Fast Love : A Tribute to George Michael

“Unfortunately not quite the evening I was expecting"

If Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael was my evening’s entertainment at a holiday resort, I’d have a cracking night; as a stand-alone theatre show Joseph Sansome was not my man…

I’m not suggesting a tribute act is expected to pull off the impossible task of capturing Michael's presence and to be fair he told us he wasn’t trying to be George, but as a performer,  Sansome lacked the energy and charisma to deliver some of the best pops songs of the last 40 years. 

He looked a bit like George - which to be honest only requires growing a goatee and sticking on a pair of shades. Occasionally, he sounded like him too and has a decent voice, so I can see why he got the gig. Clearly a George fan, he was having a ball encouraging the crowd to their feet for pop anthems; Faith, Freedom ‘90, Outside and all the Wham! tracks.

But, when the ‘look-a-like’s’ version of the Faith video, complete with bum wiggle, played on the big screen, it was like a send up of David Brent doing George Michael. 

The band were good and you can’t fail to enjoy the music. What a back catalogue - not one bad song. As Fastlove embarks on it’s UK tour, in George’s absence, this will give fans a fix of his music live, but you can Wake Me Up when it’s time to go go.

Fast Love : A Tribute to George Michael is touring the country.  For tickets visit: Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael - Entertainers

Review written by Victoria Willetts

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