Rockville 2069 began its life with the production of a Graphic Novel and Concept Album.
The music for the album was written by Johnny Ray, arranged by Johnny Ray and Kyle Petersen, with lyrics and script by Johnny Ray and Bruno Paiola. The Graphic Novel and CD were launched in 2012 and the album is also available on most online retail stores ,such as iTunes. The concept album started with 22 songs and as the stage version was evolving it soon became 25 songs ,which was released in 2013,and by the time we were ready for the stage adaption it grew to 30 songs. The arrangements for the concept album were adapted for orchestration by Darryl Andrews.
The script was adapted for the stage by Gavin Wright and Johnny Ray and was performed on 29th August 2014 at the Opera House Artscape, Cape Town. Orchestrations for the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, cast and Kyle Petersen band for the World Premiere were completed by Steven J Wright. Director at the World Premiere, Opera House, Artscape, Cape Town, 2014; Gavin Wright. Choreographer at the World Premiere, Opera House, Artscape, Cape Town 2014; Corinne De Beer and Amanda Klotz
“Rockville 2069 is a futuristic rock musical that is at heart a love story set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic world steeped in the philosophies that characterise the rebellion of the sixties, the seventies and those that are currently shaping our world,” says Johnny Ray, author and composer of Rockville 2069.
The 22-track original soundtrack and a graphic novel has been released on the EMI label for manufacture and distribution. Next Music has released the soundtrack internationally on all online platforms. DALRO have been appointed as the international box office administrators.
Understanding that preparation is crucial to create an epic product, Rockville 2069 has been quietly brewing in coffee shops, rehearsal rooms, boardrooms and recording studios for years. The staging is innovative, the music has been taken to new heights in terms of traditional musicals. Technology plays a key role, whilst keeping all the classic advantages of hit musicals.
As a fully orchestrated rock musical, the album is a big production and required the following musicians and artists:
2. That Summer
3. Music of the Day
4. Rock On!
5. Once Upon a Time
6. All That Unfolds
7. Morning Song Part 1
8. Morning Song Part 2
9. Morning Song Part 3
10. Our Hope so New
11. Look About with a Laugh and Shout
12. Time 4 Change
13. Take It Easy
14. Better Than You There Is None
15. Full Moon Grinning Down Brightly
16. I Will Always Follow You
19. Love Grows
20. Love Grows: Techno
21. Live as You Dare
22. Live as You Dare:Techno
23. You Need to Listen
24. The Wind Lay Down to Sleep at My Door
25. We Look to You, To Save Us True
Patrick Goodwin (Lead)
Marc de Kock
Tony Cox (Acoustic)
Aldert du Toit (Electric Guitar)
Juan Oosthuizen (Floors) Darryl Andrews
Prof Mike Campbell
Cedric Van Denschrik
Featured and Backing Vocalists
Techno Mix and Production