KATE Ceberano and Michael Falzon showed just why they are Australian music royalty, leaving fans chanting for more at the City of Joondalup’s Valentines Concert at Joondalup Resort last night.
Accompanied by the WA Symphony Orchestra under the guidance of conductor Guy Noble, the duo delivered the greatest songs of the James Bond film series to great acclaim from the capacity crowd of more than 8000.
But it wasn’t just the audience that enjoyed the show with Ceberano describing the experience as “perfect.”
“It couldn’t have been better,” she said.
“That amount of people, 8000 people, on a lawn you could sleep on… on a warm still night – are you kidding? It couldn’t have been more perfect.”
Ceberano said she particularly enjoyed working alongside Falzon to recreate some of the classic Bond music.
“Michael and I are mates as well as colleagues,” she said.
“I first saw Michael when he was in Rock of Ages – the role Tom Cruise played – and I thought at the time… that man is charismatic.”
Some of the songs featured were classics Diamonds are Forever, You Only Live Twice and Goldfinger, as well as modern favourites such as Skyfall – an Adele song that Ceberano said she was honoured to deliver.
Falzon, who starred in the City’s 2014 Valentine’s Concert featuring the music of Queen, said he loved his return to Joondalup.
“It was quite amazing from the very moment we walked out on stage,” he said.
“It was nice to be back here after three years and it was different to last time; the orchestra was bigger and the music so sweeping that you become immersed in it on stage. Hopefully the audience felt that too.”
He said being a singer, he had always liked the music from Bond.
“To sing this music with an orchestra was such a treat,” he said.
“It was a pleasure to get up in front of so many people, sing this music and have that rolling wave of appreciation you get with an outdoor concert.”