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article imageReview: The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air put on awesome show at The Paramount Special

By Markos Papadatos     Jun 11, 2017 in Music
Huntington - On June 10, the Fresh Kids of Bel-Air performed an epic 90's tribute concert at The Paramount in Huntington, and it was awesome.
After a DJ set, their show kicked off with their new music video for Canadian band Len's "Steal My Sunshine," displaying on the giant televised screen in the background.
"Are you ready for some 90's music?" they asked The Paramount audience, and the answer was a resounding yes. They opened with the theme song for "The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air," with Robin on lead vocals, and they had the fans jumping along to their version of Lit's "My Own Worst Enemy," as yellow and green lights dimmed from the stage.
They had the crowd waving their hands in the air during "Tubthumping." "You ready to rock out with me Paramount?" Mat asked, and he immediately broke into Blink-182's "All The Small Things." "Make some noise," he screamed.
Gabby went on to perform the classic Britney Spears tune "Baby One More Time," as she dressed exactly as Ms. Spears did in her music video. "Paramount, are you ready for 90's music?" they asked.
"Where are my bitches at?" Estee asked, and showed some angst on Meredith Brooks' "Bitch." "You guys know the next one," they said, and Robin sang lead on Sublime's "Santeria," as he accompanied himself on acoustic guitar.
After the infectious "Jumper" by Third Eye Blind, the female singers had some fun on Spice Girls' "Wannabe," while the male musicians in the band united for a special collaboration of the Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way" and "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)."
"Are you guys having a good time so far?" Mat asked, and he dedicated the Goo Goo Dolls classic "Slide" for the ladies in the audience. They went on to perform a live rendition of Len's carefree tune "Steal My Sunshine," after they shared that they filmed the music video for the song way too early.
They went on to cover a song from a "British band that didn't get along well," and the audience instantly knew that they were referring to Oasis. They performed "Wonderwall" in their honor, and Estee took the stage to sing Shania Twain's "Man! I Feel Like a Woman," and similar to Gabby (as Britney), Estee's attire was a replica of Shania's in her music video, which was reminiscent of Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love."
For Mat, the following song was a "pleasure to play," and he had fun on "All Star" by Smash Mouth, and so did The Paramount audience.
They went on to cover The Mighty Mighty Bosstones' "The Impression That I Get," and Gabby subsequently returned to the stage to perform "Spiderwebs" by No Doubt. Estee joined her for a special duet of Wilson Phillips' "Hold On," where they were dressed in elegant, colorful skirts.
After a few hip hop tunes in the mix from Robin, Mat brought it back to rock with "Flagpole Sitta" and Gabby delivered an upbeat version of No Doubt's "Just a Girl." Mat rocked on Green Day's "Basket Case, while Estee sang Alanis' spitfire "You Oughta Know. No 90's tribute show is complete without Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," and the band closed with "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" for their grand finale.
The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air returned for an encore, which included Blink-182's "What's My Age Again?" and Third Eye Blind's "Semi-Charmed Life." Charlie nailed the drums throughout the night, and Tommy rocked on guitar.
The Verdict
Overall, The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air were able to deliver at The Paramount for a truly memorable 90's show. It was upbeat and a great deal of fun. They are worth seeing live whenever they are in town. 90's music never sounded more powerful. The band shined as a whole, as they brought the Paramount audience back to simpler times through their music. Their live show garnered an A rating.
To learn more about The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air, check out their official website.
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