More than 300 music lovers spent Saturday afternoon at The Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre singing along to classic songs made famous by Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick, Shirley Bassey, Cilla Black and a host of other sixties songbirds.
Australian cabaret star Gina Hogan looked the part dressed in sixties outfits and hairdos of the era.
A live pianist is the only other musician on stage, and backing tracks provided the music for Hogan to sing with.
The show would have benefited from a live band or at least some backing singers, but the enthusiasm of the two that are on stage almost covers the lack of others on stage. Ms Hogan’s voice is spot on. She sings a good variety of tunes such as I Only Want To Be With You, You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, To Sir With Love and Downtown.
Ms Hogan doesn’t try to imitate any of the original artists; her Aussie country girl personality is refreshing, many tributes fall flat when they imitate, this one is good because it is more of a homage to the songs.
These Boots Were Made for Walking is a show highlight, and gets the crowd singing and clapping along as they do for many of the songs during the set. The Dubbo crowd wanted to participate and it seems they all leave happy with the musical trip down memory lane.