Lord of The Dance Meets King of The Music
You might well be thinking that you've heard it all before. Then prepare to have your mind changed. Last week at The New Desert Inn a tall handsome Irishman with the unlikely name of Valentino (although he has long lost his brogue) walked on to the stage dressed as though he was about to perform at a Country & Western festival. But if you think Valentino looks different wait until you hear him play. When he sat at his white piano -no ordinary piano but a custom made electronic piano by Yamaha of Japan-I'm not sure what I really expected. I'm not going to spoil the surprise by telling you what came next. All I will say is that it was quite the most astonishing musical experience I have seen or heard anywhere. A massive wall of sound enveloped the audience in such a way as you actually "felt" the music inside you. No other entertainer in the world looks, plays or sounds like him. When I tell you he received a standing ovation after his opening number -something I've never seen anywhere, even in Las Vegas-you'll realise this guy is doing something quite extraordinary and unique.