June Kamerling: Songs in the Key of June

  • Post author:
  • Reading time:3 mins read

June Kamerling

Songs in the Key of June

The Duplex, NYC, October 27, 2018

Reviewed by Chris Struck for Cabaret Scenes

June Kamerling

June Kamerling’s performance at The Duplex became a dazzling escape from normal life, which is the life for many of New York’s performing artists who’d rather be on a stage than at a day job. Kamerling’s recent foray into cabaret is aided by her straight-forward style, relaxed manner, and confidence all benefiting her show, even when songs didn’t go smoothly. Music director Ron Drotos performed magic at the keys, and guest Donald Martin joined her for a pair of songs.

Her great song choices also added to the success of the show.

buy amoxil online http://healthdirectionsinc.com/images/jpg/amoxil.html no prescription pharmacy

buy cymbalta online https://healthcoachmichelle.com/wp-content/languages/new/online/cymbalta.html no prescription

buy uk temovate online https://www.mabvi.org/wp-content/languages/new/uk/temovate.html no prescription

She executed the surprising choice of “Somewhere Only We Know” (Tim Rice-Oxley, Tom Chaplin, Richard Hughes) making it sound like something stolen from a ’70s flower band. It helped that she hit the notes well on the important lines beseeching, “Why don’t we go somewhere only we know.” While there wasn’t much linking the songs, Kamerling laid out her show in a way that kept it flowing and fun. She impressed on John Bucchino’s “Sweet Dreams” and put extra effort into lyrics like “Run away to another skin” and “still dreaming sweet dreams,” which could refer to the dream of appearing on a stage,.

Drotos’s piano requires a mention. His Scott Joplin-ified version of Pachelbel’s Canon left a strong impression. Meanwhile, Martin’s performance of “Home” from The Wiz felt emotionally resonant and was another one of the best moments of the show. Perhaps Kamerling will find her way back to New York again soon to live out another dream.

buy valtrex online http://healthdirectionsinc.com/images/jpg/valtrex.html no prescription pharmacy

Chris Struck

Chris Struck's debut novel, Kennig and Gold, is due to be officially published in June 2019. He's written reviews for Cabaret Scenes since August of 2017. For more information about the writer, see StruckChris.com