Snap Scene: Kiki Dee, Sydney Recital Hall 7th August 2019

After 100 sell out shows in the UK, Kiki Dee brought to Australian audiences the most memorable songs of her illustrious career including ‘I Got The Music In Me’, the hauntingly beautiful ‘Amoureuse’, the most requested wedding waltz of all time ‘True Love’ and of course the smash hit ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’. But she doesn’t stop there; with 12 albums, 4 EPs and 40 singles to her credit Kiki’s repertoire also includes tributes to Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, The Everly Brothers and a host of other great songwriters of our generation.

Joining Kiki for her Don’t Go Breaking My Heart Australian Tour was songwriter, producer and guitarist Carmelo Luggeri, who has worked previously with Bill Wyman, Julian Lennon, Andy Williams, Paul Rodgers, Kenney Jones, Ray Cooper, Chris Rea and Ralph McTell. Carmelo produced some bonus tracks for The Very Best of Kiki Dee album and the pair have played acoustic concerts together since the early 1990s, starting with an appearance at The Royal Albert Hall for World AIDS Day in 1994.

Over the last 18 years, Kiki and Carmelo have successfully curated and toured their unique acoustic-based show in the UK and Europe. Their first release in 1995 was the live album Almost Naked, which was recorded whilst on tour with violinist Vanessa-Mae.

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  1. It was a great show. Both Kiki and Carmelo seemed rapt to be there. Loved the back stories they told behind the songs, and they seemed very relaxed in each other’s company. The hits were mixed in with new and undiscovered older material, and the second song in the encore was an exquisite version of the Beegees classic ‘How can you mend a broken heart’, which was a nice final nod to the Australian setting.
    I hope they return to entertain us again..

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