FRINGE – A Kick in the Head and other Seduction Techniques – 4.5K

By Anthony Nguyen

Through the titular song Ain’t That a Kick in the Head by Dean Martin, James McLean belts his way with a powerful opening to his show A Kick in the Head and Other Seduction Techniques which premiered at the Adelaide Fringe this year.

A Kick in the Head and Other Seduction Techniques is a show mixed between comedy and cabaret, which follows the story about the struggles of finding love, and the bad choices sometimes made when pursuing attraction.

Interwoven into the comedic tale are classic songs such as Something Stupid by Frank Sinatra and Haven’t Met You Yet by Michael Buble, which are performed by McLean himself. Supporting and accompanying the act the ever-so-talented David McEvoy on the tune whose tunes set the mood throughout the show.

Although improvements can always be made, McLean’s displays an impressive baritone voice which highlights the broadway-spin put into many of his songs. Through the second half of the performance, McLean did seem to tire through the amounts of perspiration being emitted, but he always seemed to give in 100% into the show regardless.

Through the acts of being bad, adventures in nightclubbing, a strange relationship with a horse and an Italian accent, James McLean is certain to leave you with laughing as well as enjoy his fantastic interpretations of over 10 songs.

A Kick in the head and Other Seduction Techniques unfortunately has completely sold out for his two remaining shows on March 8th and 17th at the Crown & Sceptre Hotel. However, if you are one of the lucky ones with a ticket, be sure to walk in and expect an enjoyable experience.

Kryztoff rating  4.5K

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