Sol3 Mio stand and de­liver

The Tribune (NZ) - - REVIEWS -

Sol3 Mio in Con­cert Pas­cal Street Sta­dium Fri­day March 4 Re­viewed by RichardMays

It was the last chance to be wooed for a while too, with bari­tone Moses MacKay an­nounc­ing a two-year hia­tus while the trio go sing their sep­a­rate ways.

The acous­tics were an­other sur­prise. De­spite a speaker buzz , the sound qual­ity in the big shed was ex­cel­lent, but there were 4000 pairs of ab­sorbent ears to mop up any un­wanted res­o­nance.

The first 50 min­utes with the more emo­tion­ally sat­is­fy­ing stuff, passed all too quickly, though that was some­thing only re­alised dur­ing the mu­si­cal va­ri­ety se­cond half. While the mu­si­cal clown­ing was clever, with the boys show­ing their ver­sa­til­ity on the baby grand, gui­tar, dou­ble bass and ukulele, it did be­come ever so slightly silly, de­tract­ing from the cal­i­bre of those won­der­ful voices.

A touch­ing mo­ment was the trib­ute to fa­thers ‘‘who forced us to sing’’, part of a su­per­charged night that ended in sev­eral stand­ing ova­tions.

PHOTO: PAUL CHESSELL/SUP­PLIED

Mu­si­cal mer­ry­mak­ers Sol3 Mio from left Moses Mackay, and brothers Pene Pati and Ami­tai Pati cap­ti­vated an au­di­ence of 4000 on Fri­day night.

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