Arkaba Hotel Showroom (Adelaide, South Australia, Australia)

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013| 8:00pm-11:00pm

MEDIA PRESS RELEASE THE KYM PURLING TRIO REUNITES ON NOVEMBER 2 Adelaide’s own Kym Purling has spent the past 15 years traveling the world working with some of the greatest musical names and as a sought-after jazz pianist in his own right. He’s back in town for one night only, reuniting with Tim Bowen and Ben Riley as THE KYM PURLING TRIO. The trio met whilst studying at the Elder Conservatorium at Adelaide University in the early 1990s. They soon became popular icons on the local live music scene, holding weekly gigs at Tapas on Rundle St, the Stamford Plaza and the Stamford Grand as well as many other SA venues. In January 2013, the trio’s first reunion show for many years was sold out, with expectant concert goers turned away from the box office well before the start of the show. Having performed in over 70 countries, Purling is a passionate, dynamic and charismatic showman whose talents as a jazz pianist mean he has a loyal following of fans from a diverse range of cultures and countries. As a musical director, Purling has worked, and shared the stage, with some of the biggest names in the business including Engelbert Humperdink, Natalie Cole, Julio Iglesias, Harry Connick Jr. and James Morrison. Purling has musically directed and conducted a number of Broadway hits such as the U.S. national tour of Miss Saigon, 42nd Street and the Japanese national tour of 42nd Street. Purling's own life story has many parallels to that of Miss Saigon; born in Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) Vietnam, to unknown parents, Purling was found malnourished and abandoned when only a few days' old. After time in hospital and two orphanages, Purling was brought to Australia in 1973 at approximately seven months old to become the first international adoption in Australia. After growing up in Marion, attending Westminster School and then Adelaide University, Purling returned to Vietnam as Australian Ambassador for the Performing Arts in 1996. Purling spent his residency in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) teaching and performing at Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music and performing with and teaching Vietnamese adults and students. Purling spent most of his adult life traveling extensively and living in Las Vegas, New York City and Florida and has released numerous CDs over the years. A multi-award winning artist, Purling has won numerous prizes on television shows and was the “Most Outstanding Keyboard Player of the Year” at the 1996 South Australian Music Industry Awards. Purling is currently based in Los Angeles but loves returning to Adelaide as often as he can. He is an avid supporter of live music in SA, especially young and upcoming artists, and frequently contributes his time for charitable causes. Purling is donating a personal performance to be auctioned at Saturday night’s Westpac Craniofacial Masque Ball at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. On November 2, the trio will present numerous new and improvised arrangements but will also dust off some old favourites from their days as regulars on the Adelaide live music scene. Tickets $25 + BF and available online only or at the door if not sold out. SATURDAY 2 NOVEMBER - Doors open 8pm ARKABA HOTEL - 150 Glen Osmond Rd, Fullarton


150 Glen Osmond Rd, Fullarton.