If you missed the Retro Futura tour this summer, starring Howard Jones, Midge Ure, and Katrina from Katrina and the Waves, I only have one thing to say to you: You screwed up. Big time. This lineup will set the bar impossibly high for '80s tours in the future.
Katrina Leskanich opened the show and immediately showed the audience two things. First, her voice is still as strong (stronger maybe) than it was in the '80s. And second, and most important: Walking on Sunshine is to Katrina as Melt With You is to Modern English -- a hit, but hardly a good representation of what the band is all about. And I mean that in the best of all ways. Her music is definitely more thoughtful that than bubble-gum hit. And I'm looking forward to hearing more of what she has to offer.
FRI. April 10, 2015
Page One Restaurant -
90 School St, Glen Cove, NY - 516 676-2800
The Christine & Elliot Spero Duo
from Blood Sweat and Tears/the Blues Project
REFLECTING ON HIS DEAR FRIEND LAURA NYRO Tickets $35
MEMORIES, MELODIES, MASTERPIECES
PERFORMING THE MUSIC OFLAURA NYRO
Up close and personal, it's the Laura Nyro Tribute "Spero Plays Nyro" by The Christine Spero Duo.
In the new, one-of-a-kind show, “Spero Plays Nyro,” the Christine Spero Duo maintains the integrity of Laura Nyro’s music while infusing it with their own unique personality. Christine's interview on NPR discussed the CD of the same name to be released November 2014. Christine has loved Laura's music from a young age when she was given Eli and the Thirteenth Confession by a radio DJ friend. She was inspired by Laura's music to be bold in writing, singing, and playing piano. Laura Nyro was the quintessential singer/songwriter and pianist whose groundbreaking music crossed the genres of folk, rock, and jazz. She became one of the most covered artists in the 1960's and 1970's with such songs as “Eli's Coming,” “Stoned Soul Picnic,” “Wedding Bell Blues,” and “Sweet Blindness.” Her tragically premature passing in 1997 shocked her fans and in 2012 she was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.
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