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Brian Wilson Reviews

ConcertsIndie & Rock

Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (3.9 Stars)

Number of reviews: 15



5.0 star rating Pet Sounds Fan from Grafton, Massachusetts


Excellent concert last night. I am not a huge Beach Boys fan, but Pet Sounds is one of my favorite albums and I really looked forward to hearing it played live. The 12 person band did not let me down. It was great to hear personal favorites “God Only Knows”, “Don’t Talk” and “I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times”. One other bonus – Blondie Chaplin’s guitar solo on “Wild Honey”! The girls, surf and cars songs were nostalgic favs and well done. And of course… “Good Vibrations”! Thanks Hanover Theater...

5.0 star rating Maureen Bowen from Kitchener, Ontario


I almost cried when I saw this living legend! Never ever thought I would get the opportunity to hear the Beach Boys music played live. All the artists were amazing and reproduced the music to perfection. I am not as familiar as I'd like with the Pet Sounds album, but the genius of the songs was absolutely enthralling. From the opening number to the end it was a totally awesome experience!

5.0 star rating L PMacy from New Albany, Ohio


Last night's concert was outstanding. I saw Brian's tour twice last year and both concerts were excellent. His April 21 show in Columbus had Brian and his amazing orchestra at their best. Brian's vocals were better than I heard in last year's tourmand he appeared to have as much fun as the audience. The gentle genius of music deserved every standing ovation !

5.0 star rating from Santa Barbara, California


What a great evening seeing a living legend.

5.0 star rating from Orlando, Florida


The genius of Brian Wilson is indisputable. The audience responded to his rightful place in Rock history with a standing ovation at the start, and even longer standing ovation at the end. God bless you Brian Wilson! Your music is forever imbedded in our memories.

5.0 star rating Sandra janiga from Marion, CT


Fourth Row seats and a great show for all ages. Yes, Brian Wilson is older now but he has put together a great band and Al Jardine still has a nice voice. The man is a legend and I thank Mr. Wilson for all his wonderful contributions to music. People who expect somebody who is in his mid seventies and just had back surgery to be spry and chipper just aren't realistic. I'll take listening to Brian Wilson any way I can get him. Thank you to Mr. Wilson for not cancelling the concert. We would have been disappointed.

5.0 star rating Bruce M. from Boston, Massachusetts


The best word I can find for last night's show is love. What wonderful musicians all embracing the moments of playing one of the greatest pieces of musical history. And having a fine time doing it! Brian did well and showed humor as well as a great love for his own was apparent on his face. Al Jardine,his son matt(who truly vocalized as only Brian could do)and Billy showed a family of musical heritage for us all,and the band?One of the best professional sets ever. It sounded exactly like the Wrecking Crew was up there but at times even fresher. Not to be a spoiler but I have to say a few of the earlier songs done were a shock to me.I never expected such a fun and loving night of music as that was. I hope all of you who have not been able to get to a show manage to see this and hear its brilliance. If it is to be the last ever pet Sounds performance, then it was truly worth it. Adding Blondie Chapin, I doubt I will experience anything that good again. Thank you Pet Sounds .

5.0 star rating Terri from Louisville, Kentucky


Awesome Concert,All the guys rocked,great band.Pet Sounds is my favorite Album and Brian rocked it.Al and Blondie your awesome

4.0 star rating James Posta from Toledo, Ohio


Brian Wilson's band had an excellent performance at the Stranahan last night. HIs vocals were limited, though necessary to provide the BB harmony. The a'ccoustics at the Stranahan are much-improved or the BBs brought that stellar sound system to provide a great venue. The key player was singer Matt Gardene. His falsetto voice emulated the Mike Love component for the most memorable BB songs. The concert was non-stop with a short intermission. A number of the songs weren't well-known BB melodies, however, the 11-piece band was exceptional. The eclectic audience really enjoyed the reflective 60's sounds. Sad to see Mr. Wilson having help leaving and entering the stage, but his phrasing and harmonic sounds with other stronger voices is what the distinct sound of the BB is all about. It is unfortunate that the split with Mike Love eliminates a needed voice. Though not a Love-fan, it is apparent without the young Gardene the distinct BB harmony would be void of what we recall from the 60s

4.0 star rating Wayne Ashley from Winnipeg, Manitoba


Listening to Brian Wilson’s concert, from a musicians point of view, was a rare artistic treat. The quality and level of musicianship was outstanding, and the backing musicians’ ability to duplicate the Beach Boys vocals was astounding. Brian’s vocal ability has long deserted him, and he struggled when called upon to sing; however, thankfully the real heavy lifting in the vocal department was left to the rest of the band. The only weak spot in the concert was, in my opinion, the inclusion of Pet Sounds tracks. Although they were well performed, the Pet Sounds album generally falls far short of the brilliance of Brian’s hit tunes, like Good Vibrations.

3.0 star rating Keith Dyar from Indianapolis, Indiana


I purchased a VIP package to watch Brian perform live, & for a meet & greet before the show. For a professional he did perform at the best of his ability, and agree to take photos with his fans. Although you can tell that he was in some discomfort due to his back surgery and the busy touring schedule, he smiled for photos and performed on cue. The Palladium is a beautiful facility and the staff couldn’t have been any nicer. I’m proud that Brian has been a continuous touring musician for the last 20 years. And I would be thrilled to see Brian again in concert. Although at 76 years old it may be beneficial he slow down just a little bit.

1.0 star rating Ron from Kansas City, Missouri


My wife and I were also at the concert in Kansas City’s Kaufmann and agree with the other review. They helped him on stage, placed him at a piano and he basically sat there the whole time. It was sad to see. They also basically kept the lighting off of him and basically the band sang around or over him. A couple of years ago we went to the other Beach Boys group and thoroughly enjoyed it. For the price of the tickets this concert was a sham. Other venues should think twice about scheduling this .

1.0 star rating William from Kansas City, Missouri


Maybe I am not a dedicated Brian Wilson fan and therefore did not know what to expect, but I am knowledgeable of what Wilson has meant to American music and of an age that I first listened to Beach Boys in the 60's. But this concert was one of the worse I have been to. And at $100 a pop, maybe THE worse. Brian sang perhaps 5 songs and struggled to do so. The lighting crew kept the lights on everyone else and placed Brian in the shadows. It was a scam. I came to hear Brian, not watch an ill man/legend sit at the piano disengaged from all around him. And not playing or singing

1.0 star rating George from Northford, Connecticut


Went to the Oakdale last night and left after 4 songs and $300 dollars out the window. He sits in front of a fake piano and bearly sings a song. I haven’t been ripped off like that ever. If you think it good, you didn’t have very close seats to see what I witnessed. They are treating his body like a prop and calling it a Brian Wilson concert. Brian, you did great things once. This isn’t how you want you success to end. Stay home great one.

5.0 star rating Louise from Orlando, Florida


An amazing concert. The musical arrangements were so beautiful and each song flowed one after the other. The musicians were exceptional as were backup singers. I loved every minute.


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