Curtains up Showcase session four
Reviewer Johnny Tait
The final session of Curtains up opened with 4 piece covers band Back 2 Skool With Lady Z. Fronted by an attractive young lady with a powerful voice backed by 3 top musicians. The sound and vision was absolutely first class.
Now That’s What We Call The Eighties a male/female vocal duo opened with an extended version of ‘we built this city on rock and roll’ finishing with a medley of powerfully sung ballads.
The Motown Sisters, looked spectacular in their full length red sequined dresses whilst performing a selection of well sung motown classics. Then at the blink of an eye the girls changed along with the costumes.
Any show produced by Xerox productions will be well choreographed and Take That tribute Want U Back did not disapoint as four well presented lads gave a performance that was as good as any tribute act I have ever seen. If you are looking for a Take That act look no further.
Five young ladies aged between fourteen and sixteen made up vocal group Sweetchix. It was interesting to witness these youngsters performing in a well disciplined manner.
Little Miss Minogue with Spectacular costumes worn by herself and her backing dancers put on an amazing visual display. The best Kylie Minogue tribute I have seen.
Soul Singer Gary Emanuelhas has been working the circuit for a long time and will carry-on doing so.
A breath of fresh air entered the venue when The Unlikely Lads took to the stage with their original and extremely funny parodies. Their humour is suitable for any audience, it’s no wonder they are one of the busiest acts around.
Live backing is without the best form and Destiny Michelle presenting Forever Whitney proved that with her rendition of ‘The greatest love of all’
On a white grand piano, and with backing from the excellent house band Joel Coombes looked and sounded the part with his tribute to Elton John.
3 girl group70’s Sensation looked and sounded the part as they bounded on to the stage in pink sequined flared jumpsuit’s, giving us a well rehearsed energetic performance.
It’s party time whenever Notown Like Motown perform, I have had the pleasure of working with these guys on a few occassions and they storm it everytime. Their vocals skills and cheoreography are second to none, book them for any venue, they are a safe bet.
A young fit looking Elvis was what the audience were treated too when This is Elvis tribute took to the stage, the costume was perfect as he performed with enthusiasm. If your looking for Elvis you have found him.
It’s always a pleasure to see an act performing like they are enjoying it and Chorus did just that. Consisting of two boys and two girls performing numbers from contempary musical’s with the help of hand puppets for one of their numbers they really were fun to watch.
With the tribute market now very competitive Lisa M as Madonna, would do well to think about her costume and cheoreography, she performed with gusto but as Madonna did not pull it off.
The evening was brought to a close by a Jessy J In Concert tribute band with 3 outstanding musicians and strong vocal skills from Sarah fronting them, they put on a powerful performance to close a successful showcase