When we heard that some of Newcastle’s most loved musos were putting together a showcase of Alanis Morissette songs, we were pretty excited. And, if the packed room at Lizotte’s last Thursday is any indication, lots of you were excited too.
So we were stoked when Lizotte’s announced the show would return for an encore performance in April 2019. We’re pumped because this means we’ll get to relive all of its magic moments and those of you who missed out will get another chance (#protip – don’t miss it).
Here are 5 reasons we’re pumped to see it again…
The Reunion (sort of)
Who remembers The Curvettes? Well, while we all wait for a proper reunion gig you can catch Karyn Raftery & Kate White Flannery singing together in this show! Two of the most amazing vocalists to ever grace our local scene. Their chemistry, fostered over years of performing together, is apparent and worth the price of admission alone
That young person with the amazing voice
You know when you watching a show and one of the performers does something that makes you pinch yourself. Well, that’s what happened when local vocalist and theatre performer Dain Watts took to the stage during the show last Thursday. His voice is nothing short of amazing and we’re pretty sure many of you will become fans after you see him in this show.
A reminder that Marty Worrall is a gun
It’s easy to forget how amazing Marty Worrall is as a vocalist. It seems like an age since he blew Australia away with his falsetto on Australian Idol all those years ago. Well, here’s a reminder – Marty Worrall is a gun, and watching him perform and hearing that falsetto during YOU OUGHTA KNOW – The Songs of Alanis Morissette really confirms that.
Sue Carson, Amy Vee & Bec Kynaston
We could have easily made this a top 8, and written a paragraph gushing over every vocalist who took to the stage during the show – but this is the World Wide Web and there are rules. But rest assured, it’s all killer and no filler when it comes to the talent on stage here.
The band… and the mix
It’s no easy task to recreate the often experimental sounds, arrangments and playing on an Alanis Morissette track. But song after song the band on stage, lead by the amazing Dan Wilson, hit the mark. All the harmonica lines are there, the riffs are spot on and it’s tight! And if you had to hand that sound to anyone in town, Jon Fox would be high on the list. As expected, Jon does a great job of pulling all those amazing vocals together with the band filling the room with a rich sound without pushing the volume to confrontational limits.
YOU OUGHTA KNOW – A TRIBUTE TO ALANIS MORISSETTE
Thursday, 11 April 2019