There were quite a few drawbacks to this concert. What exactly caused that we the longer the better with the cloak of love we wanted to cover, was afterwards clear. In short: the charisma of Bryan Ferry triumphed.
Little artists with a status as his set is so modest. After nearly every applause showed Ferry the musicians-the honor is yours, with a wuft hand wave and some friendly words …
Little artists with a status as his set is so modest. After nearly every applause showed Ferry the musicians-the honor is yours, with a wuft hand wave and some friendly words for them to refer to. Every inch a gentleman, that Ferry. And, like the British gentlemen, it was fitting, he is also quite a stiff rake – even Louis ‘Jennifer Jennings’ Neefs threw the hands at the time smoother at the sky.
That Bryan Ferry the in spite of the sticky heat in the hall, damn his blazer to pull out, also shows evidence of a stubborn sense of style. We fell as a block, the fans in the room also. Who left their seats to come forward and run it out there on the tones of ‘Do the strand’, a dance. An older couple had plenty of to a floor tile to slowen on ‘Avalon’. The world hits of Roxy Music are not to break.
With the years a has Ferry’s voice to power and volume lost. Sometimes it was that obvious to hear: the vocal support of the backingzangeressen saved the honkytonk-rock of ‘If there is something’ narrowly escaped from destruction, and in ‘More than this’, we missed the high out that the young Ferry there is effortlessly uitperste. Happy showed the dandyrocker a craftsman, that his fragile voice several times as a real trump card knew. A jazzy arrangement of ‘Oh yeah’ gave the fragility of that aging voice, a golden one. In ‘Bitter-sweet’ did Ferry’s -ominous whispers then think again to the murder ballads of Nick Cave: dangerous sensual.
In addition to his backing band (which includes especially saxophonist Jorja Chalmers shone,) had Bryan Ferry’s also the Metropole Orchestra behind him. That provided the orchestral Roxy Music-classics of a lush sound. The explosive end of ” In every dream home a heartache’, made us really gasping.
Nevertheless, we had a little bit to hear more of that touching-fragile crooner that – probably not even as deep – Bryan Ferry hidden.
Seen on Thursday, June 7th in the Lotto Arena, Antwerp.