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Dennis Quaid & the Sharks
updated: Mar 30, 2013, 1:00 PM

By Jenny Schlax

Dennis Quaid & The Sharks @ SOhO ~ March 23, 2013

Great Balls of Fire!

Ok, that was too easy. But since I am covering a cover band, albeit a high profile cover band, I believe it to be apropos.

Dennis Quaid, the star of such films as The Right Stuff, The Big Easy, Innerspace, and yes, Great Balls of Fire! graced the stage of SB's very own SOhO. Backed by his all-star rock band, The Sharks, Quaid promised a night full of good ol' rock ‘n roll.


(Photo by Paul Dunkley)

And that's what SB got. The band was tight, the music bluesy and guitar heavy, and the frontman very theatrical. The songs were classics from the hay day of rock, covering The Doors, Van Morrison, and, of course, Jerry Lee Lewis. And of course Quaid made all the right faces in all the right places - would you expect less from a movie star?


(Photo by Paul Dunkley)

Although I was promised celebrities and I saw none, there was a great crowd in attendance. Truthfully, I have never seen such an excited yet well-behaved crowd as was at SOhO for this show. And the band feed off the energy creating a show that was loud and fun.

Yup, there sure was a whole lotta shakin' go on. (Sorry, couldn't be helped.)

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Things you should be seeing:

3/30 Saturday - Sings Like Hell: Lake Street Dive + Connor Patrick @ The Lobero [Indie-Pop]
Sings Like Hell brings you the music you've never heard. For artist information, go to http://www.singslikehell.org/event/lake-street-dive/
For tickets, go to Lobero.com

4/2 Tuesday - Bobby McFerrin @ The Granada [Smooth Jazz]
"Don't Worry, Be Happy" creator and 10-time Grammy winner Bobby McFerrin returns with his latest project influenced by the spirituals his father sang. For artist information, go to http://bobbymcferrin.com/
For tickets, go to GranadaSB.org

4/7 Sunday - Rebecca Kleinmenn & Dusty Brough @ SOhO [Eclectic Jazz]
Master flutist, incorporating jazz, Brazilian music, Flamenco, Tango, Classical Music as well as hints of Indian and Celtic music. For artist information, go to http://www.rebeccakleinmann.com/
For tickets, go to SOhOsb.com

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Jenny Schlax is a non-musician in love with music and live entertainment. For more Jenny, read her blog JennySchlax.com

 

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