Smooth Jazz Festival Mallorca 2014: Spencer Day

Saturday night, the festival continued with Spencer Day, a crooner in the vein of Michael Bublé and Frank Sinatra, still doing his own thing. As usual he was backed by the house band with Andy Pilger on drums, he kicked off his show with the mellow groover "Missing Tonight" featuring his strong velvety voice. Next was "Naturally", a brand new song with a country and western touch, followed by his first radio hit "'Til You Come To Me" and "The Movie Of Your Life" that kept the laid-back groove going on. He did a couple of covers, "Runaway" and The Young Rascals' "Groovin'" done to perfection, which marked an early highlight for me. "Something Wicked" followed with a decidedly 60ies feeling, followed by "Shadow Man" that was another perfect vehicle for his velvety voice. He did an uptempo Nancy Sinatra song, before turning his attention to sad love songs, starting to sing one in Spanish just accompanied by his piano playing, before he did his own "You Don't Know You're Lonely" covering the topic. He concluded his show with "The Mystery Of You", the audience asked for more, so they got the encore with the Frank Sinatra song "One For My Baby", just him singing at the piano. The show was well received, most of all by the ladies in the audience that probably got dragged along by their jazz loving partners, now getting something more up their alley.