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DIVA­S & DIAMONDS

Glyn Tucker and Barbie Davidson take you on a magic carpet ride, recalling the classic pop songs of the ’60s through to the 80s. The Girls, The Guys, & The Groups.

Barbie lights up the stage with dazzling costume changes and stunning vocal performances of pop Divas; Shirley Bassey, Cilla Black, Sandie Shaw, Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, not forgetting her Barbra Streisand duet with Glyn, “You Don’t Bring me, Flowers”

Glyn sings Neil Diamond, Glen Campbell, Dean Martin, Gene Pitney, and more… with heartfelt warmth and feeling, spiced up with some favourites where you can join him in song.

Don’t miss this night of the hit songs of your life!

Barbie Davidson: New Zealand’s “Queen of Versatile”, Barbie emerged from popular 1970s TV shows to become a classy exponent of country, pop, jazz, cocktail, and show music genres, honing her entertainment skills through Australian cabaret, with club and cruise ship residencies. She won the prestigious Ricky May Jazz Award in Brisbane and then headed home to tour NZ with many international stars,  including Kenny Rogers, Gene Pitney, Charlie Pride, Jeanie C Riley, Ray Price… and others. After a forced R&R break Barbie is back, and better than ever!

Glyn Tucker:  As singer/songwriter in The Gremlins, he had a smash hit, “The Coming Generation”.

He then founded Mandrill Recording Studios in 1975, and produced hundreds of Kiwi recordings through the late seventies, eighties and early nineties, including Citizen Band, Crocodiles, Mockers, Satellite Spies, etc. Mandrill also recorded Dave Dobbyn, Shona Laing, Street talk, Carl Doy, etc.

Now, though ostensibly ‘retired’, Glyn has come full circle to where it all began for him – performing, live, to audiences who love the classic songs- and know all the words.

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The 1st of May and with autumn looming, Glyn’s concert at Ryman’s Bruce McLaren Village in Howick was a great hit with the residents and guests. Special guest, Barbie Davidson added a touch of glamour to proceedings and showed what a classy singer she is. Glyn and Barbie really hit the spot with their rendition of the big Neil Diamond/ Barbra Streisand ballad, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”.

Glyn Tucker and Barbie Davidson

Glyn Tucker carries off the Fullers Entertainment Award

October 2018. I was honoured to have won the Variety Artists Fullers Award for services to NZ Music and Entertainment. It was a great celebration of all the worthy winners and nominees at the Dinner and Awards show held at the Crown Plaza Ballroom, Auckland. Thank you to my peers who voted for me.

Glyn Tucker with Barbie Davidson at the VAC Awards Celebration. Barbie was also an award winner on the night.

People Taking Notice

Quotations

How was I ever so young?

 

Glyn Tucker

Performing the songs of Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Bobby Darin, Willie Nelson, Gene Pitney, Ray Charles, Bee Gees, Cat Stevens, Dion & the Belmonts, Glen Campbell, Kenny Rogers, Elton John, Travellin’ Wilburys, Eric Clapton, Lovin’ Spoonful, Dire Straits, Chris Rea, Searchers, Eagles, Bacharach, Sinatra, Dean Martin…. and more

Gremlins

1967, a photograph of Glyn’s old band “The Gremlins”;  great days when they played at the top Auckland night clubs, and at venues around the North Island.