A bit of a departure from the rock-n-roll I usually enjoy, but I have loved the sappy-sweet stuff these guys sing since high school. I haven’t seen them in years, but they always used to put on a fantastic show, and I was pleased to see that nothing has changed. The stage set may be smaller, but the feel was no less grand. They still start the show with “Sweet Dreams”, which is a hauntingly beautiful song. Graham Russell, the duo’s primary songwriter, also writes poetry, which he recited some of during a break in the music. Graham also sang quite the bawdy little tune called “One Glass Eye” - a little dirty, a little funny, completely delightful. Russell Hitchcock has become a bit like a Vegas showman, but it suits the nature of the songs. They also play Vegas regularly, so I guess it's OK. His voice is still great. Their guitarist was enjoyable too- somehwere between Lenny Kravitz and Prince. They have rekindled the joy I once had in their music and I’m looking forward to another show.
Only some cell phone shots from this show, but a few turned out all right.
Other songs in the setlist included: “Even the Nights Are Better”, “Just as I Am”, “Every Woman in the World”, “Here I Am”, “Chances”, “I Adore You”, “Free to Love”, “Two Less Lonely People in the World”, “The One That You Love”, “Lost in Love”, “Making Love Out of Nothing at All”, “Without You”, “Shake It”, “All Out of Love”.