Scott Laytham & Karl Holmes Duo performed a popular mix of songs Tuesday evening in free summer concerts, organized by the
Estimates were about 3,000 people attended. The weather was perfect, despite a scorcher of a day, the shade and evening breeze were excellent for hanging out in the park.
Holmes sings (going by the name "Trickee") and does impersonations of artists' styles. Two favorites Tuesday were Louie Armstrong (It's a Wonderful World; Hello Dolly) and Elvis Presely (a medley.) Holmes opened the new Fox in St. Louis, in 1982.
Laytham also sings and plays guitar and piano. He performed Glenn Miller's "In the Mood" solo, and it was amazingly similar to the original—all on one instrument, the keyboard. He provides all the instrumental sound, and it fills the venue, and is good.
The pair get lots of applause, and there is also lots of toe-tapping, head-bobbing, and dancing.
Chesterfield has a free concert at the amphitheater Saturday, in Central Park, 8-10pm, with Trixie Delight.
Then, June 26 is concert No. 4 in the Faust Park summer series with the group Spectrum.
"The signature sound of Spectrum Band comes from the strong vocals, the powerful rhythm section, and the full horn section playing the tightly crafted arrangements performed by the band," according to the amphitheater website. Visit their website here Listen to Spectrum here