Fringe Review: The Honey-Bees

There is no sound quite like the 60’s, a time where music sounded very different to the sound of today. With fine melodies and harmonies, together with catchy tunes and that toe-tapping sound; it really was a beautiful sound that three very talented young ladies have brought to life

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The 60's live again thanks to the Honey Bees
Overall
4.5

Reviewed at the Morphettville Racecourse on 8 March 2019

Presented by Promise Adelaide

There is no sound quite like the 60’s, a time where music sounded very different to the sound of today. With fine melodies and harmonies, together with catchy tunes and that toe-tapping sound; it really was a beautiful sound that three very talented young ladies have brought to life here tonight! The Honey-Bees have taken us back to this time and sound with a fine selection of songs that the women of the 60’s gave us, delivered over two hours of tunes.

The SA Jockey Club’s Morphetville Racecourse was a delightful venue, set in the Upper Gerard pavillion. The room and stage lit finely, with the large room a perfect choice. The audience was treated to a very extensive library of songs from the 60’s, all sung originally by women. Many artists were represented from Aretha Franklin to Dusty Springfield, as well as famous female bands like The Supremes and The Shangri-Las. Artists were each given their own section and songs were grouped together well, with all three girls taking turns in sharing lead vocals. Choreography was also spot on and very clearly well rehearsed, keeping in time with the transitioning of songs.

The Honey-Bees vocalists were all in fine form and it was impossible to single out just one member as they all held their own and performed perfectly as a trio. Serena Martino-Williams, Erin Sowerby and Cherie Surman are the result of endless hours of rehearsals and fine-tuning their performance, and their hard work and effort is clearly shown. Their harmonies blended together giving such a delightful sound that was clearly enjoyed by all. The night even ended with a few more fast-paced numbers that had several audience members out of their seats and dancing, thanks to crowd-pleasers like The Loco-Motion and River Deep, Mountain High.

This fantastic performance was the clear result of hard work and determination that these three fine singers have put in, and it will be great to see what is to come next from this fine trio! The Honey-Bees will be back performing again soon around South Australia, so keep an ear out for them.

Reviewed by Daniel Knowles

One night only – Season Ended

 

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