Good times have never seemed so good for this Neil Diamond impersonator.
Joey Purpura's vocal impersonation of the famous singer will be reaching out and touching locals as he brings his show to the Pictou Legion Tuesday.
Some of the proceeds will go to the Legion.
There is a general feeling that's evoked in the show, Purpura said. Seeing people happy.
“I had no idea how beloved Diamond is. And I had no idea how powerful his music was – and still is – to people," he said.
Seeing Diamond fans light up and seeing audience members smile or cry when they hear his ballads, Purpura said, is a satisfying part of his job.
"Response is so good that I always get invited back wherever I perform."
Purpura said he can also impersonate other artists, such as Elton John, Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor and Scott Stapp, but his busy schedule hasn't allowed him to showcase them yet.
"I haven't been able to produce other acts yet. I've done a few shows with different voices, but not regularly," he said.
To buy tickets for the show, call the Legion or pick up tickets at the Legion club room.Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Pick up tickets at the Legion club room by phoning (902) 485-5790. For more check out www.solitaryman.ca.