Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Chris Plays Wicked Games

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Chris Plays Wicked Games

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Byline: CASSANDRA TOBIN news@northernstar.com.au

WHAT a wicked thing Chris Isaak did to thousands of punters on the first night of Bluesfest.

Making his festival debut wearing a dazzling red velvet embroidered suit, the American singer weaved his way through a swooning crowd to Weave Got Tomorrow from his 2009 album Mr Lucky.

Pretty Girls Donat Cry and Blue Hotel were met with cheers as Isaak swivelled his pelvis to rapturous applause.

Isaak wasnat the only one dancing. Bass player Roly Salley and Hershel Yatovitz on guitar had some choreographed moves of their own, including the adance of lovea.

The queen of rockabilly, Wanda Jackson, joined Isaak and his band Silvertone on stage for Elvis Presleyas Trying To Get To You.

Isaak closed the Crossroads stage on Thursday night, giving punters everything they needed including his hits Somebodyas Crying and Wicked Game.

Bluesfest veteran Ben Harper capped off opening night with Charlie Musselwhite at the Mojo tent, once again proving why heas asked back year after year. …

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