Wayne Whelan Purcell is a passionate producer, promoter and musician, he has produced and performed as lead guitarist and vocalist for a number of renowned tribute bands and has studied the art of the music of the 1950’s, specialising in such beloved and timeless artists as Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Luther Perkins, Carl Perkins, Scotty Moore, James Burton, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more.
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Over the course of his career he has co-produced, managed, and presented hundreds of Dublin’s most successful music and theatre shows, including Dublin’s most successful Christmas panto.
In addition to producing and presenting hundreds of touring tribute shows, Wayne was responsible for the revival of the Tivoli Theatre, restoring it to its status as one of Dublin’s most successful performance venues. After years of dedication as the sole licence holder, Wayne managed to make the Tivoli Theatre, a 500-seater theatre and a nightclub with capacity of 1,000, one of Dublin’s busiest venues.
His production of 'An Evening With the Man in Black', which he wrote, produced, and performed in (lead guitarist/vocalist), has taken him on tour across Ireland and the U.K. Wayne also wrote, produced and performed in 'The Johnny Cash vs. Elvis Show', part of the 2015 Carlow Arts Festival, and 'Gotta Make That Train', a country and western musical.
Wayne is the exclusive producer/promoter of 'Frankie’s Guys', a talented bunch of lads performing all the hits and original cast member Scott Monello from the West End musical 'JERSEY BOYS', which enjoys sold-out runs all across Europe, and exclusive producer/promoter of 'Johnny Cash Roadshow', the only production to be endorsed by the Cash family themselves, while working with a number of nationally and internationally celebrated tribute shows, including 'Beatlemania' and 'Masters of the Musical'.
Wayne is also owner & organiser of 'Paddy’s Music Fest', a city-wide St. Patrick's Day celebration of Irish culture and traditional music, and co-producer of the 2015 production 'Ireland Rises', a production honouring the events of the 1916 Easter Rising and brimming with traditional music, song, and dance. Wayne hosted over the years the 'Gay Pride Festival', one of Ireland’s biggest pride festivals bringing over 4,000 people to a unique space in Dublin; he also hosted one of Dublin’s most successful nightclub brands, District 8.
An avid lover of live comedy, Wayne worked as Production and Tour Manager for one of Boston’s most successful improvisation and sketch comedy gigs, 'Improv Asylum' which enjoyed great success in Dublin at the Tivoli Theatre. He has produced '69 Shades of Gay' -- a riotous comedy about gay boy-about-town Aiden’s search for true love, written by celebrated Scottish comedy writer Stuart Thomas -- and 'You Don’t Bring Me Flowers', a raunchy yet heart-warming comedy about love and family, also written by Stuart Thomas. Both enjoyed hugely successful tours across Ireland and the U.K. Exciting plans of a brand new 50’s musical in 2020 and two new acts: 'I’m Still Standing' a brand new Elton John show and the 'Bob Dylan Story'.
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