Certainly one of the most anticipated concerts of 2014 had to be Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings and we certainly not disappointed.
It's been a long time since Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings has graced our fair city with her presence, but it was certainly not without reason. Back in summer of 2013 Sharon Jones had been diagnosed with cancer. This forced her to delay shows and the release of her fifth studio album, "Give the People What They Want."
It's not often the a sold-out crowd at Alix Goolden Hall is on their feet dancing within thirty seconds of the performance. Spilling out into the aisles and crowding the stage.
Having beaten her cancer now Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings are back and are clearly a force to be reckoned with. Often mentioning that she believes that "The Dap Kings are the best band in the world!" It's hard to not agree with her when during the encore the band performed their rendition of Funky Broadway while over half of the audience joined them on stage to dance.
Sharon Jones makes musicians half her age look like hobbyists when it comes to her larger than life voice and performance. With the energy and a stage presence that would give a Mick Jagger a run for his money in his heyday. You'd never guess that this woman had recently had a health crisis with the way she moved about the stage. At one point she even pulled a twenty-something onto the stage to dance with her until he split his pants trying to impress her with his white boy dance moves.
Easily one of the best performance we will see in all of 2014 here in Victoria. Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings will certainly be hard to top for any touring band coming our way in the near future.