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The Blues Brothers & The Sacred Hearts
Long Center For The Performing Arts - Dell Hall
May 16 2015
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Jake and Elwood Blues may have a host of imitators in North America but only one duo is sanctioned by Judith Belushi and Dan Aykroyd to play in The Blues Brothers Revue. In the musical, Kieron Lafferty and Wayne Catania throw on the characteristic hat and sunglasses and dare to capture the spirit and humor of the ever optimistic Blues Brothers. No one has been able to portray the Brothers’ larger-than-life attitude as perfectly as Aykroyd and Belushi captured their personas on stage. Catania and Lafferty are a rediscovery of such talent and promise a memorable show backed by an incredible powerhouse band. The Blues Brothers tickets make an ideal treat among musical comedy fans particularly fond of blues music.
In 1978, Saturday Night Live pals and comedians Aykroyd and Belushi created the shiny characters of Elwood and Jake Blues, giving unforgettable performances as musical artists. The duo soon released a smash hit offering called Briefcase Full of Blues, following which they made the 1980 film. The Blues Brothers centered on two petty thieves/blues singers who staged a music show to help the orphanage they were brought up in. The movie was a hit and was counted among the prominent films of the seventies. It won a considerable fan base that simply wanted more but then Belushi’s sudden death was too much of a setback for the industry. The Blues Brothers, however, still lived on. Aykroyd requested special guests like actor John Goodman and John’s brother Jim among others to play the part of the honorary Blues Brothers. The team even took a world tour.
Today, the Blues Brothers lives on in The Blues Brothers Revue, which is the only show to have the official backing of The Belushi Estate and Aykroyd. This show evolved from endless efforts of Aykroyd and John’s widow, Judith Belushi, who both wanted to see the classic stage show in an official revue. What Lafferty and Catania do gives the audience an uplifting evening of rhythm, blues and soul along with a fantastic band having a complete horn section. What we have on the whole is not just a show about two men but a complete live concert performance that salutes to Chicago’s wealth of gospel, soul and blues. Catania is a skilled actor, creative writer and musician with a career stretching across forty years. His resemblance to the great late John Belushi brought him the opportunity of appearing onscreen and onstage. Lafferty is a writer, musician and actor from Toronto who began his career as a singer. He soon gained a reputation for playing melodic harmonica and soulful vocals. His talent for acting and singing united when he became a cast member of the Las Vegas play Legends in Concert. He played Elwood Blues since he made the perfect fit with his diverse talents.
The Blues Brothers Revue will be setting out on a thirty-one date trek of North America. Their live concerts normally mix the hit songs and comedy of the original film of 1980 with iconic albums released by Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. It features Lafferty as Elwood and Catania as Jake along with their intercontinental, eight-piece rhythm and blues band. Their set list includes Blue Brothers classics like Gimme Some Lovin, Rawhide, Sweet Home Chicago, Rubber Biscuit and Soul Man among several more. The show also features background vocals from Ebonie Taylor and Precious, the grand niece and niece of Koko Taylor, respectively. The two artists complement the Blues Brothers music, humor and mayhem. Earlier shows by the band have received great reviews from the likes of Chicago Skyline Paper which describes them as ‘rollicking fun’ with a ‘lot of soul’. Chicago Theatre Look has described their stellar performance as a ‘foot-stompin’, ‘hand-clappin good time’. Taking it further, The Chicago Sun Times’ Jeff Johnson commented on the band’s extraordinary energy, calling it ‘unbridled and infectious’ enough to ‘blow the roof off’. This is a show simply not to be missed, so grab your The Blues Brothers tickets for the show’s upcoming performance near you.