Review: The 4tunes @ The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool
In a departure from our usual musical ventures we were lucky enough to go along to the Epstein Theatre, Liverpool to watch the superb 4Tunes.
The boys from North Wales, Bournemouth, Ireland and Sunderland treated us to an evening of musical theatre, swing, pop, acapella and so much more.
This is the second time this year, the group have graced the Epstein and from the amount of people in attendance that had returned for a second outing of the boys this is obviously very popular show and it didn’t take long to find out why.
The guys are likable, entertaining and very talented. Singing songs from famous west end musicals and movies alike, they capture the audiences attention within a few seconds of entering the stage
The rapport with the audience is second to none and they embrace the occasional shout out from them with witty retorts which goes down well with the Liverpool audience. From celebrating Michaels’ birthday live on stage to mimicry of the Scouse accent they manage to entertain without being offensive or boring.
The 4tunes are beyond professionalism and even when there is a technical hick up during Patricks’ rendition of “You lift me up” they carry on regardless and reward the audiences patience by making sure the song is sung in the second half. Much to the delight of everyone.
They switch effortlessly from massive show tunes like Les Miserables, Moulin Rouge to movie Tunes and pop songs along with switching at times from the lead vocal, backing vocals and floating around the harmonies from rich bass notes to beautiful falsettos.
Highlights of the set for us were their amazing renditions of Skyfall, Bohemian Rhapsody and Phantom’s “Music of the Night”.
The culmination their show consisted of a Jersey Boys medley which made the Epstein erupt. The audience up on their feet, singing and dancing in the aisles to the sounds of Frankie Valli and more and the boys finishing to a rapturous applause and standing ovation.
It’s no wonder the 4tunes have been at this venue twice. They love the audience and the audience loves them back. If they return (which is more than likely) we urge you to go and see this amazing show and be thoroughly entertained for 2 hours. A 2 hours that is so enjoyable it is unfortunately over far too soon.