Launching right into the main feature without an opening act is a prudent move on Saldechin’s part this year, kicking off this up tempo night of fun and feasting from the get-go.
The fabulous Danny Gillard and Jimmy Meagan return from last year’s Adelaide Fringe as Jake and Elwood Blues respectively, ably supported by Sarah Jane Whiteley singing the Aretha Franklin songs from the cult 1980s film The Blues Brothers. The dynamic trio are backed by a sensational 8-piece Blues Band, filling the 1939 heritage venue with a full sound, and getting scores of people leaping from their tables to dance the night away.
The audience interaction is well timed and controlled to keep things moving along, whether it be raising the roof with Minnie the Moocher or springing a pop music quiz on the audience.
The package comes with a quality, set three course meal featuring Tempura King Prawns and seared scallops for entrée, and either a mouth-watering grilled steak in a plum glaze, or a macadamia, kaffir lime and citrus-encrusted barramundi for mains. The meal is completed with a crushed pavlova with tropical fruits and passionfruit coulis. Drinks are not included. Those with allergies should advise the venue directly after booking.
Saldechin is hosting three different tribute bands this year, each with limited performances.
Reviewed by Rod Lewis, Performing Arts Critic, Glam Adelaide.
Venue: Saldechin, 21 King William Street, Adelaide
Season: 22 February – 15 March
Duration: 2 hours
All Tickets: $113.00 (dinner and show)
Bookings: FringeTix, Box Office in Rundle Mall, or phone 1300 621 255
Photo courtesy of Sue Barry