Presented by Feast & Musicbox Management
Reviewed Tuesday 20 November 2012
From the moment Beccy Cole walked on stage, to the fanfare of her three piece band, she grabbed her audience, building an instant rapport and exuding an immediate sense of fun. She’s not just one of Adelaide’s most successful country singers, having toured with the likes of Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers and Kasey Chambers over the past 20 years, but she’s a consummate entertainer.
For one night only, Cole regaled her sold-out concert audience with stories of dating and other disasters. She talked of family; skulled a beer; spoke about the inspirations for her songs, and remembered the crazy times of being on the road.
Her original numbers flowed thick and fast, too, featuring earlier songs like Sorry I Asked, and highlights from her recent album, Songs and Pictures, including: Shiny Things, Hello Happiness and the beautiful Gloria’s Roses. The concert was bookended by two Dolly Parton songs, with special guest Libby O'Donovan joining Cole on stage for two final numbers.
With a stunning voice, fine stage presence and a big heart, it was a well deserved standing ovation that welcomed Beccy Cole’s return to home soil.
Reviewed by Rod Lewis, Performing Arts Critic, Glam Adelaide.
Venue: The Ballroom, Feast Hub, Light Square, Adelaide
Duration: 90 minutes