Pat Urlich, vocalist of the hit 80’s band Peking Man, has joined Operatunity through-out September & October for our nationwide Fabulous 50’s tour! Pat, along with Suzanne Lynch, Karl Perigo and band will be performing the most memorable 50’s & 60’s songs from the likes of Elvis, Doris Day, Connie Frances and Bill Hayley and the Comets!
Pat Urlich has always has a taste for music. Growing up in West Auckland, Pat studied both singing and piano in his schooling years, and once he had left he studied classical singing with highly respected vocal teacher Dorothy Hopkins.
In 1983, Peking Man was formed with Pat as lead vocalist, but it was in 1985 when Pat's younger sister Margaret Urlich joined him on vocals that they saw their utmost success. The group, made up of two vocalists and six musicians, had chart topping hits through-out 1985-86 such as Room that Echoes and Good Luck to You, with Pat taking home the 1986 award for Best Male Vocalist at the New Zealand Music Awards. Since that time Pat has performed in various shows including Porgy and Bess and Messiah.
Now residing on Waiheke Island, Pat is a well-established band co-ordinator and vocal coach, while also performing gigs both as a solo artist and with his band.
See Pat Urlich in Fabulous 50’s, touring nationwide Sep 20 – Oct 27. Book your tickets here!