The second show I saw at the Brisbane Festival 2021 was ‘What’s Going’ on assignment for Scenestr magazine. Tyrone Noonan and his band Palimpsest performed in concert Marvin Gaye’s 1971 album What’s Going On. It was a real pleasure to see this show in person, the album itself is so beloved that to see these songs performed in person by such musicians who are fans themselves was very special. It was an interesting to attend such a performance where Boomers jumped up and boogied together en masse while COVID was gripping New South Wales and Victoria.
Karen and I enjoyed the concert and a personal highlight for me was being messaged later by Tyrone that he liked my review. You can read it for yourself here https://scenestr.com.au/music/what-s-going-on-review-brisbane-festival-2021-20210928
I also enjoyed that one of my images made the grade for being included in the review as it is not exactly my strong suit.
Once the tracks of the album were done, we were treated to renditions of other Marvin Gaye classics including a song that Marvin Gaye covered called Abraham, Martin and John. This is such a beautiful song, in the weeks ahead I would listen to it whenever I was feeling a little melancholic. Thank you Tyrone, and thank you Marvin.
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5 thoughts on “REVIEW OF ‘WHAT’S GOING ON’ AT BRISBANE FESTIVAL 2021 AVAILABLE ON SCENESTR”
Nice review of an exciting concert, Lloyd
My God wasn’t Marvin Gaye something else Don? You got any stories about him you want to link me?
I wish I did but alas, Marvin is one act I never worked. I wish I had.
Your review really gave a feel of being there. I tend to avoid tribute bands as a rule, especially any doing Motown tributes, as that was the essential music of my youth. But it was pleasing to hear they did justice to one of the greats.
Best wishes, Pete.
Thanks Pete, I think the secret here is this is a band in their own right who chose to do the novelty of a tribute concert and to great success. Best wishes Pete.