Two of Us is the latest offering from Adelaide duo Harry and Lucy. Their show covers some of the greatest duets in popular culture, with their set broken into four parts – best friends, lovers, family talent and when the stars align.
They opened with the title number ‘Two of Us’ penned by Lennon and McCartney followed by the Hall and Oates classic ‘You Make My Dreams’ and the stirring Simon and Garfunkel number ‘Sound of Silence’.
In the lovers category, the Johnny Cash and June Carter hit ‘Jackson’ along with ‘You’re The One That I Want’ from the much loved musical Grease. The family classics section featured some golden oldies such as the Everly Brothers’ ‘Wake Up Little Susie’ but also a more contemporary vibe with Angus and Julia Stone’s ‘Big Jet Plane’.
The highlight was definitely the concluding segment of the show, with a dark, yet sultry rendition of the Kylie Minogue and Nick Cave anthem ‘Where the Wild Roses Grow’ and ‘Shallow’ from the 2019 hit motion picture A Star is Born.
Both Harry and Lucy are talented vocalists and musicians. At times, Lucy lacks confidence, which is unfounded as her deep, husky vocals make for enticing listening. Harry carries the dialogue between songs, and is the more charismatic of the pair. That being said, when Lucy takes off, her unique vocal ability is quite formidable.
The performers treated the audience to an encore of ‘Islands in the Stream’ which got the audience swaying their seats; the mid-afternoon performance time perhaps hindering a greater level of audience participation. Nevertheless, Two of Us was an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon in Gluttony and music lovers would not be disappointed.
Two of Us is playing Monday 9th March and Saturday 14th March at 2.30pm at The Parlour in Gluttony. Tickets can be purchased at https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/two-of-us-af2020
By Rachel Gould