Sunday, September 04, 2011
Salutations, Soul Citizens.
Last night's show at the 5 Towers on Universal CityWalk was simply epic. The stage was dazzling, the audience was beautiful and the band was jumping! I'm so grateful for every opportunity to entertain the masses and there were many hundreds of people at this show.
Did I mention the band. They were tight and the mood was joyful. It helped that the sound crew for the 5 Towers were handling biz expertly. We started the show with Fall Out. It was nice to be able to make an entrance at the top of the show. Adam Beesley, the MC, did a fab job of the introduction. But we came out amps ablazin'. From the top of the show, the energy was tremendous. Bryan's playing last night was on point and he kicked off our second number, Everyone's Ingenue. His guitar work was so much fun; and since I didn't play bass, I really got to watch and hear what he was doing. Omar D. Brancato, who handled the low end strings, was also a marvel. He was all over the stage with his wireless and brought a little extra flavor. Keyboardist Adam Marsland did a very cool vamp to bring us into Done Lost My Mind and the harmonies on that one soared.
We brought the rock and roll with the new arrangement of Supermodels With Gatling Guns from my upcoming CD (So Sophisticated). I like to think every song brought down the house. Supermodels is a gas to dance to, I know it had me moving. I could see all the dancers doing their runway stroll. Then we pounced on I Can't Cry From You featuring some stellar drumming from Matt Soule and hit a bunch of songs from my current release (A Talent For Loving).
Roses flew up to the stage; very fragrant and sweet. Perfectly timed for Everything My Heart Desires. We ended the show with a disco-trifecta. U Had The Money, the Bee Gees' Jive Talkin' and by demand, and I mean demand, A Talent For Loving.
I have posted a couple dozen photos on my facebook music page so far. More to come, along with video from the show. So be sure to stay tuned. The video will hit YouTube first. I'll be sure to announce when it is available. In the meantime, check out the photos, including the sample below of me doing my "Adjust the Cuffs" dance.
Peace & Disco Beats!