Oh what a night! I had the unbridled pleasure of witnessing Vincent D’Onofrio perform Tuesday night. His movements were reminiscent of Jim Morrison that is if Jim Morrison sang in a country & western genre, of course. Let me tell you the man can move,
I must say I wish he had performed as himself, but I get the feeling that on stage he is more comfortable inside someone else’s skin. He seems more at ease in the persona of a fictitious person rather than as himself. Maybe that’s because he’s a shy guy. He intentionally made his voice gravely & deep, he almost spoke the lyrics rather than sing them. Yet when he sang with the band his voice was melodic and lovely. If I had to hazard a guess I think he did this show more as a lark. No matter, he was wonderful and I am so pleased he shared this evening with us.
I loved that the performance was in such a small venue, it gave everyone a feeling of being part of the experience. It also showcased his charm and magnetic personality. He’s almost bigger than life on the stage and he is totally captivating. His charisma radiated throughout the room. No one was immune to his hypnotic presence.
Check out that smile!
One of my favorite moments was when he sang “It’s Raining Men”, Damn!! Talk about getting all hot and bothered, my heart is racing just thinking about it. Towards the end of the show he asked the audience if they would like more evenings like this (or something to that effect) and everyone shouted yes & applauded. I would love it, only next time come as yourself and dazzle us. As many of you have already read on “the reel blog” he ended the evening by saying the following “A TV producer once said to me; Vincent, you wear your heart on your sleeve”and I said go f**k yourself”. An interesting and insightful moment; he then left the stage. After a lengthy applause he came back out and sang an encore song that was simply lovely.
Not to stray from Vincent, but I have to acknowledge Sam Bisbee, Laura Cantrell and the band, all were exceptional and I thank Vincent for introducing me to two great performers, I might for known about if not for this show. The song he sang with Laura was beautiful and heart breaking. Stunning!