Live Review: No One Could Save Us But Chris Isaak- Live at the State Theatre, Sydney 10.05.2024

Chris Isaak

Platinum-selling and GRAMMY-nominated singer and actor Chris Isaak is touring Australia for the first time since 2016 and tonight he is at the venerable State Theatre in Sydney.

Throughout his impressive four-decade career, Isaak alongside his band Silvertone, has captivated audiences worldwide with sold-out shows. His diverse talents extend to both music and acting, boasting a repertoire that includes thirteen acclaimed studio albums, twelve hit singles, and notable appearances in films like The Silence of the Lambs and That Thing You Do!

In addition to these remarkable achievements, Isaak is renowned for his iconic pompadour, a hairstyle that has become world-famous in its own right. Many have attempted to replicate this distinctive look, but few have succeeded in capturing its unique charm.

From the moment he steps onto the stage, wearing a meticulously embroidered, black suit adorned with jewels, you know it’s going to be a night to remember. Isaak’s sartorial splendour is matched only by the band’s synchronised dance moves. Longtime Silvertone member Kenney Dale Johnson handles the drums, while Hershel Yatovitz on lead guitar and Rowland Salley on bass, join Isaak as he leads them through some classic guitar hero moves. Isaak tells us that Yatovitz will be moving to Sydney, which will make band practice sessions challenging.

Isaak’s voice remains as pristine as ever, a testament to his enduring talent. His banter between songs adds a layer of charm to the performance. By the third song he has moved into the audience, he makes his way all the way to the top level of the State Theatre, where he serenades lucky audience members as they eagerly take selfies with their idol.

He recalls the time he met James Brown, who, in true Godfather of Soul fashion, communicated with a grunt instead of words. His vocal prowess shines through as he masterfully performs his hits and covers of songs made famous by Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison.

Isaak perfectly captures the essence of rock ‘n’ roll with a twist of humour and style. Blending impeccable vocals, coordinated dance routines, hilarious anecdotes and an unexpected twist of bold sartorial choices make this a night to remember.

Chris Isaak will be appearing in Newcastle next. Go HERE for all tour information.

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