The latest review of the fun we had at The Roxy.
Dave Stewart, the mercurial English rock guitarist best known as half of one of the most successful pop duo’s of the 1980’s, the Eurythmics, brought another magical night of music to Hollywood on December 8th at The Roxy. Stewart has been a regular fixture in the Hollywood music scene over the last several years, playing numerous jam sessions in the most prestigious small venues around town including The Troubadour, Roxy, tEl Rey Theater and the Ricardo Montalban Theater. Billed as Dave Stewart and Friends or the Dave Stewart Rock And Roll Circus, the extended jam sessions always feature surprise guest singers, which in the past have included Joss Stone, Pink, Ringo Starr and Marilyn Manson to name a few. But the well known singers that join Stewart on the stage are just part of the musical magic that the self proclaimed Ringmaster creates. The shows also include a phenomenal band of veteran sessions musicians that Stewart put together to create several albums at the Nashville studio owned by John and Martina McBride- the Blackbird Studios.
The Hollywood shows have even included the Lucha VaVoom alternative circus, featuring masked Mexican wrestlers, burlesque dancers, and acrobats. The shows also showcase new talent from the stable of performers that Stewart produces. The marathon concerts, with tickets never costing more than $25.00, are all unique and truly astounding musical events, each in their own right. The shows feel even more special in the light of the immense success of Stewart in undertakings ranging from film and television production, music production, author, director, photographer, filmmaker, and philanthropist. This past year, Stewart appeared on the 50th anniversary television special honoring The Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show, alongside Annie Lennox, in a Eurythmics reunion. He also filled the Hollywood Bowl for three consecutive nights this past summer, doing concerts honoring the 50th anniversary of The Beatles performance at the Bowl.
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