GroUP Entertainment is proud to present Two Rooms Live, a spectacular live theatre / concert experience celebrating the legendary songs of Elton John & lyricist Bernie Taupin. In a career that has spanned five decades, including fifty top-40 hits, and record sales of over 300 million, their songs have made Elton John one of the biggest and most influential artists of our time.
This year celebrates a rather stunning achievement for them; 2018 marks the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of their songwriting partnership. A 50-year artistic collaboration that has shaped decades of pop culture and inspired millions of fans world-wide. Monster hits such as Your Song, Rocket Man, Tiny Dancer, Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, Daniel, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Someone Saved My Life Tonight, Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting, Crocodile Rock, I’m Still Standing, I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues, Nikita, Daniel, Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word and The One have been masterfully etched into our hearts by this brilliant songwriting duo.
Created by Artistic Directors Craig Titus and Davor Jordanovski, Two Rooms Live is an unforgettable two-act live celebration of the music, lives, and stories behind these brilliant songs and their incredible writers. Featuring a spectacular cast of singers, musicians, dancers, aerialists and special surprises, this stunning production will take you on a journey, inside some of the most memorable songs of our time.
We never thought we were writing for posterity, because at the time everyone assumed that all the great standards had already been written by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein... The songs we were writing were supposed to be temporary things, of the period, like comic books.
We fought about words, we fought about music. We fought about everything.
Our songs did not transcend R&B. They were R&B hits that white kids were attracted to.
I write a melody and then change it and change it until I get it the way I like it.
I heard this music coming out of the radio and it was 'Ain't Nobody's Business.' It got me. I thought, 'I can do this.' I decided just like that. No romantic story.
Hound Dog' took like twelve minutes. That's not a complicated piece of work. But the rhyme scheme was difficult. Also, the metric structure of the music was not easy. 'Kansas City' was maybe eight minutes, if that. Writing the early blues was spontaneous. You can hear the energy in the work.
Honestly, when Jerry and I started to write, we were writing to amuse ourselves. It was done out of the love of doing it. And we got very lucky in the sense that at some point what we wrote also amused a lot of other people.