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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (3.1 Stars)

Number of reviews: 29

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5.0 star rating Maureen Bowen from Kitchener, Ontario

BRIAN WILSON ROCKED!

I almost cried when I saw this living legend! Never ever thought I would get the opportunity to hear the Beach Boys music played live. All the artists were amazing and reproduced the music to perfection. I am not as familiar as I'd like with the Pet Sounds album, but the genius of the songs was absolutely enthralling. From the opening number to the end it was a totally awesome experience!

5.0 star rating Louise from Orlando, Florida

THE GREAT BRIAN WILSON

An amazing concert. The musical arrangements were so beautiful and each song flowed one after the other. The musicians were exceptional as were backup singers. I loved every minute.

5.0 star rating Warren Peskin from Ventura, California

BRIAN WILSON & THE ZOMBIES AT THE GREEK

My wife and I saw The Zombies and Brian Wilson and Friends at The Greek last night. Simply put, it was an evening of being in the presence of musical genius. It does not matter if all the notes and harmonies did not always sound like they did in 1968- Both sets were pure and honest attempts to play their music and have joy in doing so. A night to remember and be grateful for as there was no pretense from the stage- just good old rock and roll. Warren/Ventura, Ca

5.0 star rating Jason from Garwood, NJ

GOD ONLY KNOWS...

...what we’d be without you Brian. THANK YOU for the music you’ve brought to my life and many others. And a THANK YOU for keeping it going....the show was GREAT!

4.0 star rating Wayne Ashley from Winnipeg, Manitoba

BRIAN WISON: BURTON CUMMINGS THEATRE APRIL 15, 2O17

Listening to Brian Wilson’s concert, from a musicians point of view, was a rare artistic treat. The quality and level of musicianship was outstanding, and the backing musicians’ ability to duplicate the Beach Boys vocals was astounding. Brian’s vocal ability has long deserted him, and he struggled when called upon to sing; however, thankfully the real heavy lifting in the vocal department was left to the rest of the band. The only weak spot in the concert was, in my opinion, the inclusion of Pet Sounds tracks. Although they were well performed, the Pet Sounds album generally falls far short of the brilliance of Brian’s hit tunes, like Good Vibrations.

4.0 star rating James Posta from Toledo, Ohio

BRIAN WILSON WITH MATT GARDENE (THE VOICE OF THIS CONCERT)

Brian Wilson's band had an excellent performance at the Stranahan last night. HIs vocals were limited, though necessary to provide the BB harmony. The a'ccoustics at the Stranahan are much-improved or the BBs brought that stellar sound system to provide a great venue. The key player was singer Matt Gardene. His falsetto voice emulated the Mike Love component for the most memorable BB songs. The concert was non-stop with a short intermission. A number of the songs weren't well-known BB melodies, however, the 11-piece band was exceptional. The eclectic audience really enjoyed the reflective 60's sounds. Sad to see Mr. Wilson having help leaving and entering the stage, but his phrasing and harmonic sounds with other stronger voices is what the distinct sound of the BB is all about. It is unfortunate that the split with Mike Love eliminates a needed voice. Though not a Love-fan, it is apparent without the young Gardene the distinct BB harmony would be void of what we recall from the 60s

4.0 star rating Ronald Wesley from Kent, Ohio

BRIAN WILSON"S PET SOUNDS/A LIVING LEGEND

Brian Wilson's band had an excellent performance at the Blossom Music Center last night. HIs vocals were limited, though necessary to provide the Beach Boy"s harmony for the wonderful "Pet Sounds Album". The a'ccoustics at Blossom are wonderful and band brought that stellar sound system to provide a great venue. The key player was singer Matt Gardene. His falsetto voice was the main component for the most memorable Brain Wilson/Beach Boys songs. The concert was non-stop with a short intermission. A number of the songs were well-known from the "Pet Sounds Album", and the Cleveland Orchestra was exceptional. The eclectic audience really enjoyed the reflective 60's sounds. Sad to see Brian having help leaving and entering the stage, but his phrasing and harmonic sounds with other stronger voices is what the distinct sound of the Beach Boys is all about. It is apparent without the young Gardene the distinct Brian Wilson/Beach Boys harmony would be void of what I recall from the 60s. I also enjoyed the Blondie Chaplin's solo on "Wild Honey"! I am very happy I did not miss this Cleveland Orchestra/Brian Wilson-Pet Sounds 50 years concert.

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