Rod Laver Arena
Well first up you cant beat a good seat,especially in a stadium. Strolled down to Row j dead middle to the strains of mid fifties Muddy and Jimmy Reed. I’m a huge fan of Paul Simon but have only seen Sting with that crack jazz outfit including Kenny Garrett. But they had done this tour in the States and I figured they wouldn’t persist unless it worked. They are off to Europe next so the energy must still be there. An interview with them explained the pairing as being not that weird- their interest in”busy rhythms” ( my words) music of other cultures, really tight professional bands etc and a mutual respect for each others abilities. Turns out they have apartments in the same block in NY -so there ya go. Fit lean tall and tanned Sting and small portly Simon hit the road. I was expecting one band on then the other but no the show started with Sting’s Brand New Day with 17 musicians on stage. Remarkably the sound balance was excellent. 3 guitarists, a line of brass ,2 keyboards, backing vocals, violin and many were multi -instrumentalists. Simon’s drummer was » Continue Reading.