Her Majesty’s Theatre, Fri 26 Jun
Las Vegas came to Adelaide last night and Her Majesty’s was rockin’ off her throne. The high-energy, super exciting, spectacularly talented American quartets, Radiance and Spectrum, backed by a very tight band of Australian musicians, took us back to the era that birthed some of the finest contemporary music in the western world. The ‘60s and ‘70s were bursting with extraordinary talent in the American music industry and nowhere more memorable than at Motown Records.
The four gorgeous women who make up Radiance are Yolanda Tharrington, MarQue Munday, Vivian Scott and Crystal Robinson. All highly acclaimed and talented in their own rights, they easily moved between lead and backing vocals, loving the dance, the audience and, most of all, the music. They were dynamic, vocally fabulous and great fun as they sang countless numbers from The Supremes, The Crystals, Martha and the Vandellas, Tina Turner, and many more. Some of the songs were played so fast, it was a bit like being on speed, but that was the 70s too, I guess.
Spectrum is comprised of four stylish and talented singers, founder Cushney Roberts, E.C. Adams, Pierre Jovan and Darryl Grant. Equally experienced and acclaimed, they recreated wonderful works from The Temptations, The Four Tops, Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles and more. They seamlessly swapped lead and backing vocal, embellished with beautiful harmonies, great synchronised movement and very Vegas outfits.
In the second act, the ladies turned up the heat taking us back to the hey-day of disco madness and beyond with a big Donna Summers medley. The baby boomers were dancing in the aisles and the show really took off. An unforgettable night for many in Adelaide and these uber-polished professionals know how to put on a Vegas-style spectacular, no matter where they are. Sensational!