved with numerous theatre companies throughout New Zealand.

 

Performance highlights include: Jerry, The Full Monty (2008), with Taieri Musical: Jesus, Jesus Christ Superstar (2001) and Mr Banks, Mary Poppins (2017), and with Musical Theatre Dunedin: Beast, Beauty and the Beast (2006); Engineer, Miss Saigon (2010); Joseph, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (2012), Edna, Hairspray (2013); Tick, Priscilla (2018);  The Wizard, Wicked (2019); The Narrator, Blood Brothers (2019), and Javert, Les Misérables (2021).

 

The Little Cabaret Band, a nine-piece collaboration with his wife, Heidi, has been a great hit at many corporate and fundraising back tie events.

JUSTIN WILSON

Justin began his music career in a garage rock band at a Dunedin Intermediate in the late 1980s. By age 15 he was a fully formed metalhead performing sets of heavy original music at pubs across Dunedin. Fast forward thirty years and nothing much has changed.

Justin has branched out slightly from the metal scene in the intervening years, but not by much. He fronted punk/crossover band Lung Butter Inc in the last half of the 1990s and indie acoustic rock bands Moksha in the 2000s and the INTERSECTIONists in the 2010s. He was also a member of the Perth based hard rock group Underground Hound while he lived in Australia in the early 2010s. Between each of these original music projects Justin has continued to write and perform as a solo artist under the monikers Henry Phillip Wilson and Jug Wilson.

In 2021 Justin performed in his first musical theatre production since high school, joining the ensemble of the Musical Theatre Dunedin production of Les Miserables. If you saw the show, you may recall the drunken Grantaire character with the gravelly voice… That was him.

Since 2019 Justin has been back on metal vocal and guitar duties for Freakshow 57, a seminal Dunedin metal band from the early 1990s. Justin and the band recorded and released the album Trial by Swarm in 2022, which is a collection of songs from their original 1992 set.

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LUKE BUTSON

Music playing in the house was a constant for Luke while growing up and having the stereo blasting the likes of Queen and Toto along with many other artists has been something he has always loved and sung along to.

 

Having the opportunity to perform some of the world's most popular Rock Anthems of all time is something the Luke will never forget! Luke is a 27-year-old Sales Rep from Dunedin who has been performing on stage for the past 12 years in many different shows.

 

Luke was most recently cast as Galileo in the 2022 season of We Will Rock You which was unfortunately cancelled but was lucky enough to play to play the role of Fiyero in both the Dunedin and Invercargill seasons of Wicked.

 

Other credits include The Highlights, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Grease the Arena Spectacular, Les Miserables and My Fair Lady. Luke is extremely excited to be a part of the Rock Tenors and can't wait to perform some of the Greatest Rock Hits of all time to you! 

STEVE JONES

Steve is thrilled to be joining some of Dunedins biggest voices in this year's production of Rock Tenors.

 

Originally from Christchurch, Steve was heavily involved in musical theatre and choral productions in his younger years, with noteable performances at the Christchurch Basilica, and four years being selected in the special choir for the Christchurch Schools Music Festival. Earlier musical theatre performances include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Robert Hyman's, Hackback.

Steve reignited his passion in 2021 when he was cast in the ensemble for Dunedin Musical Theatre's (MTD) award winning production of Les Miserables. The experience and excitement he gained from this led to him being ​cast in one of his dream roles as the character, Britt, for MTD's highly anticipated production of We Will Rock You in 2022.

Being a product of the 80' and 90's in New Zealand, Steve's musical influences include Queen, Bon Jovi, Metallica, Kiss, and Nirvana, just to name a few absolutely legendary artist's. This early exposure and Steve's belting vocal range are sure to provide an enthralling and entertaining performance in Rock Tenors.

Steve would like to thank his beautiful wife and two kids for their never ending support. Also his vocal coach, Ben Johnson, from The Voice Lab NZ, for giving him the confidence to step back on to the stage.

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MAX BEAL

The opportunity to perform with this intimidatingly good group means this classically trained singer gets to show off his wild side. Instead of 'baroque' he must raise the 'bar' to 'rock'!

Max joined the Dunedin theatre community in 2016. Graduating from King's High School as the NCEA national Top Scholar in Drama Max has since been a part of many productions both locally and abroad.


Notable roles include; Patsy in Spamalot (2016), Rapunzel’s Prince in Into the Woods (2017), Northbrooke in Mary Poppins (2017), Mickey in Blood Brothers (2019), Bishop of Digne in Les Miserables (2021), Narrator/Tenor in Bach’s Coffee Cantata (2021), Richard ‘King Dick’ Seddon in That Bloody Woman (2021) and Leontes in the ‘New Zealand Young Shakespeare Company’s production of A Winter’s Tale at the Globe Theatre in London (2018). He was awarded Otago Southland Theatre Awards for his work in Spamalot and Blood Brothers.


Last year Max graduated from Otago University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy.


Beyond delighted to join this stunner cast, Max thanks those who helped him get this opportunity; Cheers Kelly Hocking at The Voice Lab NZ for the guidance and vocal tutoring. Thanks to the flatties, particularly his boyfriend Ben Johnson (also at The Voice Lab NZ for those needing a teacher) for the love and support. Endless gratitude to his family as always.


Finally, thank you all for coming to the show and keeping the arts afloat in these interesting times. Here's to more!