Description and review of a rock concert held earlier this month at the B Street Theatre at the Sophia featuring vocals by Jack Gallagher.
Did you know that Jack Gallagher, a man of many talents and a well-known comic, can also sing? I had no idea!
Earlier this month a friend and I attended the 7th rock n’ roll/pop song Jack Gallagher concert – aptly named “The Joke’s on Me”. There were two shows that Saturday night, and we attended the latter one starting at 8:00 p.m.
I looked around the theatre before the performance started – and the place was packed! While this may have been my first time experiencing Jack Gallagher in his rock and roll persona it was obvious that it was not for others in the audience.
It was an evening of great music and laughs – and the band of talented musicians was awesome. The 90 minute show was a combination of both humor and music. Jack weaved personal stories and jokes, as well as interesting tidbits and observations about the songs played, into the show.
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As Jack explained it, the act came together for the first time in 2009 – as a result of a conversation with a musician friend. What is equally amazing is that before each concert Jack and the band members only do two rehearsals – and then perform the show.
The songs played were from the late 60’s, 70’s and the 80’s and included songs by Tom Petty, Little Feat, Warren Zevon, The Mavericks, Grateful Dead, Rodney Crowell, The Turtles, The Band, Jackson Brown, The Birds, and Steppenwolf.
Jack’s “moves” on the stage may be lacking a bit in rhythm (i.e. a little stiff) – but he certainly can sing. He sticks with songs that he can sing well – no problem there as most songs were well-known favorites of those in attendance – the majority of which were baby boomers.
The six-member band playing with Jack Gallagher is made-up of well-known Bay Area musicians:
- Tommy Dunbar and Al Chan, Guitar
- Kevin Hayes, Drummer
- Allen Leong, Keyboardist
- Dean Chance, Harmonica
- Dick Bright, Fiddle
One thing for sure – I will be keeping my eye out for the next time Jack Gallagher performs a rock concert and show!
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