Words by Manila Concert Scene
Photos by Kris Rocha
And in true Bond fashion, it starts with fire. Sliding into view from behind a billowing curtain as flames shot up at the front of the stage. “Fever” was his song of choice and certainly apt given the shrieks and screams that greeted him from the audience.
He’s simply very, very good at giving the people who want. Such a seasoned entertainer, Bublé mixed his music with risqué humour and irresistible quirks. And everyone simply loved it. With such rapport, the man and his audience easily bonded.
Backed by a full orchestral band, he worked his way through a clutch of classics: a sax-heavy “Try a Little Tenderness” was followed by a playful rendition of the latin-flavoured “Come Dance with Me”. These tracks perfectly showcased his smooth, Sinatra-style voice and his chart-topping hits “Haven’t Met You Yet” and “Hold On” were all reciprocated with love.
Slushy nonsense, perhaps, but it’s a formula that Bublé has perfected and it works. It’s a strong showing with that delicate taste. And everyone wanted it. Just like Bond’s Martini – shaken not stirred.
Michael Bublé Live in Manila is presented by Wilbros Live.
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