Hunters band is young but they are so tight. By the end of the first song I was looking for poodle skirts and duck tail hair but ironically the mirror ball wasnt spinning. By the third song I wished I was sock-footed and doing the twist with John Travolta.
The Very Thought of You a Frank Sinatra classic written by R. Nobel and Dont Come Back were the two big crowd favourities of the night. Both showcase the very talented band: Jarrod Samuel (organ), Chris Mullek (Baritone Sax), Jay Colinson (tenor sax), Rene Hart (double bass) and Aaron Beckett (drums) backing Hunter up. The title track of his new album People Gonna Talk and Mollena made me want to find a man for a good old fashioned slow dance with one hand in mine and the other at the small of my back.
Hunters voice is not quite gravelly but simultaneously having such smoothness when hes singing the slower songs you could float away. The singer he is most often compared to is Sam Cooke. Hunter also trills with his tongue, squawks like a Macaw and jumps from one octave up a few in one leap. Lets just say he could make Jerry Lee Lewis proud.