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| | ARTIST REVIEW - BEC WILLIS AND FRIENDS
BEC WILLIS - Vocals Guitar
JENNY MARIE LANG - Vocals Guitar
SEAN RUDD - Bass Electric Upright Double Bass
| BEC WILLIS AND FRIENDS
BEC WILLIS AND FRIENDS:
Arriving later than expected, as often happens in this biz, I was in time for the last set of this amazing trio of obviously good friends who were so well connected on stage.
Being late may have been a blessing as the crowd was very warmed up and loving every note sung or strum that was emanating from the stage.
On the stage Bec, Jen and Sean have such a relaxed and friendly relationship that you feel so welcome and almost part of the family.
We were all entertained by a mix of both Bec and Jens original works plus some classic cover songs that were in themselves excellent to more appealing than the original versions.
I have always loved "Blue Bayou" and these guys did it so well. The harmonies of angels bring this classic song to a new life. "What If God Was One Of Us" was also, for me anyway, a more appealing version of this commercial radio overplayed tune.
Bec's original, 'Scared' was a hit as was Jenny's 'Even Ground'. Both songs played as if the three collaborated in the writing and arranging!
The singer and songwriting skills were not the only things
we were blessed with this day.
Sean played a great Bass guitar but the Electric Upright Double Bass was awesome and so interestingly different as was the exception Mandolin work by Jenny on "Traveling Soldier".
The variety and surprises didn't stop there - Bec also played harmonica on a brilliant version of "Come Together" as well!
This trio could almost pass as a big band with the variety of songs, vocals and instruments that are presented to their audience.
I will endeavour to catch a whole show at some stage and I suggest, if you like your music, both original and covers played with obvious talent and consideration Bec Willis and friends MUST be on your list of "must see soon" acts.
Bec Willis' debut album also adds credence to her capabilities. Why you may ask?
Local Aussie music icon Kasey Chambers only had to hear one song of Bec's at a chance meeting and she just knew the talent that lurked within this performer.
So much so, she offered to produce an album for Bec. The new album also featured a few of Australia's other elite musicians including Bill Chambers and Kasey's long-time bass player, Jeff McCormack.
Have a listen to some of Bec's work on her BEC WILLIS MYSPACE PAGE and then you may want to buy
Bec's album which is available from her web site BEC WILLIS.
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