One of those legendary names in Australian entertainment Maggie Britton continues her long career from her base on the Gold Coast. In company with Will Sargisson on piano, Col Atkinson on bass guitar and Willy Qua on drums – three headline acts in their own right – Maggie made one of her occasional appearances at the BJC to a very appreciative audience.
Her repertoire of time-honoured songs such as Almost Like Being in Love, Fly me To the Moon, Shadow of Your Smile andThe Way You Look Tonight showcased her voice to perfection and demonstrated her experience as a vocalist. Special mention must be made of Maggie’s own compositions – Boys From Brazil, Lazy Latin Life and Friends.
In the second set things warmed up a bit and we saw a more lively side of Maggie’s performance, especially with numbers like Fascinating Rhythm, Pennies From Heaven and Hit That Jive Jack.
For those of us who have been around for a while it is always gratifying to see that we can still draw a crowd and make new friends and fans. You can often judge the success of a show by the number of people who stick around afterwards to have a chat with the performers. There were plenty of after-show conversations going on so congratulations to Maggie and her band for a very relaxed and comfortable night of swinging vocal jazz.