LIVE REVIEW: ROCKWIZ: SOME KIND OF GENIUS
All the usual RocKwiz team was onstage including the hilarious Brian Nankervis who kicks off the fun before the show even starts, human scoreboard Dugald McAndrew and the host with the most Julia Zemiro. The RocKwiz Orkestra (James Black, Mark Ferrie, Peter Luscombe) were flawless, bulked up with another guitarist and backup singers for the live shows.
The show has a simple concept of two teams of three answering rock and roll trivia questions with a special guest on each team. Tonight’s live show was separated into two acts with the first hosted by Brian Nankervis as he tries to narrow down the randomly selected audience members to be part of the second act with Julia Zemiro hosting the RocKwiz.
Nankervis is an enthusiastic, quick-witted host whom you can’t help but smile and laugh with. He ensures there is plenty of audience participation as he finds the final four music nerds to join the special guests. Julia is also brilliant hosting the main part of the show, ensuring it is fast-paced, sleek, but also spontaneous.
The Adelaide audience was thrilled with the special guests Jess Cornelius, Spectrum’s Mike Rudd, Bob Evans and Marcia Hines, who all performed one of their own songs during the night. All the performances were incredible, especially Marcia Hines’ who still knows how to work the room. Another highlight was the four special guests singing Joe Cocker’s My Baby Wrote Me A Letter together.
RocKwiz has the unique ability to appeal across generations of music lovers with questions about current music topics and reminiscing about bands in the 70s and 80s. RocKwiz: Some Kind of Genius Tour really builds on the television shows and the reaction from the audience after makes it clear the RocKwiz team nailed it.