Show Reviews

Vocal Australia authors, commissions, collects and encourages audience reviews from all a cappella shows, both in Australia and abroad. By experiencing, describing and reflecting on other groups’ shows, we can learn how to improve our own shows.

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Note: Vocal Australia is a supportive, compassionate community, and will accept honest, objective reviews that contain constructive suggestions and relevant observations. Libellous, slanderous or hurtful comments will not be published. All material will be moderated by Vocal Australia staff prior to publishing.

 

SHOW REVIEWS - STAR RATING 

MUSICIANSHIP

ENTERTAINMENT VALUE PRODUCTION ELEMENTS OVERALL

Needs Improvement

A Little Boring

Inadequate Disappointing

Reasonably Good

Some Good Moments

Passable

An Average Show

Impressive

A Well Crafted Show

Impressive 

A Very Good Performance

Outstanding

Highly Entertaining

Flawless

Highly Recommended

Perfect!

An Exhilarating Performance!

A Real Feature!

Not To Be Missed!

 

See below for recent reviews:

REVIEW: Pentatonix

Posted by on Aug 24, 2014 in Featured, Live, News, Reviews, Tour | 0 comments

REVIEW: Pentatonix

PENTATONIX (USA) Atheneum Theatre Melbourne Australia 8pm Saturday 23 August, 2014 Never have I experienced, nor do I think I will again, the sheer, unending excitement within a crowd than at Pentatonix’s first ever Australian show at the Athenaeum Theatre in Melbourne last night. In one word: flawless! (Picture by Amelia Alder) Not many artists can claim that they perform nigh completely perfectly with their top of the charts albums, but Pentatonix can definitely make that claim. This is an amazing testament to their vocal abilities. Now...

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REVIEW: Naturally 7

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Live, Reviews | 0 comments

REVIEW: Naturally 7

  NATURALLY 7 (USA) MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA Saturday 1 June, 14:00 Leonard Bernstein once lauded Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony for its direct communication and for being “accessible without being ordinary.” Bernstein’s words may seem superlative praise for a contemporary a cappella concert, but could just as easily describe the success of Naturally 7’s June 1st Melbourne show through that most universal and accessible of instruments—the human voice—that all in attendance would unfalteringly agree was anything but...

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REVIEW: The Magnets – Perth Fringe World

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Live, News, Reviews | 0 comments

REVIEW: The Magnets – Perth Fringe World

THE MAGNETS: All This Time West Australian Spiegeltent Fringe World Festival Perth,  Australia Wednesday 5 February 2014, 7pm Britain’s best-travelled a cappella group The Magnets are back in Australia for a fourth time, playing Perth’s Fringe World Festival and the Adelaide Fringe on their way to Barbados, of all places. Six sharply dressed and extremely talented poms, the group has toured extensively all around the world, and recently topped off 2013 with rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Suade’s Chris and Loz Blain caught the...

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REVIEW: SUADE – VocalTronics Live DVD

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in Albums, Live, Reviews | 0 comments

REVIEW: SUADE – VocalTronics Live DVD

SUADE VocalTronics Live at Revolt 2013 DVD MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA The first time I was exposed (literally) to Suade it was live at Vocal Australia’s GET VOCAL 2012 A Cappella Festival where Suade were giving their world premiere of VocalTronics! With the show closing with them singing in their underpants it was a far cry from the silky-voiced men crooning rock ballads that I envisioned from their album “All Singing, No Dancing”! It is not exactly what you would expect form your typical all-male a cappella group, but their love of pushing the...

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REVIEW: FORK (Finland), PENTATONIX (USA), EDGE EFFECT (USA)

Posted by on Nov 5, 2012 in Live, Reviews | 0 comments

REVIEW: FORK (Finland), PENTATONIX (USA), EDGE EFFECT (USA)

FORK (Finland), PENTATONIX (USA), EDGE EFFECT (USA) SOJAMX: A CAPPELLA FESTIVAL RALEIGH CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTS RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA (USA) Saturday 3 November, 20:00   If you weren’t at SoJamX last night there is no explanation that would do justice to what just happened. Edge Effect were simply sublime. Pentatonix blew all our minds. Fork took us to another universe and there’s no way we can ever get back to normal after that. If you were there, your life has just begun! To everyone else. You missed out!  ...

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