The Club Tour | Vince JonesLeft – Vince Jones

What a Peter Pan is Vince Jones. Despite his Santa-like, snowy beard he steadfastly refuses to grow up. Imagine a man in his sixties referring to his “girlfriend”.

There were the usual fleeting left-wing references to politicians, climate change and developers who would destroy heritage buildings. However little can alloy his beautiful voice. After a slightly raw couple of notes the true magic set in.

In what turned out to be a more usual than mellow program there were gorgeous “standards”, like the opening Just In Time.

As always, Jones plays havoc with the timing and phrasing to fabulous effect. Some excellent trumpet work was in in evidence as Jones’ style displayed reserve and subtlety.

The audience at the beautiful Victorian Fly by Night Club theatre venue in Fremantle were vociferous in their response.

Originals like Mother Earth, Don’t Jettison Everything and Wonderworld were tempered by past contemporary favourites like The Budgie and the very lovely Rainbow Cake. I particularly enjoyed the interpretations of the standards Stella by Starlight and I Didn’t Know What Time It Was.

He and his pianist and co-composer Matt McMahon share an almost tangible chemistry and their compositions and arrangements are impeccable. They were joined by the simply superb Perth-based artists; bassist, Karl Florison and percussionist Ben VanderWal.

A treat!

 

The Club Tour 2017
Vince Jones

Venue: Fly By Night Musicians Club | 179 High St, Fremantle WA
Dates: 16 Nov 2017
Tickets: $45
Bookings: www.flyby.night.org

 

 

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