Whilst I will concentrate on music shows, there might be a comment or two on other activities. I don't believe I will be commenting on the Clipsal after-party concerts. Nor WOMAdelaide. Others might.
We saw Judith Lucey at Thebby Town hall on Friday night. It was hot and steamy in the Hall which refelected the weather, and Judith's sense of humour. Not too much melodic content in Judith's voice though. The hall was absolutely chockers, and those who brought a fan were very fortunate.
On Sunday night, we went to 'Sunday Light Live' - a Bee Gees tribute band peforming at the Colnel Light Hotel. We saw a Boz Scaggs tribute band at that venue last year - the band was excellent but the venue acoustics and the mixing was abominal. This year, acoustics were fine and the mixing was much improved - an occasional plunge into excessive bass that had fixtures vibrating but these were short-lived. The place was packed, generally 50+ age group, probable average age was 60. It is a small venue so perhaps 150 people at $20 each.
The band - a husband (Barry) and wife (Maurice) with a young 16 year old who has been working with this group for many years (Robin). Plus a drummer and a keyboard player. Barry looked the part, but the star of the show was the young Robin. His rendition of all of Robin's songs eg Massacheutts (sp?) was outstanding. I hope I have the roles of Robin and Maurice around the right way. We were pleasantly surprised with young Robin being outstanding. I think there is one other performance to come.
In a weeks time, I am going to see an Adelaide Pink Floyd tribute band at the Ed Castle on Currie Street - again about $25 a ticket It should be fun. I think there are three performances at different venues.
Otherwise, we have a mixture of the burlesque and a brass band to come - Fringe is always fun.
Edited by Benje, 01 March 2012 - 08:34 AM.