By Laura Medina
After racking years of being a producer svengali for established rockers searching for a fresh sound, Dave Stewart used his influence to introduce his Australian and Kiwi friends to an American audience at the stalwart The Troubadour at the crossroads of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills.
"Lily Was Here" with acclaimed saxophonist Michael Lington. Next, STEWART was joined by STEVENS for deeply soulful rocking songs from the upcoming album including "Devil In My Heart," "Oh Lord," "Feel Like Letting Go," "Scars," "Starlight."
The Troubadour was also meant to be a stage for new material. The audience were treated to new songs from a yet-to-be titled album that will be released next year. It's return to form for Dave. More like returning to his roots for appreciating vintage blues, soul, and R&B that formed him growing up.
At the packed Troubadour, the singer, songwriter and co-founder of Eurythmics kicked off the set with songs like "Beast Called Fame" and "Magic In The Blues" from his solo albums, and then switched gears for an extra moody version of the Eurythmics' "Here Comes The Rain Again" and an instrumental duet of his chart-topping "Lily Was Here" with acclaimed saxophonist Michael Lington.
This is he introduced Kiwi rocker, Jon Stevens. He injected straight-up, hard-charging rock, ala "AC/DC."
More Down-Under musicians joined Dave.
Vanessa Amorosi, Australian singer and Jon Stevens, filled where Annie Lennox left. Together with Dave, they sang classic Eurythmics, "Missionary Man" and "Here Come the Rain Again."