For the last five years or so I have been a keen fan of the homage nights put on by CCEntertainment. When I think of the top live acts both local and international that I have seen, I would rate several CCEntertainment shows up there with the best of them. Why is it always such a great night out? Maybe the sum of various parts, quality artists, being physically close to the band along with the great atmosphere venues like The Basement generate.
The recent Stones “Beggars Banquet” show was no exception. With a great selection of Stones classic songs, musical director and band member, Joseph Calderazzo, seems to know how to get the best out of his artists.
Spencer Jones (great voice) opened the show with a cracking It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll and the upbeat vibe remained for the rest of the show. Ngaiire effortlessly hit a home run with Wild Horses and Steve Balbi, oozing with charisma and intrigue, nailed Ventilator Blues. The audience loved it and we screamed and thumped the tables for more.
Simon Meli seemed to “channel” Mick Jagger, whilst somehow making the songs valid in 2009. He would have to be one of the most impressive frontmen I have seen in a long time.
I’ve already got my tickets for the Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin concert at the Enmore Theatre in September and “I’m excited!”