X Factor star leads classic rock tribute

Joseph Whelan from X FactorJoseph Whelan from X Factor
Joseph Whelan from X Factor
Former X Factor rocker, Joseph Whelan will be taking on the role of Bruce Springsteen in Classic Rock USA, at Preston Guild Hall, tonight.

The multi-instrumentalist, who can play guitar, bass, keyboard and drums, appeared on X Factor twice in 2012 and 2013.

On his first appearance, he received a standing ovation for his performance of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Whole Lotta Love’.

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A year later, he returned and made it all the way to Sharon Osbourne’s judge’s house, coming agonisingly close to getting a place on the live shows.

Now he will be performing as one of his heroes, The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen.

Classic Rock USA is a tribute show combining three of America’s greatest rock exports.

Joining Joseph Whelan as Springsteen will be Jon Bon Jovi and Bryan Adams tributes.

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Over the course of the show, they’ll perform over 25 hits including Born to run, Thunder Road, Hungry Heart, Everything I do, Summer of 69, Living on a Prayer, You Give Love a Bad Name, Bed of Roses and many more.

For tickets, priced £21.50, call 01772 804444.