I think every 80’s and 90’s kid has wanted to be at an MTV’s Unplugged session. From R.E.M to Alanis Morissette, it’s no surprise that the unplugged sessions have carried through and delivered some of the greatest acoustic sets to date. A Tribute to ‘Unplugged’ with Louise Adams & Special Guests pays a beautiful tribute to these sessions and gives those kids a chance to live out their Unplugged dreams.
Housed in the Gardens’ Fortuna Spiegeltent, the setup feels similar to some OG Unpluggeds. There’s dim lighting, a stripped back set of acoustic instruments, and the band themselves are a cool group of talented musicians. At the forefront is Louise Adams, a singer-songwriter from Mt. Gambier who graced our X Factor screens in 2015. Adams is endearing and appreciative of her audience and fellow musicians. She rambles throughout, but that makes you feel like you’re in on some secret club - it’s exactly what I imagine the audience at Unplugged felt like.
The songs are an eclectic mix from a range of different genres, each done exceptionally well and bound to have you moving in your seat and trying so hard to not sing along with them. Highlights for me were Linger by The Cranberries and Adams’ own tune. This whole set was infused with passion and a love for music, but when Adams sang her own song she seemed to fall even deeper into the performance and take the rest of us with her.
A Tribute to Unplugged is a beautiful homage to a show that changed the music scene. It’s raw and inviting, an excellent way to bid farewell to the end of this Fringe season.
Star Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Where: Wehl Street Theatre & The Garden of Unearthly Delights - Fortuna Spiegeltent
When: February 28th - March 25th
Tickets: From $15, found
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