Sun Valley Opera will kick off its 2017 Opera Festival in style with a trip back in time to 1960s and 1970s Britain with a special tribute concert to classic rock icons.
On Thursday, July 6, British Rock Royalty, a cover band specializing in emulating The Who, Queen, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, will perform at the Sun Valley Pavilion starting at 8 p.m. for Sun Valley Opera’s annual fundraising concert.
Tickets range from $150 for the concert alone and upward for more premium seating and to donate to the nonprofit music organization.
British Rock Royalty is fronted by lead singer Brody Dolyniuk, a self-taught musician who got his start in music by playing in piano bars in the 1990s before his love of classic rock took over.
As an only child who often moved, Dolyniuk spent a lot of time listening to an eclectic record collection that included Elvis, Motown, country, movie soundtracks like Smokey and the Bandit and Ronco compilation records.
“I guess you could say I’ve been a fan of music and comedy as long as I can remember,” Dolyniuk said.
He’s been performing classic rock music since 1997, when he formed the Las Vegas group Yellow Brick Road, which originally was an Elton John tribute that morphed into a classic rock cover band.
“So British Rock Royalty is really just me homing in on four of the big British rock greats,” Dolyniuk said. “I feel it makes an interesting format—it’s sort of four tribute shows in one.”
The two-hour show also will include a dazzling light and laser show and video.
“I’ve also developed my technical expertise in sound, lighting and video, and this show serves as a great platform to show off those skills as well,” Dolyniuk said.
From “Comfortably Numb” to “Kashmir,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” to “Pinball Wizard,” Dolyniuk will play the biggest anthems and a few surprises. The concert is co-sponsored by Sun Valley Resort.
A Diva party will take place the evening before. Diva tickets include a cocktail party July 5 in a private home with entertainment by Dolyniuk and premier seating at the July 6 concert in the Sun Valley Pavilion.
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