The Ellington Jazz Club is a funky little bar with all the right vibes for this kind of show. The performance was delayed by half an hour and while the expectations regarding the delay were not communicated, the atmosphere was fun, friendly and the bartenders were serving up fabulous Cosmopolitans and Espresso Martini’s so the audience didn’t seem concerned in the slightest.
The six-piece ensemble entered the stage rocking some sweet 90’s threads and an on-point overkill of denim. The smooth lighting set the scene and the performers proceeded to bombard us with Destiny’s Child, it was clear that this was going to be a fun-filled, high energy show that packs a punch. The audience was loving every minute and leaping out of their seats and dancing happened immediately. What followed was some incredible Justin Timberlake, Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys, Alanis Morrisette and it all lead to “Murder on the Dancefloor”.
The volume that the show kicked off at was kind of confronting, however the band and vocals were flawless so it had the effect of bringing everyone in rather than forcing people to look for a quieter spot to be. There were some issues with the fallback that emphasised the importance of soundchecks.
Overall, the actual performance was immaculate. The vocals absolutely stunning and the song selection had everyone vibing. A spectacular night out at the Ellington, this is a highly recommended nightclub and show for grown ups who love getting a little bit silly sometimes and are looking for a throwback to ye olden days, the fondly-remembered 90’s.