We were lucky enough to get a seat at the opening night of Let’s Get it On : The Life and Music of Marvin Gaye thanks to Moira at Room 8 Productions. I knew a little of the music, nothing about the life and very little about famous songs Marvin Gaye had penned. By the end of the evening and with more google searches on the way home, I could nearly have read out his Wikipedia page. Probably one of my favourite things is the life story: the beginning, the middle and the end or continuing journey. Marvin Gaye was blessed with great talent, grew up with an abusive father, had a number of relationships not just with women but with drugs and booze and died from a bullet triggered by his father. The gold vein through all of this were the words and the music of Marvin Gaye.
Let’s Get it On : The Life and Music of Marvin Gaye from Room 8 Productions at The Athenaeum Theatre in Melbourne from 13 May to 25 May 2014. Starring Helpmann Award winning singer and actor Bert LaBonté, with Australia’s finest musicians in The Funk City Band and introducing Jude Perl.
Tickets available here.