Category: Concert Reviews – Archive

August 17, 2019 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Qudos Bank Arena, August 2 7/10 Had he been born half a century earlier you can imagine Hugh Jackman slapping backs and swapping highballs with the Rat Pack. Even if he wasn’t quite wicked enough for those boys, his skillset would have been right: an actor, singer and dancer blessed…

August 16, 2019 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Sound Lounge, July 27 9/10 It doesn’t hit full-frontally, but rather slides into your consciousness like a chimera just caught in the corner of your eye. Then it gradually insinuates itself, until the absorption is complete and time seems to stop. Phil Slater has achieved a rare profundity by ruthlessly…

July 22, 2019 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Everest Theatre, July 12 7/10 As a little girl Ella Fitzgerald longed to be a dancer. When (while yet in her teens) she instead became a singer, her ascent to greatness was hastened because she still danced, except that now it with her voice. More than any other jazz singer,…