“SOUL BROTHERS” Chris and Geoff Dahl's Hilarious Tribute To The Blues Brothers* COMING TO TOWN
In the late 70s, blues fans Don and Rick Walsh, Dan Akroyd and John Belushi, converged on Toronto, Canada's blues capital. Here Akroyd and Belushi were inspired to create “The Blues Brothers” as a Saturday Night Live skit, then as a touring show and eventually the subject of a hit movie. Clearly, they were influenced by The Downchild Blues Band, led by slim guitarist Don Walsh and chubby brother Rick, seen by most observers as their inspiration. How ironic that the Dahl brothers, one slim and one portly, who now portray The Blues Brothers all over the world, were there too.
Chris and Geoff Dahl, from London Ontario, have been bluesmen since they were young teenagers. They both sing and between them play a dozen musical instruments. In 1994, they put on the Blues Brothers' black suits and pork pie hats for the first time, for a blues festival. Their natural humour and physical appearance, combined with their singing and crazy stage antics were an immediate hit. They have never looked back.
The Soul Brothers travel the world, performing everywhere from military bases in the frozen north, to tents in the sun scorched Arabian desert. Their popularity underscored by the fact that they often perform in non English speaking countries. Everyone loves their iconic suits, music and dance moves, even if they don't understand the words. So for six months each year the brothers perform in Europe.
The Soul Brothers material includes songs from The Blues Brothers movie, R'n'B and rock'n'roll hits from the 50s and 60s and lots of other exciting, dance-able music. The Dahl brothers have managed to stretch the short concert in the movie into a fun filled, full length show. Chris' excellent vocals, Geoff's hot harmonica playing and the duo's comical dance moves, make for an exciting, highly entertaining show.