Presented by Promise Adelaide
Reviewed 4 March 2017
The Salisbury Institute would have seen many a Rock n Roll concert in the 60s and therefore was the perfect place to host The 60 Four.
Who are The 60 Four? Four young lads, not from Liverpool in the 60s, but much more recent. They are four present and past students from Scotch College, all of whom have a shared interest in 60s music: Ben Francis, Lachlan Williams, Kyle Hall and Jordan Tomljenovic. For those that already know the group, Tomljenovic has recently replaced Tom Russell, who is now studying Drama at NIDA (National Institute for Dramatic Arts).
The Salisbury Institute gig saw a sell-out audience of Baby Boomers and Gen X’s meshing wonderfully with these very talented Millenials.
These boys have it all: charisma, looks, great vocals (together and individually); stunning dance moves; cheeky patter; and the most extraordinary energy ever. They are the complete package.
All the 60s favourites are there and all are performed soooo well! Songs such as Sherry, Good Vibrations, Daydream Believer, Walk Like A Man and many more are all treated with respect. Hall’s version of Can’t Take My Eyes Off You with the other boys backing him offstage is truly wonderful and just one of the many highlights of this show. And then there’s the Johnny O’Keefe segment: if you aren’t up and dancing in the aisles by then, you are probably dead.
This reviewer and the rest of the audience didn’t stop tapping our feet, clapping our hands and humming or singing along from the first number to the very last (unfortunately, all good things have to come to an end).
The 60 Four is a great way to spend an afternoon or evening. It’s highly likely that these lads will go far, so be sure to say you were one of the ones to see them first.
To paraphrase their encore number, Oh, What A Show!!!
Reviewed by Brian Godfrey
Rating out of 5: 5
Venue: Centenary Hall, Goolwa
Season: Sat 11 March 2017
Tickets: $22 – $36
Disclaimer: Ben Francis is an Arts Reviewer for Glam Adelaide