What do you get when you take today’s young talent and cross it with the hits of yesteryear, The 60 Four. Four young men ranging from 17 – 20 years old take iconic songs performed by great artists and bring them back to life right before your eyes giving you the illusion that you have taken a step back in time and reliving the 60’s all over again.
The group’s leader and one of the founders of Promise Adelaide, Ben Francis has done well to form such a strong group that works very well together and whose voices and personalities compliment the era. With his Frankie Valli range and tones Francis adds a real height to the group and his falsetto is very pleasing to the ears, with the harmonies of the other members adding a roundness and fullness to the sound.
With the addition of a new member this season in Jordan Tomljenovic, with whom the group joke with, you’d never guess he’s a fresh face as they work seamlessly together. Covering a few of my personal favourites such as Walk like a Man, Big Girls Don’t Cry and Who Loves You by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, along with songs by The Monkeys and Simon and Garfunkel clearly there was variety and something for everyone to enjoy.
A personal highlight for me was the moment that two of the group’s members Lachlan Williams and Kyle Hall acoustically performed The Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel, which was a beautiful balance of light and shade and made for a fantastic interval between the classic hits. With the choreography simple and well-rehearsed, the men performed with ease and interacted with the audience even coming off the stage to dance between the isles.
We all clapped and cheered and at times even helped them along with the choruses. With a standing ovation, and a well-deserved one at that, this show is definitely not one to be missed!
The 60 Four
Review performance: Saturday 4 March 2017 (Salisbury Institute)
Next performance: Saturday 11 March 2017 (Centenary Hall, Goolwa)
Information and Bookings: www.adelaidefringe.com.au
Image: The 60 Four (supplied)
Review: Amber Platten – courtesy of All About Entertainment