Ron Vincent’s bears an uncanny resemblance to Cat Stevens and has been a lifelong fan. A talented singer, songwriter, musician and actor, Vincent commands the stage and draws you into a wonderful textured journey through Cat Stevens repertoire of beautiful songs and melodies.
This Cat Stevens unique salute is a trip down memory lane; exploring Stevens’ unsurpassable music career. His folk-influenced, melodic tunes still strike a chord with audiences today & Ron’s jovial banter and heartfelt expression set the scene for an intimate musical journey… So sit back and enjoy this very special world class show – soaking up Vincent’s smooth vocals as he weaves the songs and stories in celebration of one of the greatest artists of our time.
His folk influence, melodic tunes still hit a resonance with audiences today. Ron’s jovial banter and heartfelt performance set’s the scene for the night’s intimate musical journey. A few tunes on, the music adopts a rich sound. From here in the band of bass, drums, lead guitar, piano and two backing singers giving four way harmonious vocals. As the show draws to a close, audiences have calls for encores and leave feeling that they have come to know Ronny through their shared appreciation of Cat’s music.
Fill My Eyes Don’t Be Shy Where Do the Children Play Moonshadow On the Road to Find Out How Can I Tell You Pop Star I Love My Dog Wild World Oh Very Young Here Comes My Baby Sitting Tuesday’s Dead Changes IV Lady d’Arbanville Hard Headed Woman Trouble Lilywhite The Wind Sad Lisa Morning Has Broken Into white Peace Train C79 Longer Boat Father and Son Bitterblue Miles From Nowhere The First Cut Is The Deepest Another Saturday Night Can’t Keep It In Matthew & Son (Remember The Days Of The) Old School Yard
Ron Vincent has been performing professionally for 28 years, as a singer/ guitarist in many parts of Australia and all over the world, including places as far as Malta and the snow fields of Austria. He grew up in the 70s listening to the soulful music of artists like Neil Diamond, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, John Lennon and of course Cat Stevens, who would eventually be of key importance to Ron’s performing career. A self-taught musician, Ron picked up his first guitar at age 14 after hearing Lennon’s “Imagine” on the radio and deciding he just had to play it! That was the start of a life-long love affair with music. Ron went on to have professional singing lessons in 1993 and some jazz ballet training for theatre work. In 1995 Ron performed voiceover work, his favourite role being the plant in “The Little Shop of Horrors”. He then moved on to performing a Neil Diamond Tribute throughout Victoria. Ron has continued to woo audiences for nearly three decades while playing in such cover bands as “Rendezvous”, “Flat Chat” and “Third Stone” and was a regular attraction at Mentone’s Night Hawk from 2003 until 2010.
“I have a strong emotional connection with the music. You can’t just sing the song perfectly note for note, you gotta have that soul connection to get the mood across,” Ron said.