We’ve been to our fair share of The Beatles tribute concerts in our time, all of which were wonderful in their own right. And Come Together – The Beatles Rock Show at the 2023 Adelaide Fringe really packed a punch.
Nine performers take to the indoor stage – two back-up singers, a pianist, guitarist, and a base player, along with a drummer, two dancers, and powerhouse lead vocalist and musician, Rachel Vidoni. The big group really come together and make big sounds.
Throughout the 60-minute show, expect to hear all of the well-known masterpieces from Love Me Do and Let It Be, to I Want To Hold Your Hand and Eight Days A Week. Lets not forget Strawberry Fields and Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds – to name a few.
As you take a journey through the many musical eras of The Beatles, witness a number of outfit and scene changes to match the tunes and the times.
At times the choreography was a touch odd, but the visual elements certainly amplified the audio on a whole, although mildly disconnected at times. But hey, the sea of oldies were loving it amongst the few youngins – make sure you’ve got a sturdy heart, it’s a buzz.
Speak of the buzz, it was quite contagious too – and truth be told it’s incredibly hard to stay seated while you’re inside a soup of sensational numbers. A dance floor certainly wouldn’t have gone astray, and standing in the darkened, grandstand-type tent may have proven potentially dangerous.
One audience member of Come Together – The Beatles Rock Show shared that, “The group were super talented performers who had amazing crowd engagement, and I’ve always said that.” We can definitely get around that statement.
Come Together -The Beatles Rock Show was also the recipient of Best Music Award for the 2023 Adelaide Fringe festival, with Rachel Vidoni commenting that, “I am overwhelmingly proud of this achievement, and I am struggling to find the words at this point.”
And although their 2023 Adelaide Fringe season is come to and end, we’d highly recommend making a note of this energetic show for future reference – it’s said that they’ll be back, and they’ll be sure to love you do.