Xpat Opinion: Concert Review: The Vibe Debut Concert In Budapest

  • 4 Dec 2012 8:00 AM
Xpat Opinion: Concert Review: The Vibe Debut Concert In Budapest
Saturday, November 10th saw the long-awaited debut of Budapest's newest cover band super-group, The Vibe. Shameless, consisting of two of the members of The Vibe, Michael Kentish and Jon Spinks, opened the show with a grooving mix of old classics and more contemporary tunes. The song selection was well targeted to get people to start singing along almost immediately with "Smile Like You Mean It" (The Killers) and "That’s Entertainment!" (The Jam). I was surprised that not everyone started slow dancing to "Ain’t No Sunshine" (Bill Withers), "Handbags & Gladrags" (Mike d'Abo) and "All I Have to Do Is Dream" (The Everly Brothers). They finished up with some faster-paced tunes such as "Stuck in the Middle with You" (Stealers Wheel) that got the front-row of shaking their booties.

The Vibe

Dávid Asztalos - drums, vocals
Michael Kentish - bass guitar, vocals
Chris Parsons - electric guitar
Jon Spinks - acoustic guitar, vocals

The Vibe put on a great first show. I particularly enjoyed "Valerie" (The Zutons), "1979" (Smashing Pumpkins), "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" (The Police), "Don't Let Me Down" (The Beatles), "I Can’t Explain" (The Who), and the encore "Teenage Kicks" (The Undertones). Jon Spinks' singing was particularly solid. Drummer David Asztalos had a private fan club of young girls dancing, singing and screaming his name in the front row. I expected bras to be thrown on stage at some point. The Vibe will play again at Beckett's in January.

1. Coffee and TV (Blur)
2. Valerie (The Zutons)
3. Time to Pretend (MGMT)
4. 1979 (Smashing Pumpkins)
5. Lucky Man (The Verve)
6. Motorcycle Emptiness (Manic Street Preachers)
7. De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da (The Police)
8. I Follow Rivers (Lykke Li)
9. Here Comes Your Man (Pixies)
10. Don't Let Me Down (The Beatles)
11. I Can’t Explain (The Who)
12. Tender (Blur)

13. Teenage Kicks (The Undertones)
14. I Predict a Riot (Kaiser Chiefs)

Shameless Set List:

1. Smile Like You Mean It (The Killers)
2. That’s Entertainment! (The Jam)
3. Last Request (Paolo Nutini)
4. Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
5. Hospital Food (David Gray)
6. Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
7. All I Have to Do Is Dream (The Everly Brothers)
8. Old Red Eyes Is Back (The Beautiful South)
9. Handbags & Gladrags (Mike d'Abo)*
10. Jacqueline (Franz Ferdinand)
11. Time Is Running Out (Muse)
12. Stuck in the Middle with You (Stealers Wheel)
13. Stand By Me (Oasis)

Source: Treehugger Dan's Positive Blog

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