Sun Songs



Sam Phillips formed Sun Records in 1950 in Memphis where he discovered and recorded the likes of BB King, Howlin’ Wolf, Roscoe Gordon, Little Walter & Ike Turner.

At the time there were no labels that would record and promote black music to the general white American public. Sam did so with great enthusiasm and he soon realised that if he could find a white boy that could sing the blues it would open doors for Sun Records and make him rich. Enter Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash, taking the black man’s blues to white kids.

Performed by an all-star Melbourne blues band, this show will be tremendous entertainment showcasing songs from the black and white artists who recorded with Sun. Louis King is from Melbourne and tours to Europe regularly with his trio. Pat Powell is from Sydney and tours the USA, Canada and Europe also. Each has a love of the music from the Sun Records era and they have joined forces to put this show together.

As part of Melbourne Cabaret Festival.


Seating: Allocated Seating.

Please make sure you arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the performance start time. The performance has a strict ‘Lockout Policy’, latecomers will not be permitted.

Please Note: To ensure the safety and integrity of the performance, if you choose to exit the theatre you will only be permitted to re-enter at the discretion of the front of house supervisor. Entry will only be permitted during suitable break in the performance.

If you require wheelchair access, please call our Box Office on 03 8290 7000.