Review: Texas Live

One thing’s for sure – Scottish band Texas know how to put on a show.

The traditional Cape Doctor stopped just enough for Capetonians to have their first proper summer day last week, and on a Friday nonetheless! So what better way to celebrate than with a picnic and a concert in the most beautiful garden in the world – Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

The sound checks resonating at 5.30pm were just the teaser, but oh did they hold the promise of a night filled with good music. As the heat was dying down and we sat down for a light picnic, we were entertained by Emily Capell– a fun and talented young artist from the UK who delighted us with catchy songs such as ‘Bonanza’ and ‘Joey’. We then got up off our blankets to sing along to some old favourites as we were cheering for Henry Ate, in one of their rare (but highly appreciated) appearances on a South African stage. It was a perfect line-up to get us in the mood for the star act of the evening – Texas!

Haven’t had not been in concert in South Africa since 1994, Texas delivered a show full of their hits, such as ‘Summer son’, ‘I don’t want a lover’, ‘ Halo’, ‘Black-eyed boy’, and ‘When we are together’, sprinkled with chatter in between and one of the best songs of their most recent album (‘Jump on board’) – ‘Let’s work it out’. The audience jumped, sang along and thoroughly enjoyed the show. Sharleen Spiteri has a powerful voice that resonated throughout the gardens and had the crowd cheering and asking for more as they were wrapping up with an all-time favourite – ‘Say what you want’.

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Watch the latest video from Texas below.

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