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CARLY OZARD – POWERHOUSE TALENT
THIS TRIBUTE CONCERT IS ONE OF OZARD’S BEST. Freddie Mercury may be gone, but Ozard brings back all the memories of Mercury and Brian May. Yes, Freddie sadly is gone – but we are not. And I’m grateful to hear Ozard bring back the great songs of Mercury and Queen. “Radio Ga Ga" (Roger Taylor) has a great beat. As Ozard sings – a Video of Mercury is on two huge screens on each side of the stage. Ozard is just spectacular. In the words of Mercury’s friends: - “God gave Rock and Roll To Us”, -- and Ozard keeps that Rock Rolling.
Ozard just makes your knees weak with “I Want it All” (Words and Music by Queen). Carly wants it all – and she deserves it. She’s an incredible singer that conjures up every aspect of the great “Queen” music. Ozard makes the audience feel that they are really at a Queen concert. The cutting edge band is brilliant in this show called “Somebody To Love.” They are: Michael Grossman – Musical Direction, Piano, back-up vocals. Brendan Getzell – Guitar, soloist, back-up vocals. Kelly Park – Drums, back-up vocals.
As Ozard says after singing the fantastic Mercury song -- “We Are The Champions,” – “I Believe that Freddie did not die – he just went home.” And you know what? – I believe that too.
Tonight is the last night for this show at the Rrazz Room The songs sound so fresh and new. They are hits all over again. This is something that you won’t want to miss. It blows you away with its beauty!
(RATING: FOUR GLASSES OF CHAMPAGNE!!!! – (highest rating) – trademarked-
TONIGHT AT 8pm. http://www.therrazzroom.com/
(((Lee Hartgrave has contributed many articles to the San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Datebook and produced and hosted a long-running segment on PBS KQED)))