With the resurgence of disco music, led by the likes of Daft Punk and waves of nu-disco DJs permeating the nightlife landscape, the sounds of the ’70s have once again found relevance with clubgoers. Now, disco diehards will get the chance to catch one of the genre’s most iconic groups in the flesh, as The Village People make their debut performance in Singapore to celebrate their 40th anniversary.
Performing at MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands across two nights from May 18 to 19, the costumed group’s line-up will include founding members Felipe Rose and Alexander Briley – who portray the Native American and GI respectively – with lead ‘cop’ vocalist Ray Simpson (who replaced The Village People’s original singer, Victor Willis, in 1979), as well as the theatrical Eric Anzalone (biker), Jim Newman (cowboy) and Bill Whitefield (construction worker).
Bringing an arsenal of hits that include “Macho Man”, “You Can’t Stop The Music” and the unforgettable rite of passage, “Y.M.C.A.”, fans who lived through the era will need no prompt to throw their hands in the air to the group’s countless disco tunes, while fresh listeners will have the opportunity to experience original takes on current disco staples that include “San Francisco (You’ve Got Me)” and “In Hollywood”.
The Village People will also be joined by long-running ABBA tribute act, Bjorn Again, which stands as the only show endorsed by ABBA members Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus.
The Village People perform on May 18 and 19 at MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands. For tickets and more info, visit marinabaysands.com.