Robertson / Montreal International Jazz Fest 2008

Robertson / Theatre Maisoneuve / Place des Arts

PRESS: T’Cha Dunlevy, Gazette Music Critic

Robertson, Favorite People (Independent)
Like a sort of fifth Beatle, Mark Robertson has looked on as his old Bullfrog bandmates Kid Koala and Dessy DiLauro graduated to fame and fortune – the former as a world-class DJ and the latter as a singer for Cirque du Soleil.

But Robertson has never stopped making music. In fact, he has gotten better at it. While Bullfrog’s acid-jazz-style funk was always a party, this solo disc (featuring many of his old bandmates, including Kid Koala dropping subtle scratches throughout) has a wonderfully laid-back blue-eyed soul vibe that oozes nothing-to-prove maturity. No tricks or schtick, just sweet tunes sung with feeling by a guy with heart.

If you don’t believe me, download it for free at

Robertson opens for Yael Naim and David Donatien tonight at 9:30 at Théâtre Maisonneuve of Place des Arts. Tickets cost $27.50 to $32.50. Call 514-842-2112.

Photos by: Jazmin Fillion (click on images to get full view)

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