Presented by Promise Adelaide
Reviewed 29th February 2020
The 60 Four opens strong with the amazing falsetto of Ben Francis in Four Season’s Sherry. As the group introduces themselves, it is obvious they absolutely love everything about the 60s music. They have the style, the looks, the charisma and the classsic dance moves of the era perfected.
We hear from the Monkees, Simon & Garfunkel, the Beachboys and Tom Jones, with a notable performance by Lachlan Williams with the latter’s It’s not unusual. We also hear from the King – both Finnigan Green in Return to Sender and Kyle Hall in Hound Dog were fantastic to watch before the interval.
The Second Act is definitely more energetic with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Dion & the Belmonts and the Beach Boys. We also hear from Australia’s own Johnny O’keefe. The group are talented performers and their energy and enthusiasm for the music is undoubtable – there is banter, audience participation and a vibrant atmosphere and it is impossible not to leave delighted.
Similar to the stories of many remarkable performers, the 60 Four’s beginnings sound almost accidental – yet at the same time – a seamless and synchronous series of events. Five years ago Ben Francis and three of his classmates performed a 60s act under celebrated Australian performer Michael Griffiths. Their first performance ended in a standing ovation, as did the second. Fast forward five years and the group have four sold-out Fringe seasons behind them, a contract with the Royal Adelaide Show and, the South Australian Media Awards.
Please Note: If you also like the idea of seeing an orchestra, then attend the Norwood venue as the group will be performing with a nine piece band on the 14th and 15th of March. The band members are Ben Francis, Lachlan Williams, Finnigan Green and Kyle Hall, each renowned in their own rights.
Reviewed by Rebecca Wu
Rating out of 5: 5
Venue: Gerard Pavilion Upper Level (Morphettville Racecourse)
*Please note there are four other locations for this event**
Season: 29th February -15th March 2020
Duration: 120 minutes
Disclaimer: Ben Francis is a reviewer for Glam Adelaide