A jour­ney of hits

David ‘Hit­man’ Foster shows us why he re­mains a mu­si­cal leg­end at his re­cent Foster & Friends con­cert.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - MUSIC - By Re­vathi Mu­ru­gap­pan en­ter­tain­ment@thes­tar.com.my

WHEN you have five tal­ented singers from all gen­er­a­tions belt­ing out nu­mer­ous num­ber one songs, ac­com­pa­nied by a mu­si­cal leg­end on the pi­ano, a con­cert can­not be any­thing but en­ter­tain­ing.

That aptly de­scribes the David Foster & Friends - Live in Asia Tour 2011 con­cert held at Sta­dium Pu­tra, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur last Satur­day. The con­cert was brought to Malaysia by En­rich, Malaysia Air­lines’ fre­quent flyer and loy­alty pro­gramme, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with JAG Con­certs and Events.

Cana­dian hit­maker Foster (who has 16 Gram­mies) teamed up with pop­u­lar bal­ladeer Michael Bolton, 58, funk soul artiste Philip Bai­ley, 60, of Earth, Wind & Fire fame, Bri­tish tenor Rus­sell Wat­son, 44, R&B singer Ashanti, 30, and young Filip­ina pop star­let Charice, 19, for an ex­tra­or­di­nary night of mu­sic. His Foster & Friends fran­chise had fi­nally made it to these shores.

The con­cert started late but when the band played the in­tro­duc­tion to St Elmo’s Fire, the crowd for­got the

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