The lights were low, the tables packed, champagne flowing, and the brass players were at the ready. The full ballroom at the Hilton Adelaide was testament to the two sold out seasons the California Crooners Club has previously boasted at Adelaide Fringe, and the crowd was READY to enjoy their night. They weren’t disappointed. The standing ovation at the end said it all. Adelaide LOVES the California Crooners Club.
As their name suggests, the awesome foursome are all incredible voices in their own right, and their certainly know how to croon. Heartthrob Hugh Sheridan, new crooners Conner Boatman (hailing from the US & possibly the next Justin Bieber) and TSoul (a finalist on the last seasons of The Voice in the US), and returning crooner Emile Welman, all make up a diverse and impressive group, who bring unique elements to the show.
Whether you love the old school styling made famous by Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, or you’re someone who loves a night out with songs like Havana (Camila Cabello), this show has it all.
It’s still evident that the group has newly come together, with the faster songs losing some structure, but the upbeat performance, backed with a fantastic local band, meant that all was forgiven as the men romped around the audience, making every audience member feel like part of the show.
The slower medleys up on stage had everyone hooked, as the impressive vocal ranges shone through, and each of the singers able to impress upon us why they were part of the Crooners.
Hugh Sheriden’s original song Dreamers captured everyone’s heart, and reminded us why we’ll always love him.
The California Crooners Club was toe tapping from start to finish, with their velvet vocals, free-flowing charisma, and an audience hungry for it.
Hot tip, the show goes for 75 minutes so save yourself any bar runs, and take a bottle of wine (or two) in with you as you won’t want to miss a minute.
Length: 75 Minutes
Season: Ends March 12