Do It Now: Manual Override **** (Four stars)
by Mike Took Write Outloud
John Sheldon, Paul Richmond, Tony Vacca. theSpace @ Niddry Street. August 13th-25th. 10.30pm.
American trio Sheldon, Richmond and Vacca (pictured) provide a powerful fusion of music, words and percussion in this enthralling 50 minute show.
These three performers each demonstrate a very different skillset for our delectation and would undoubtedly be comfortable performing in any solo capacity
However the combination of that guitar with Richmond’s mesmerising lyrics and almost dream-like delivery is sewn together improbably yet with utter completion by the phenomenal antics of Tony Vacca whose billing as “percussion” does not do him justice. Just the sight of Vacca’s rig dominating the stage is enough to command the audience’s attention, but when he starts playing the combination of rhythmic and musically percussive instruments that surround him the Do It Now spell is truly cast.