RING of Fire, Walk the Line, A Boy Named Sue, God's Gonna Cut You Down.

People probably know more Johnny Cash songs than they think and many of them will be given a rendition at a special tribute to the legendary American singer-songwriter at the Gaiety Theatre in Ayr on Tuesday, May 16, at 7.30pm.

And we are offering a pair of tickets for the much-anticipated Johnny Cash Roadshow in a great competition.

The show is fronted by diehard Cash fan Clive John, a singer/songwriter based in Malvern, Worcestershire.

He is better known across Europe as the voice of Johnny Cash as he plays the lead role in the critically acclaimed theatre production which is the only show to be endorsed by the Cash family.

Clive said: "I am out and out and Johnny Cash fan and don't really listen to anyone else. I have been doing the show since 2005 and building it since then. We have been to Scotland many times before and this will be our second time at the Gaiety. We like the venue.

"I think because Johnny's music includes all the styles - rock and roll, country, gospel and folk- that's what appeals to me. There's a rebellious side to the music and soul. The funny songs are some of my favourites like A Boy Named Sue, One Piece At A Time. I have played in many of the venues he has played in the UK and all over Europe. I have just got back from a show in Germany.

"We enjoy the gigs, we are always away playing a wife and three children. I am also a songwriter and have released seven albums over the years, in the country and folk genre.

"I also have a brass section for the show which I will be using in Ayr. They do harmony and vocals and keyboard.

"I have met Johnny's granddaughter Caitlin was given a couple of harmonicas which were Johnny's by the family, although they are too old to be used on stage. I have played the Gaiety before and Scottish audiences get quite involved in our show."

Both Rosanne Cash (the eldest daughter of Johnny Cash and his first wife, Vivian Liberto Cash Distin) and her daughter, Caitlin have seen the show.

Reviews say the spirit of the Man in Black is alive and ‘kicking like a mule’ with an outstanding celebration of the iconic legend by the Carter/Cash-endorsed Johnny Cash Roadshow.

This is gold standard, fire-cracking entertainment from the first note, delivering an inspired set of cherished numbers with impeccable rhythmic pace. A dynamic performance from an unparalleled group of highly talented musicians and a guaranteed treat for country music lovers and diehard Cash fans alike.

Clive John, captures the essence of Cash with exceptional style and confidence. His deep, distinctive vocals are spot on, evoking pure country magic with Walk the Line, Folsom Prison Blues and A Thing Called Love.

Renditions of Don’t You Think It’s Come Our Time and Jackson, encapsulate the tender charm and uplifting humour shared by the late enigmatic pair. The music doesn’t miss a beat as the set glides along, evoking a timeless quality of a golden era with fresh contemporary flair.

Martin Bentley (bass) is in a league of his own and Nick Davis (guitars) and Darren Bazzoni (drums) first class.

Backing vocals by Louise Masters and Amanda Stone add sparkle and glamour as the Carter sisters, complimenting the line up with equally impressive versatility.

Despite the band’s professional portfolio and slick stage presence they reach a direct intimacy with audiences of all ages that other performers can’t quite pull off. This is more than just a show, it’s a heart-warming story played out with genuine passion and a wonderful celebration of one of worlds greatest known artists.

Further information including tour dates and new album release, Johnny Cash Roadshow Gold, can be found at www.johnnycashroadshow.com

To have a chance of winning a pair of tickets, simply answer the following question. What nationality was Johnny Cash? Send your entries to Ayrshire Weekly Press, The Herald Building, Princes Street, Ardrossan, KA22 8BP.