Engelbert, Leann Rimes and Paul Revere At The “Red”

For a guy who is in his seventies Engelbert Humperdinck‘s voice is still resonant and strong. He sang his songbook to the delight of the ladies in the audience. Engelbert performed two shows during this tour, one at the River Rock and one at the “Red”. Both shows were sold out. This is one artist who is guaranteed to sell out everytime.

Leann Rimes came to the “Red” and put on a class show. Her voice is as lovely as ever. You couldn’t say she had great stage presence, but she let her voice and her songs say it all. She reminded me of Roy Orbison, who hardly moved on stage but his voice and his material made all the difference. I hope this country chanteuse returns soon

Meeting up with Paul Revere (his real name) brought back a flood of memories. He was a guest on C-FUN Day held annually at Kits Showboat. So many turned out we had to bring Paul and the band in to the show on a barge. We tried driving them to the location but to no avail, so the barge was the best option. Fred Latremouille remembers that night at Kits Showboat and he reminds me that lead singer Mark Lindsay had the girls going wild.

Paul has been knocking out the hits for more than 50 years. He was host of the weekly TV series Where the Action Is, filmed on the beaches of southern California. One of Paul’s biggest hits was Indian Reservation, which has sold over 6 million records to date.

Paul was the opening act with Bill Medley for the gala opening of the Red Robinson Show Theatre almost 7 years ago. He and The Raiders did not disappoint the sold-out crowd last week.  If you have never seen their act, it’s a combination of vaudeville and Rock and Roll. It is a fun night.