Nexus Cabaret, Fri Feb 27
The Beggars Sing The Seekers is something of a journey through The Seeker’s career, featuring history, stories and anecdotes while drawing parallels between The Seekers and The Beggars; some of the stories are literally acted out as theatre. Each song is carefully introduced with some context, sometimes some drama, and is accompanied by a visual projection. Interestingly, some of the banter and gags have come straight from The Seekers’ ‘last’ concert, which can be seen on YouTube.
As per The Seekers’ career and recordings, The Beggars are quite happy to sing us a mixture of originals, covers and traditional songs and The Beggars’ originals stand up well against songs that were world-wide hits back in their day. The Beggars are known for great voices and harmonies and no matter if its Renee, Quinton or Stuart leading – they do not disappoint.
As well as the usual great musicianship that The Beggars are renowned for, particularly Stuart on a range of guitars, mandolin and even a banjo. The introduction of the banjo had smiles and laughter rippling through the audience, the musical focus of a song caught between god and the devil. As per gigs that The Beggars put on – care and thought has been put into each word, the stagecraft and the journey on which The Beggars lead the audience.
With plenty of sing-along invitations, this audience who fondly remembered The Seekers went away smiling and singing after the show.
The Beggars Sing The Seekers continues at Nexus Cabaret until Sat Feb 28.
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