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With the interminable months of development and rehearsal at Nightingale behind us, it’s all about working the live show. The early feedback on the music has been extremely encouraging; one of the common threads is the huge amount of energy that comes through in the tracks. When you look at how the live show is developing - this doesn’t exactly come as a surprise.
More often than not the focus is going to be on Kelli, as the singer and “frontwoman,” there is no doubt she carries the show and all eyes are going to be on her. Whether she’s front or back of stage she controls and directs the focus of the band:
Having played with a number of different formats, there is a great feel and balance to having Thom and Andrew anchoring the back of the stage with Jeff and Mario flanking Kelli at the front of the stage.
Once we’re out on the road we will have both Drum and Keyboard risers which should give the look of the show even more balance. But even now, there is a great symmetry to the show and plenty of room for Kelli to command the stage.
Whenever Kelli isn’t singing, the Shadowmen come into their own and the chemistry between the players is starting to really pay off:
Over the next few days we’ll be focusing on the individual players: - first up Andrew - check back in the next few days to see how Kelli’s keyboard player and chief idiot loves his job!