A couple of months ago I watched a really entertaining musical performance on the tail end of a “Late Show with David Letterman” episode by an act I’d never heard of before – “Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings”.
Needless to say I was well impressed and, although the musical style is a wee departure from the traditional gear I’m listening to these days, I hunted down more of their music on “Grooveshark” and was soon a fan!
I soon heard on the grapevine that Sharon and the band were due to make an appearance in Vancouver at The Commodore in June, but by the time I had found out, the show was sold out which left me keen, but ticket-less.
Enter Canada’s “SCENE” movie rewards program. Being a member of the club and accumulating points each time you go to see a movie does more than provide you with free movies, popcorn and drinks. Yes, you can use your points to buy entries into draws for sold out and other popular concerts in Vancouver.
So I did. I won. And thankfully I made it to catch the fantastic, incredibly energetic performance this evening. I’ve not seen a level of crowd interaction with any touring act in the past, like what I saw tonight. Enthusiastic fans were pulled from the front row and invited to dance on stage with Sharon during selected numbers. While some of the dancing skills displayed were highly questionable in execution, it was pretty cool I have to say.
I don’t know enough about Sharon’s portfolio of songs to run through what was and wasn’t covered on the set list for this evening, so I’m just going to leave you with a few pictures from the show, and with the recommendation to see the band when next they wander into your city, town or village. If you’re into her brand of music you WILL NOT be disappointed!