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November 22, 2019 - Christmas classic hits with Chris Lloyds in Innisfail

Classic crooner Chris Lloyds will perform Christmas hits and other songs from the Swing era when he headlines Innisfail’s Morning Melodies concert on Tuesday (26/11).

Lloyds, whose style has been described as “smooth and sophisticated”, is a big fan of songs that are lyrical, entertaining, and full of optimism. Most of the best-loved Christmas songs fit this style, and many of them originated in the 20s-50s.

“It was a beautiful era for songs which were entertaining then, and now,” Lloyds says.

“Swing came about as a counter to the Great Depression and World War II. It was a time with so many problems and negativity, so out of those things you had people who wrote songs of hope, love and better days.

“Then after the war you then had a period of celebration. So Swing throughout the years was a musical style that was classy and entertaining, while being filled with a sense of optimism.”

Lloyds said a big musical influence on his career was his grandmother, who was a fan of Swing and who lived through the era.

For more than 20 years, Lloyds has been performing many of the greatest hits from Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, and others.

“Just about all of them did Christmas songs, so when I’m in Innisfail I’ll be visiting those Christmas classics,” he says.

The concert will be held at the Innisfail Shire Hall. Doors open from 10am for a 10.30am start, and free morning tea is included. Tickets are $20 at the door; or $16 pre-purchased from all Council offices, online at www.trybooking.com/ZUXS, or by calling 1300 763 903.