An Evening Of Extraordinary Music
The On Stage! Series at The Chevalier Theatre was an ideal venue to host the incredible Shun Ng and the Shunettes on a lovely winter evening. This series seats around one hundred people at cloth-covered tables on the stage along with the musicians.
I am extremely familiar with Shun and his superb guitar playing, but have only seen him with the Shunettes (Deon Mose and Angel Chisholm) a couple of times (including a very cold New Year’s Day outdoor show). I am almost at a loss for words to describe the power of these artists.
The show began by Shun taking the stage alone and playing a medley of funk songs that are easily recognizable by the audience. He was then joined by the Shunettes.
They clearly have tremendous chemistry. Every song was performed flawlessly and with such emotion. Shun and Angel delivered a powerful version of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” that brought tears to my eyes and the eyes of many in the audience. I never thought of it as a gospel song, but their interpretation certainly was. Absolutely incredible and worthy of the standing ovation they received.
After that, Deon and Shun played “Misty” for us. Most of us have heard that performed numerous times, but I can honestly say that I have never gotten goosebumps from it the way I did at this show. Again, amazing and deserving of the standing ovation.
The second set started with the Shunettes singing one song before Shun joined them. This set included both original songs and covers (as did the first set), and included the first song Shun wrote after moving to Boston three years ago.
The audience demanded an encore and of course the band obliged. Shun gave us a sing-along solo of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” that was spine-tingling! I saw him perform this two days after he learned it and the first time in front of an audience. It was superb then but even better now.
The audience was mesmerized for the entire show; other than the sing-along numbers, you could have heard a pin drop!
These musicians deserve your attention. They have not yet recorded an album together but I hope they do soon. In the meantime, go see them any chance you get. I know you will not be disappointed.
Ticket courtesy of The Chevalier Theatre; all opinions are my own.
Posted on February 21, 2017, in concert photos, concert reviews, music, Uncategorized and tagged Angel Chisholm, boston, Chevalier Theatre, concert photos, concert review, Deon Mose, funk music, music, On Stage Concert Series, Shun Ng, Shun Ng and the Shunettes. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Great review & photos Suze! That was an amazing night! I hope everyone checks out Shun Ng & the Shunettes after reading your review. Stunning & mesmerizing!