Taylor Hicks

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Average User Rating 9.58
Total Reviews 3
Last Reviewed August 20th, 2006
 
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Great Show!
Venue/Date: Paramount Theater (Charlottesville, VA)
Concert Date:  
July 5th, 2007
Reviewer: fatcat

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10.00
This was the best show I have seen in years! Real energy from the performer and band! Great voice, fun time, lots of banter with the audience. Taylor is a true performer and does not disappoint! I would gladly go to another Taylor Hicks Concert if there was one close by. Great concert. Every song was full of energy and emotion. You will love it! The only other concert I have ever gone to that came close was Garth Brooks and Taylor blows him away!!!!

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Best concert I've ever been to!
Venue/Date: Innsbrook Pavilion (Glen Allen, VA)
Concert Date:  
July 7th, 2007
Reviewer: fatcat

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9.84
What a show! Taylor was pure energy from start to finish! His voice was great and he really belted out the songs. The band was great too! I would highly recommend a Taylor Hicks Concert to anyone! Real music by real musicians! Totally awesome! I was blown away!

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Venue/Date: Star Plaza Theatre (Merrillville, IN)
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July 6th, 2007
Reviewer: aceshooter

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8.90
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Hicks shines at Innsbrook with solid show

The blues-influenced singer shows he's a skilled musician

By MELISSA RUGGIERI
TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITER

Want to know why Taylor Hicks isn't having Chris Daughtry-level success on the radio or sales charts? Because he isn't an "American Idol."

Sure, the gruffly handsome Hicks scored the "Idol" trophy last season, but the title always fit him like a sweater in July. He isn't a pop star. He's the guy holding court in smoky bars. He also doesn't craft brainless Top 40 fodder or soaring anthems. He plays raw music, influenced by the soul and blues he studied as a young musician.

At last night's Innsbrook show, about 2,000 Soul Patrol-lers simmered in the thick, humid air as Hicks bopped around the stage with a grin. Looking trim in jeans and a Stax T-shirt, Hicks and his impressive five-piece band drew from material from his 2005 independent release, "Under the Radar," and last year's a-little-too-slick-for-Hicks self-titled major label debut.

Often grabbing a guitar, harmonica or tambourine, Hicks wrapped his pleasantly raspy voice around "Gonna Move," "Heart and Soul" and the New Orleans shuffle "My Friend." It was easy to see how Hicks has lost weight, as he rarely stopped moving throughout the 75-minute show, trotting between the drum riser and microphone stand and doing one of his patented moves, the head/shoulder dip and sway. Though he stuck to music of his preferred genre most of the set, Hicks knew he had to placate fans with the semi-radio hit, "Just to Feel That Way."

"Mr. Clive Davis loved this song," he said with a subtle grimace before edging into the ballad that sounds like a David Foster composition from an'80s movie soundtrack. Hicks, 30, quickly cleared his palette with a rousing version of Traffic's "Medicated Goo" -- with some "Fire on the Bayou" from The Meters tossed in -- demonstrating how he really is an artist best experienced live.

Though the song-mashup strategy also worked well for the bright and fun "The Runaround," injected with Ray Charles' "Baby Please Don't Go," the marriage wasn't so sweet during "Hell of a Day" combined with a few flat verses of Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall."
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From the second Taylor Hicks hit the stage, he held the rapt attention of the 2000 people at the concert tonite. The audience stood up when Taylor came on the stage and we stayed on our feet rocking, grooving, swaying, singing, and showing our appreciation for this outstanding performer. Taylor sang, Medicated Goo, Just To Feel That Way, Heart and Soul, Hold onto your Love and others from his self-produced album. The encore was Taking it to the Street! Taylor was on fire and the audience was in the palm of his hands!


A great concert in an excellent outdoor venue. Be sure to see Taylor Hicks in concert -- he is unbelieveable!
Taylor was fantastic. That boy is in perpetual motion. I was very impressed with his stage presence and the band. What a band! It was so nice to see him doing HIS music. Absolutely loved his snarky comment about Mr. Clive and the crowds reaction! He looked very thin, but otherwise extremely handsome. He threw out a harmonica and three or four towels to the crowd at the end.


taylor was awesome he does in live in spin of motion he did throw a harmonica out in the audience i was there i got a autogragh after the concert when you have a chance go see him live on stage he is one of a kind this is from one of his soul patrol fan way to go taylor we love you.




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