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Starting with a perfect Bette Midler style stiletto shuffle, with perfect little teeny tiny steps and that extraordinary smile that lights up the stage, it was Catherine Alcorn bringing a divine Miss Bette to the stage at the Q Theatre in Queanbeyan and we loved it.
Just a little bit bawdy, with a whole lot of energy and a gloriously voluptuous body she manoeuvres with feigned trepidation to sing to the front row, roll about the floor and canter around the big stage at the Q Theatre, Alcorn mixes it up with her band and back-up singers flirting like a trouper and keeping them laughing.
With a tribute to Prince as a special treat, on the day the world tried to take in the news of his death, Catherine Alcorn sent tingles down every spine with her ‘Bette’ version of ‘Nothing Compares to You’. As she sang the Bette Midler songbook that ran from those Boogie Woogie Bugle Boys to Wind Beneath My Wings, we were thoroughly entertained by a consummate professional who has found her niche and runs – shuffles actually – with it.
The best little side story was that there were two new kids on the block in her backing band who fronted up for this evening’s entertainment where laughter and the 'star's' joking was as important as the music and they came up trumps. Jamie Castrisoss on drums and Joey McCoy on guitar, well done.