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A “Scandalous” night with Patty Smyth at the Greenwich Odeum

Patty Smyth

By Mike McKenney, Rock At Night New England

Venue: Greenwich Odeum, East Greenwich, Rhode Island-April 28,2018-Patty Smyth & Scandal

Patty Smyth

Rocker chic Patty Smyth and her band Scandal hit the house running Saturday night with a straight up two hour set beginning with their 80’s rock originals. Patty admittedly was a little raspy from a recent cold, but managed to power her way through hits “Beat Of A Heart”, “Loves Got A Line On You”, and crowd favorite “The Warrior”. Her vocals improved and as the night went on, just in time for a beautiful version of her mega hit duet “Sometimes Love Ain’t Enough (sans Don Henley). That song earned her both Grammy and Oscar nominations.

Patty Smyth

Mixing in to the setlist, was a great cover of “Ode To Billy Joe”, and an odd choice of the Rolling Stones “Paint it Black” that she read the words too, off a sheet as she sang.

Extremely comfortable onstage, Patty spoke to the audience often about everything from the green apples she noshed on all night that soothed her throat, to the fact that her Daughter (who attends college in RI) was in the house. Her husband, tennis bad boy, superstar John McEnroe was a no show, however.

Patty Smyth

A powerful performer, Smyth gave her all to the point of near exhaustion. Singing part of one song while lying on the stage, she rose to finish while the audience joined her to sing and dance onstage. “I Should Be Laughing” became a heartfelt tribute to the passing of guitarist Keith Mack’s Mother. Keith has been with Patty since the beginning, making him the last remaining original Scandal member.

Closers “Downtown Train” and “River Deep, Mountain High, were perfect choices to showcase both the professional and personable star that has Patty Smyth and Scandal fans craving more!

Setlist:
Heartache Heard Round The World
Hands Tied
Loves Got A Line on You
Beat Of A Heart
Isn’t It Enough
Tough Love
The Warrior
Shine
No Mistakes
Ode to Billy Joe
Paint it black
Make Me a Believer -raspy
Some times love Just Ain’t Enough
I Should be Laughing
Goodbye to You

Encore:
Downtown Train
River Deep, Mountain High

 

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Mike McKenney

Mike McKenney

Mike McKenney is an award winning professional photographer and current New England Correspondent for Rock At Night magazine.

With his years of experience and passion for Concert Photography, Mike has photographed many of the famous acts in the world today.
Rock Icons such as Sting, Peter Gabriel, Dave Matthews, and Fleetwood Mac along with Country artist Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney,and Jason Aldean have all appeared before Mike’s camera.

"My goal is always to present the experience truthfully so fans can feel the energy and emotions the Artists convey. It’s a tremendous honor and responsibility to be allowed to create art while blending my two passions, music and photography”
Mike McKenney
About Mike McKenney (47 Articles)
Mike McKenney is an award winning professional photographer and current New England Correspondent for Rock At Night magazine. With his years of experience and passion for Concert Photography, Mike has photographed many of the famous acts in the world today. Rock Icons such as Sting, Peter Gabriel, Dave Matthews, and Fleetwood Mac along with Country artist Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, and Jason Aldean have all appeared before Mike’s camera. "My goal is always to present the experience truthfully so fans can feel the energy and emotions the Artists convey. It’s a tremendous honor and responsibility to be allowed to create art while blending my two passions, music and photography”

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