Review: G4 - Back for Good, Ipswich Regent, April 4
- Credit: Photo: Arnaud Stephenson
Aptly named perhaps, after a nine year break, the reformed G4 took to the stage for the second-night of their “comeback” tour.
This four-piece classically trained vocal group originally found fame on series one of The X-Factor an incredible 12 years ago. With the exception of their new bass, Nick Ashby, they remain the original line-up of Jonathan, Ben and Mike.
They were supported by a talented four-piece band, the delightful Suffolk Singers - who also performed their own pieces under the direction of their musical director, Claire Weston who it has to be said, did a sterling job of keeping everyone on track - and Suffolk’s very own Laura Wright.
The audience were treated to a packed programme of musical hits and medleys.
Although sometimes a little disjointed, and with the medleys changing just when your feet start tapping, in the main there were some notable performances.
These included some great Queen numbers, including their X-Factor hit Bohemian Rhapsody, and some great renditions of some of the more current chart-topping hits. There was plenty of chat and humour, with banter definitely the order of the day.
A special mention must go to Helen - the lucky winner of the ticket that enabled her to be serenaded on stage in the second half - and the rousing performance of Nessum Dorma, featuring the Suffolk Singers and Wright which brought the house down towards the end of the evening.
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