Review: Jimmy Osmond, Moon River And Me

Jimmy Osmond on stage at Rothes Halls, Glenrothes (Pic: Cath Ruane)
Jimmy Osmond on stage at Rothes Halls, Glenrothes (Pic: Cath Ruane)

Jimmy Osmond: Moon River & Me, Rothes Halls, Glenrothes

Don’t try to find a show with more warmth at its heart – it probably doesn’t exist.

It may nigh impossible to go wrong with the Andy Williams’ songbook at your disposal, but Jimmy Osmond still pulled them together in a delightful show that, come its finale, had his audience rolling standing ovations down to the stage.

That was down to the magic of the music, and his own charm.

He didn’t just engage with his audience, he left the stage to chat to them, and even sit among them while introducing his supporting singers.

And, song by song, be built up a smashing atmosphere that was a masterclass in how to entertain.

The Williams’ songbook was a joy to hear once more - from perfectly crafted medleys to the big hits - but there were also tributes to Glen Campbell with a cracking rendition of Rhinestone Cowboy, David Cassidy and Neil Diamond, plus a selection of Osmond classics, all illustrated with some smashing archive footage.

Loved it!