Thursday, 21 March 2013

Michael Buble Tribute with Big Band - Review May 2011

Michael Buble and In The Pink Big Band Tribute
Review By : Andrew Booth May 2011

So a Michael Buble tribute finally hit Mr Kyps.
Truly an inspired and different piece of selection by Mr K!

What really made this tribute for me was the 12 piece orchestra which accompanied him. In the Pink Big Band  
Without that if he had just sung to a backing track the evening would have been very good. This band lifted it another level, their sound filling the hall.
Conducted by a very bouncy blonde lady (who also played sax) the band were tight and punchy in their delivery.
The guy playing Michael Steve Maitland did have the trademark suit and black tie and a great voice.

The first half began with ‘Cry Me A River‘, It Had Better Be Tonight’ ‘Home’, then a few standards –‘Try A Little Tenderness’, ‘Sway’, ‘Save The Last Dance For Me’, sandwiched between ‘Everything’.

Second half began with In the Pink playing Average White Bands ‘Pick up the Pieces’ then ‘Against All Odds’ instrumental with a great clarinet solo.

The returning Michael then did one of my all time favourite songs-‘Moondance’. The audience were really into it especially couples who used the music to show off their dancing skills

Then we got ‘Haven’t Met You Yet’, ‘Stuck In The Middle’ and ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ plus ‘Feeling Good’.

His Finale went very Frank Sinatra with ‘That’s Life’, ‘New York New York’ and ‘All of Me’.
The whole evening was Guilty Pleasure songs to produce one big Guilty Pleasure.
The audience were baying for more but all good things must come to an end and hopefully this good thing will hopefully be rebooked for a repeat performance very soon. Pure uplifting bliss !!!!