British artist Seal kicked off his North America tour in Montreal last night at the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal.
Seal bounced around the stage singing songs from his latest album Soul 2, which was released earlier this year. “Let’s Stay Together,” and “Love T.K.O.” met with great crowd enthusiasm, as did his hits “Crazy” and “Kiss from a Rose.” The only song missing from his 20-odd-song performance was “Fly Like an Eagle,” his cover of the Steve Miller Band song he recorded for the movie Space Jams.
During his rendition of “Love Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,” you can’t help but wonder if it hits a little close to home for him since his split from a certain blonde supermodel. But don’t feel too bad: he had plenty of attention from the ladies, who he threw his used towels to throughout the evening.
If you’re in the mood for a sexy show and missed Seal in Montreal, catch him at the Claridge Homes Stage on Sunday, July 8 at 8:15pm at the RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest in Ottawa.
How does Sarah Slean prepare for Festival d’été de Quebec?
Despite suffering “painfully terrible bouts of stage fright,” Sarah Slean is bringing her cabaret pop to Quebec City’s Festival d’été on July 10, 2012. She will be playing songs from her latest album Land & Sea, and favourites like “Sweet Ones.”
She admits playing a festival is harder than the average show.
Liza Minnelli performs at Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has been trying to book Liza Minnelli for years, and with good reason. The 66-year old breathy singer put on a spectacular show, in every sense of the word.
Minnelli performed her classics at the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts: “New York, New York,” “Cabaret,” an amusing French version of “Liza With a ‘Z’” as well as songs from her latest album, Confessions.
Ever wanted to travel around the world in three days? It’s possible at the 45th annual Mosaic: A Festival of Cultures in Regina, Sask. There are pavilions throughout the city, so sample traditional food at the Greek pavilion, wash it down with Tej, a local mead, at Ethiopia’s pavilion or check out the new pavillions from Bangladesh and Korea. Guests who pre-purchase special passports get unlimited access to pavilions and the Mosaic bus for more eats, crafts, dance and music.