Chris Norman Bucharest concert – an exceptional event, says opening act Ovidiu Lipan Tandarica
British pop singer Chris Norman’s return to Bucharest for a concert scheduled for November 6 at the Palace Hall is a highly important event, drummer Ovidiu Lipan Tandarica told a press conference on Friday.
“He is a complex artist. We are living in very uncertain times and need as much warmth as possible in music. He will sing two hours of hits and this is important for the psyche, first of all, for the audience to receive and feel the flow from a singer with such an extraordinary voice, who sings live. (…) I am very happy to be part of the concert of Chris Norman, a performer with an extraordinary voice and with an extraordinary connection with the public. More than ever, we must get closer to melodic music that stays with us, that conveys feelings. It will be a beautiful moment and that’s why I’m glad that I’ll be there,” Tandarica said.
The event’s organizer Radu Groza said that the three-hour show on November 6 will also see Ovidiu Lipan Tandarica take the stage together with his guests Paul Ciuci and the Compact band.
“Chris Norman knows Romania. He will arrive two days in advance. He will be staying here, at the hotel that also hosts the press conference. I sent him images of the hotel, he liked it, his management approved everything here. He wanted it to be somewhat lower key, with large spaces. He will serve breakfast at the hotel’s Mediterranean restaurant (…),” the organizer explained.
The show in Bucharest is part of the “Legends in Concert” project that has more surprises in store for the end of the year and the beginning of 2024.
Accompanying Chris Norman on stage will be Geoff Carline – guitar, vocals, Martina Walbeck – keyboards, piano, vocals, Axel Kowollik – bass, vocals, Dorino Goldbrunner – drums, Rachel Parga – guitar, vocals.
Their recital will include hits such as “Good Enough for Rock ‘n’ Roll”, “Lay Back in the Arms of Someone”, “For a Few Dollars More”, “Living Next Door to Alice”, “I’ll Meet You at Midnight” and “Don’t Play Your Rock ‘n’ Roll to Me”.
The host of the show at the Palace Hall will be Dan Negru.