I'm Still Standing - An Elton John Experience is a live music show gathering some of NZ’s greatest and most experienced musical talent to perform fresh perspectives on Elton John classics. These include Bennie & the Jets, Your Song, Rocketman and much more.
Following their launch at Anthology Lounge on K Rd in late 2019, I'm Still Standing is proud to bring their show to the historic Leigh Sawmill Café.
The show headlines pianist & singer Josh Clark as Elton John. Described by Theatreview’s Nik Smythe as a “virtuoso keyboard player”, Josh prepares to perform this show fresh off the back of returning from London. Previous to his departure he was musically directing, performing or vocal coaching in six major NZ Music Theatre productions including Billy Elliot (2016), Cats (2019), recently to great acclaim, The NZ Premiere of Once The Musical.
Laughton Kora (Kora, Jesus Christ Superstar) joins Josh on Vocals and Electric Guitar. Coming from the iconic history of New Zealand’s 21st Century music wave alongside bands such as Fat Freddy’s Drop, Shapeshifter & Katchafire, Laughton is one of New Zealand’s great artists as a performer, producer & musical director.
The band comprises some of NZ’s most experienced and talented musicians, including Drummer Elijah Whyte (Sweatshop), Brazilian born Bassist, Guitarist & Singer Henrique Morales (Batacuda Sound Machine, Henrique Morales Quartet, Boteco Beats), Multi-Instrumentalist & Producer Sam Jones (Samson, Live, Tiki Taane, Laughton Kora, Barnaby Weir, Bailey Wiley).
This show aims to bring a unique and fresh perspective on one of the greatest songwriters of our time.