Thursday, May 16, 2013

Joe Cocker @ Zénith, Paris May 15 2013

Joe Cocker @ Zénith, Paris May 15 2013

WOW ! Jesus ! Finally there is a gig in Paris ! Our second for this month. 2013 has been the quietest year Concert-wise for years. June will be better.
Tonight it's Mr Joe Cocker not anymore with his Englishmen but with some very sexy female singers and a hot bass player, same band as for his last show in Paris 3 years ago.
The Zénith is quite full though far from being sold-out, once again it's an all seated event as most of the audience is in their 50's.
First song is a new one which is not the best choice to start the gig than we have some of the classics ( see setlist below). Joe Cocker has a sore throat tonight so the vocals are not at their best for the first few songs, he will apologize a couple of times for his voice. The lightning is great and the sound crystal clear and not too loud: it's perfect for the Senior in the audience.
The audience is politely clapping between songs, feel like being in a retirement home, even on stage it's "polite" with mid-tempo songs, we even have a semi-acoustic sections to put us all to sleep.
Fortunately people are standing up for the last part.
Overall good 1h40  min+ show, perfect for grannies.



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