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Songs & Times of Sam Cooke

A Change is Gonna Come

Starring ARIA-award winning and multi-platinum selling recording artist Gary Pinto (CDB) paying homage to one of the most influential songwriters of all time, Sam Cooke. 

Relive the legacy of Sam Cooke

Revered for hits such as Bring It On Home To Me, Cupid, Twistin’ The Night Away and A Change Is Gonna Come, Sam Cooke has an incredible legacy, still selling US$5 million a year more than five decades after his death.

    Featuring Gary Pinto and the Champions of Soul

    The show will see Gary and his hand-picked six-piece band The Champions of Soul traverse Sam Cooke’s biggest hits in a special stage show. With a nod to Cooke’s beloved concert at the Harlem Square Club in 1963, this is a rare chance to relive the music that shaped history.

    What They Say

    Read our glowing reviews

    This is a show that shouldn’t be missed… Gary Pinto IS Sam Cooke! ★★★★★


    An impassioned tribute… the audience itching to get to their feet. ★★★★


    Pinto doesn’t just sing Cooke’s songs, he feels them with his whole body — from the top of his head to the tips of his toes. And with a range that would rival Mariah’s vocal gymnastics, it’s easy to understand why he is an ARIA award winner.

    Brisbane Stage

    A sophisticated and stylish reminder of not only the genius of Sam Cooke, but the continued influence and appeal of his music and we should be thankful for Pinto’s genuine championing of Cooke’s genius.

    Blue Curtains

    Video reviews

    Australian audiences are loving Gary Pinto and the Champions of Soul as they pay tribute in Songs and Times of Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come.

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