Normally when you invite people to an a capella show they tell you they can’t make it because they have to bath their goldfish or attend the opening of their garage door. I invited a bunch of people to hear D7 perform at On Broadway last night and I was sufficiently vague about who was performing that they came. I could see they were enjoying the show and afterwards I had the satisfaction of having each of them thank me and tell me how much they enjoyed it.
I’ve seen D7 several times before, they performed at a friend’s wedding and they also had a regular gig at the Grand Daddy hotel. So I knew what to expect, but actually the show was more than I expected. They have added a few new numbers to their repertoire and the stage actually has a set which they use to play out a few entertaining skits to introduce a few of the songs.
They start of with a few old school numbers, and those who are familiar with a capella music start to panic that the whole show is going to be all ‘Barbershop’ but then they surprise everyone with some funky modern numbers and it just gets better from there. The nice thing is they don’t take themselves too seriously. They have fun up on stage, but it’s obvious that they have put a lot of work into creating a show that they believe is worth paying for and indeed it is.
I highly recommed you get to one of the two remaining shows (Mon 13th Sept & Mon 20th Sept 2010), you won’t regret it. You can read my impressions of the all new On Broadway theatre here.
http://www.onbroadway.co.za (you can book online or call 021 424 1194
Thought I was going to start crying (from boredom) during the first 2 ‘traditional’ numbers, but after that I experienced a series of different emotions; I laughed, I gasped, I wolf-whistled, I clapped and finally joined all the rest for the standing ovation at the end. A very surprising show.
Thanks for the great post Dax. This helps us remove that initial hesitation when people hear about a’capella…We try do something a little different…Appreciate your support.
Look forward to seeing you again! Keep well..
Patrick & D-seven