The Solid Silver 60’s Show took a journey down memory lane, remembering a time where pop music was at its finest, producing upbeat catchy melodies. Four great musicians took to the stage thrilling the crowd with classics from the 60’s, with the four piece band Vanity Fare accompanying them. The audience were in for a treat as Chris Montez, Brian Hyland, Brian Poole and Peter Noone relived their classic hits.
Vanity Fare kicked off the show with ‘High Ho Silver Lining’ setting a lighthearted and cheerful mood for the evening. After a few songs in they introduced their first special guest, Brian Poole, and burst into the popular ‘Candy Man’. Poole oozed enthusiasm and charisma and was a complete joy to watch as he bantered with the audience, getting them up on their feet for the party hits with ‘Johnny Be Good’ and ‘Do You Love Me,’ then switched the tempo for sentimental moments where the crowd swayed their arms in time to ‘Someone Someone’.
As Brain Poole left the stage, another guest star, in the form of Chris Montez entered. Despite the fact that this American hit-maker couldn’t use his voice four days previously, he belted out the classics ‘Call Me,’ ‘Black Magic Woman,’ and ‘La Bamba’. Montez treated the audience with a brief history of his life, including his time touring with The Beatles, before his final number ‘Let’s Dance’ which got the whole audience on their feet again dancing and clapping along in a real party spirit.
Brian Hyland was the next star up after the interval where the tempo of the music changed from the positive poppy tunes, to more rock and roll sounds with a touch of the blues added into the mix, with the notable exception of ‘Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini’. Hyland’s wife Rosmari and son Bodi joined him on the stage, Rosmari on backing vocals and tambourine and Bodi on the drums.
Bubblegum pop was back to centre stage as Peter Noone entertained the crowd with ‘I’m into Something Good,’ ‘No Milk Today’ and ‘What a Wonderful World’. Cheesy tunes at their best gave the audience exactly what they wanted: Noone certainly knew how to work an audience.
As the finale drew closer, all four 60’s artists came together on the stage to join in on the anthem ‘Land of 1000 Dances’. This was the perfect song to end the night, leaving everyone buzzing, from letting go their worries and having a good dance!