|By Doo Wop Doll (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, March 09, 2003 - 06:20 pm:|
Well, I've Got News For You! The King of Paradise, Nathaniel Mayer performed at Fifth Avenue in Comerica Park Saturday, March 8, 2003. Nat said to me, "My Little Darling, I Had A Dream. That dream was about a Place I Know and From Now On I'm Going Back to the Village of Love.
He said to me, "I'm Not Gonna Cry. I Want Love and Affection and I'll never say Leave Me Alone. So Lover Please, I Want My Last Dance With You. So Where Will You Be? Let's Work It Out and I'll sing to you about the Village of Love.
Nat was wonderful. He had everyone in the house singing and dancing. He was a smash hit! He also told me about his plans for a new CD. I can't wait? He deserves the very best. He put everything he had into his performance and everyone was crazy about him.
|By SisDetroit (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, March 09, 2003 - 06:26 pm:|
Doo Woop Doll - Great news! Sorry I missed it. Ok now, upload the pictures. :o)
|By Jim G (220.127.116.11) on Sunday, March 09, 2003 - 06:58 pm:|
I thought it was a wonderful concert.
Nate cut a dashing figure on stage, had some slick moves, and poured passion and soul into his performance.
His backup band was new to me. They dropped the rhythm in the pocket and kept it there.
Kudos to Fury13 for arranging this booking and also for singing backup on "Village Of Love".
It was also good to see Marilyn Bond, now ex hospital and lookin' good.
|By Marilyn (18.104.22.168) on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 11:25 am:|
I was SO proud of Nate!!!Words can't even describe the show. We DID videotape both shows though,so we have a lasting memory. We're going to use it to get him many more new bookings all over the world. He definitely deserves it. You could hardly keep up with the man! Awesome doesn't even begin to describe him!
By the way,he'll be at the Flames dance the end of this month. I'll have to get the date for everyone,etc.
|By Fury13 (22.214.171.124) on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 03:20 pm:|
From my admittedly biased viewpoint (although I don't think anyone who was there at Fifth Avenue would disagree), it was ONE HELL of a show. Nathaniel was in very good voice, and he certainly gave it his all -- there was soul, energy and emotion packed into every syllable and dance step.
Speaking of dancing -- Nate dances and moves around the stage like most 30-year-olds wish they could... let alone a man of 60.
I was in awe.
The crowd was VERY responsive and seemed to love the show... and it got wilder as the night went on, with four or five women in their mid-20s spontaneously joining Nate on stage to dance during the last few numbers. Likewise, the dance floor in front of the stage was full all night long... mostly with 21- to 30-year-olds. I think Nate may be building a brand-new fan base!
Highlights for me were "Village Of Love" (of course), Jackie Wilson's "Doggin' Around," James Brown's "Try Me," and Nate's own incendiary "I Want Love And Affection (Not The House Of Correction)." The audience ate that one up!
The band was highly polished and perfectly in sync with Nate. Excellent, veteran musicians, all.
We're looking forward to putting on another show, very soon.
|By SisDetroit (126.96.36.199) on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 03:33 pm:|
Fury13 - Now you know I hate I missed that one. I know how great Nate can perform. He has so much energy, and he sounds great. I am sure those young fans were happy to be surrounded by so much soul.
Way to Go Nathaniel!
|By jimbo33 (188.8.131.52) on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 04:14 pm:|
I just stumbled on this site after doing a google search on Nate. I am still awestruck on the performance I saw Saturday night. WOW!! What a show!!!! It will be the one talked about for eternity. It really doesn't get any better than that. Too bad for those that missed it. Hopefully there will be more like it in the near future. Thank you Nathaniel!!
|By SisDetroit (184.108.40.206) on Monday, March 10, 2003 - 04:22 pm:|
Marilyn - Happy to see you back in motion. I want a copy of that tape. Hoping you had the lights on bright. Didn't you tape that show where Andre Williams was singing?