Review: The Blanks at Parramatta

Where: The Roxy Theatre, Parramatta, NSW, Australia
When: 17 March 2012

The Blanks who?

That’s a common thought. But if you have ever watched the TV show Scrubs you may know them better as the The Worthless Peons, or simply Ted’s Band.

And yes, Ted himself (Sam Lloyd) is actually in the band.

What separates The Blanks from a lot of musical groups (as well as comedy acts), is that they sing a Capella, which is without instruments with the occasional exception of the ukulele and the odd novelty toy.

Blanks Mrs Claus

Now not only can they sing sans instruments, but they also have slick moves!

Blanks Who

The setlist consisted of several songs featured on Scrubs including the theme song, Superman and my personal favourite, Guy Love which was featured in the musical episode, appropriately titled “My Musical” and was co-written by non other than The Blanks’ own Paul Perry.

They have a thing for covering TV theme songs so of course they delivered, Speedracer, Underdog, Facts Of Life, The Six Million Dollar Man, and Charles In Charge.

Pop favourites “Who Are You” (The Who), “Hey Ya” (Outkast), “Take On Me” (A-Ha), “Teenage Dream” (Katy Perry), and “Dynamite” (Taio Cruz).

Blanks Medley
As an encore they performed the mega Aussie hit Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know,” which was impressive as an impromptu performance especially for their Aussie fans.

Blanks CD

This is one of the most unique comedy shows/concert I’ve been to and what impressed me is that as an a Capella group they managed to be flawlessly in tune, immaculately well rehearsed with the magic of slick moves.

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