11-02-2005 Event News | Contemprée/ Calderazzo Entertainment
Contempree Calderazzo Entertainment proudly present their first show for 2005, "Running Through The Shadows" celebrating Fleetwood Mac.
Featuring vocal performances by:
Elliott Weston (Welter) - Jackie Bristow
Stephen Corey - Natasha Stuart (Guy Sebastian/Mica Paris)
Jodee Maree (Akradia)
plus special guests James Tuialii & Liza Ohlback
and introducing Angie Viner (amba)
plus an all-star band including:
Dario Bortolin - Lloyd G - Paul Najar - Nick Meredith - Joseph Calderazzo
While most bands undergo a number of changes over the course of their careers, few groups experienced such radical stylistic changes as Fleetwood Mac. Initially conceived as a hard-edged British blues combo in the late '60s, the band gradually evolved into a polished pop/rock act over the course of a decade. Throughout all of their incarnations, the only consistent members of Fleetwood Mac were drummer Mick Fleetwood and bassist John McVie - the rhythm section that provided the band with its name. Ironically, they had the least influence over the musical direction of the band. Originally, guitarists Peter Green and Jeremy Spencer provided the band with its gutsy, neo-psychedelic blues-rock sound, but as both guitarists descended into mental illness, the group began moving toward pop/rock with the songwriting of pianist Christine McVie. By the mid-'70s, Fleetwood Mac had relocated to California, where they added the soft rock duo of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks to their lineup. Obsessed with the meticulously arranged pop of the Beach Boys and the Beatles, Buckingham helped the band become one of the most popular world groups of the late '70s. Combining soft rock with the confessional introspection of singer/songwriters, Fleetwood Mac created a slick but emotional sound that helped 1977's Rumours become one of the biggest-selling albums of all time. The band retained its popularity through the early '80s, when Buckingham, Nicks,
and Christine McVie all began pursuing solo careers. The band reunited for one album, 1987's Tango in the Night, before splintering in the late '80s. Buckingham left the group initially, but the band decided to soldier on, releasing one other album before Nicks and McVie left the band in the early '90s. The classic Fleetwood Mac lineup of Fleetwood, the McVies, Buckingham, and Nicks reunited to play President Bill Clinton's inauguration in early 1993, but the concert did not lead to a full-fledged reunion. Later that year, Nicks left the band and was replaced by Bekka Bramlett and Dave Mason; Christine McVie left the group shortly afterward. The new lineup of Fleetwood Mac began touring in 1994, releasing Time the following year. While the new version of Fleetwood Mac wasn't as commercially successful as their heyday, neither were the solo careers of Buckingham, Nicks, and McVie, prompting speculation of a full-fledged reunion in 1997 when the live album The Dance was released. Another live album Shrine 69 was released in 1999. Say You Will, the first Fleetwood Mac studio album in 15 years, appeared in April 2003 and in May 2003 they began the massively successful eighteen month Say You Will world tour, which arrived in Australia in February/March 2004 and played to sell out crowds. Numerous Greatest Hits compilation CDs and DVDs have appeared over the years helping Fleetwood Mac remain as one of the biggest selling bands of all time.(Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide)
On Friday 18th February timeless classics such as "Rhiannon", "Gold Dust Woman", "Go Your Own Way", "Don't Stop", "Tusk", "You Make Loving Fun", "Dreams", "Gypsy" and "The Chain" will be reinterpreted in style by an amazing ensemble of artists including Jackie Bristow, Elliott Weston (Welter), Natasha Stuart (Guy Sebastian), Stephen Corey, Jodee Maree (Akradia), James Tuialii, Yolanda Thomas, Liza Ohlback and Angie Viner (amba), who will join the all-star band of Lloyd G (drums), Joseph Calderazzo (guitars), Paul Najar (keys), Dario Bortolin (bass) and Nick Meredith (guitar) on stage for a typically slick and atmospheric CCE show. So come on down all you songbirds, this one is not to be missed!