Neil Diamond is a phenomenon who gives truly special and personal shows that legions of fans return to see again and again. A style that transcends music fads by consistently touching people of all ages and interests. The personal and magical interaction Diamond has on stage with an audience is legendary, breaking all box office records wherever he performs.
Now here is your opportunity to experience that same spontaneous display of energy and sensuality with the superb talents of Peter Byrne and Forever Diamond, a show performing 50 years of Diamonds greatest hits spanning over five decades, in an uncanny portrayal that has to be seen to be believed. Peter Byrne’s capacity to recreate Neil Diamond to a standard which impressed Diamond’s pianist Tom Henlsley on his last Australian tour says it all. The hightlight no doubt was in 2003 when Neil Diamond endorsed Peter’s show…
Irishman Byrne’s singing voice is eerie in its likeness to the megastar and providing the impetus for Byrne’s performance is a relentless pursuit to raise his Diamond act to a level that the man himself would endorse.
Peter’s career highlights are too many to mention, but the ones that stick in his mind was meeting his idol, Neil Diamond in 1996. In August 1997 he celebrated the 25th anniversary of one of the greatest live albums of the 70’s Hot August Night, His idea was to re-enact every song from the album as Diamond recorded (with 30 piece symphony orchestra), and he did just that; and over over 5,000 people have been taken on a trip down memory lane. Its now nearly 25 years since that first concert, and since then Peter has performed to over 400,000 Diamond fans in venues such as Melbournes Crown Casino, QPAC, Empire Theatre, State Theatre, Concourse with Australia’s best symphonies orchestras including The Sydney International Orchestra, The Canberra Symphony Orchestra, The Australian Pops Orchestra, The Queensland Pops Orchestra and The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
Over the years Peter has been recognized by his peers in 2001,2002,2003 and 2004 when Peter won the prestigious ‘MO’ Award for Best Variety Production show and ACE Award for Best Tribute Show in 2001, 2002 ,2003,2004,2006,2007and 2008.
With the sad news of Neil’s retirment due to Parkinson’s, Peter wanted to give something back and in 2019 together with the Sydney International Orchestra they donated their time and performed a concert to 1500 people at the Event Centre in Sydney rasing over $50,000. Since then he has been made a proud Ambassador of the Shake It Up Australia Foundation raising awareness about Parkinson’s and funds to support the Foundation’s research in pursuit of a cure for this debilitating disease that affects 100,000 Australians.
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