Dunstan Playhouse, Fri 19 Jun
Laura Fygi is a consummate performer; gracious, confident, talented, inclusive of the audience in her warm and friendly manner, she is funny and enchanting. Her voice is like liquid satin as she takes us smoothly through some of her favourite songs in English, French and Spanish. The band of Adelaide musicians who backed her was absolutely spectacular and they deserve to be named alongside Laura, as their playing was as world class as her performance.
Headed by the always wonderful David McEvoy on piano, with splendid saxophonist Jason McMahon, and the ever gorgeous guitarist George Grifsas, they were underpinned by one of the most tasteful and innovative drummers I have ever heard, Chris Neil. The icing on this glorious cake was beautiful double bass playing by Anne – second name sounded like Buttose and I am so sorry that I am not sure of her name because she was a gorgeous bass player.
The concert was rich with jazzy, Latin numbers enhanced by Brazilian and Egyptian flavours, and many fun favourites. Songs included Fly Me To The Moon sung in French, C’est Ci Bon, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps, Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered and many more beautiful and uplifting numbers embellished with Laura’s luscious dancing and generous presence. Laura included us in her show so that we felt like old friends by the end of it and always wanted more.
This was a delicious feast of multi-cultural influences in timelessly beautiful music. You must experience Laura Fygi in Concert.
Laura Fygi In Concert continues at Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre, from 5.30pm on Sat 20 Jun.
Book at BASS on 131 246 and bass.net.au. Click HERE to purchase your tickets.