Van ‘Experience’

Atlanta’s Greg Hester recreates the best of the Belfast Cowboy at Proctors

Van Morrison cuts a unique figure in the modern music industry. Notoriously fickle, difficult and demanding, his catalog, nonetheless, is filled with true soul music, searching ballads and sing-along anthems.

With Domino: A Van Morrison Experience, Atlanta singer Greg Hester recreates the aura of Morrison onstage with all of the joy of the diminutive Irish giant at his best. It’s Van Morrison as you remember him in your heart! You’ll thrill to the kicks, shouts and struts, as well as the classic stage presence of the Belfast Cowboy.

Hester, who has also developed a James Brown tribute, catches all the nuances of Van the Man as he tears through the best of his mighty songbook.

Expect selections such as “Domino,” of course, along with “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Moondance,” “Tupelo Honey,” “Into The Mystic,” “Wild Night,” “Have I Told You Lately” and so many other classics.

“I was having surreal flashbacks playing with these guys,” crows former Morrison keyboardist Mark T. Jordan. “A great singer with a great band!”

Domino members and alumni have worked with James Brown, Sting, Gavin DeGraw, Regina Spektor, Avril Lavigne, Jack Ingram, Little Big Town, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Johnny Winter, Michael Jackson, Dave Matthews Band, Lenny Kravitz, Earl Slick, Robin Trower, Ben Folds, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett and Kenny Chesney among many others.

Domino: A Van Morrison Experience
8 p.m. Saturday, January 28
Proctors
432 State Street, Schenectady
$20–$40