Cabaret Festival. The Banquet Room - 11 to 12 Jun
Announcing his own entrance like a comedy act, Daniel Boys fronted up to the Banquet room stage without any other introduction, launching into song. His band consisted of a pianist, percussionist, bass guitarist, and guitarist.
Boys calls the show ‘So Close’ after his latest album released in 2009. His performance is made up of numbers from the album and all have a musical theatre tone. Music included "Run Away With Me" from The unauthorised biography of Samantha Brown, ‘Annies Song’ by John Denver a favourite from his childhood and the theme from ‘Neighbours’ which turned out only to be a joke.
The show felt like it had a rough start but once Boys began interacting with the audience they quickly warmed up to him. All of the songs in the show represented something significant in Boys’ life, the story he used to weave the set together was very endearing. Boys mixed humor into the show nicely, and his personality really shone through.
Other songs included ‘When The War Is Over’ by Cold Chisel, Randy Newman’s ‘Real Emotional Girl’ and ‘Everything’ by Michael Buble.
This show is cabaret in its original form, with lots of ballads and jazz numbers it makes for a relaxing afternoon’s entertainment.