Category: Concert Reviews – Archive

September 26, 2019 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Giant Dwarf, September 11 8/10 Gladys could have saved us all a fortune by having Jade MacRae demolish the Sydney Football Stadium. One note should have done the job, such is the singer’s staggering power. Were anything left tottering, Carl Dewhurst could have napalmed it with a guitar solo. MacRae,…

September 24, 2019 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Ensemble Theatre, September 9 9/10 The ghosts from his past turned out for this one. Marlene was there, as was Billie, hyperactive Judy (of course), Nina, Aretha and Janis. But the point was that now they were just ghosts. Where once Paul Capsis built his reputation on doing wickedly accurate…

September 22, 2019 / Concert Reviews - Archive

The Studio, September 8 8/10 The standard of musical excellence in Australia is only going north. This was the strongest of 17 editions of Freedman Jazz, the annual concert partly determining the winner of the $20,000 Freedman Jazz Fellowship. Standing out was not just the musicianship, but the artistry: the…