Adelaide duo Harry and Lucy took us on a journey with a collection of Fleetwood Mac songs in last night’s sold out performance Stripped Back Mac at the Seven Stars Hotel.
The two complemented each other beautifully right from the iconic opener ‘Chain’, with their pitch perfect harmonies in sync. Their focus was on the collaborations of Mac’s Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham – a tumultuous relationship making for creative genius.
The duo, comprising of Harry Baulderstone and Lucy Mount, clearly have a love for all things Fleetwood Mac and this passion exudes from their performance.
Classics such as ‘Tusk’, ‘Go Your Own Way’ and Landslide’ had the audience engaged, with their stripped back versions perfectly suited for a relaxed Sunday evening.
At times, they strayed from the Nicks-Buckingham formula, but these were welcome additions. Nicks’ collaboration with ex-flame, the late great Tom Petty, ‘Stop Draggin My Heart Around’ was a highlight in their repertoire, and Christine McVie’s ‘Say You Love Me’ a crowd favourite.
The duo’s musicality is undeniable. Baulderstone clearly takes the lead and his vocals were flawless. That being said, and at times, his guitar somewhat overshadowed the sweet subtly of Mount’s vocals. When given the opportunity, on tracks such as ‘Gold Dust Woman’ and ‘Rhiannon’, Mount truly soared, and the power of her voice was evident.
Stripped Back Mac only makes a one-time appearance this Fringe season, however Harry and Lucy will be performing a collection of iconic duets at Gluttony over the long weekend. Lovers of sweet musical harmonies should check out one of their matinee performances in March.
Harry and Lucy’s next show Two of Us will at Gluttony on March 7, 8, 9 and 14th. Tickets can be purchased at https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/two-of-us-af2020
By Rachel Gould