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Hall and Oates Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.5 Stars)

Number of reviews: 78



3.0 star rating Carmello Rodriguez from Portland, Oregon


Like other reviewers have stated the Audio Mix was horrible for the first 4 songs then got dialed in a bit better but the BASS was over driven and and sounded muddy. I couldn't hear the vocals from Oates at all and many of the sax parts were buried under the Over Driven BASS lines. It's hard to believe such a professional tour would have such a bad audio mix engineer. Train on the other hand sounded clear and good and had the audience feeling good.

3.0 star rating Mike the ex roadie from Marin County, California


Kandace Springs has a beautiful voice, she and her music are very alluring. Her mix was a little loud, the highs were too exaggerated. But she was a very pleasant surprise. Train was excellent, the mix was nicely balanced. Pat Monahan is comfortable and fun onstage and the band backs him well. I remembered Train's music from a while back; I have a greater respect for the band now. Hall and Oates? My wife couldn't even recognize Maneater in an early part of the show. It felt like everything was totally out of sync, the band and the mixing. Charles DeCant came out for one of his excellent solos, it took a while for the light guy to locate and spotlight him. The slower songs (Sara Smile, She's Gone) had better mixes and we could actually hear the vocals more clearly. Very sad seeing as this tour is in it's third month! Maybe it was an off night or maybe H&O are showing their age. I agree with another reviewer that they should play much smaller venues. It would serve them much better.

3.0 star rating Andy from Dallas, Texas


Kandace with a K as she said all night was full of herself some talent but not near as much as she thinks Hall and Oats sounds was off all night they sound guy needs a new job sounded like it was pre recorded as a bit slow The band could never catch up big disappointment . The night would have been a total waste of time if not for Train

3.0 star rating Jacks from Kansas City, Missouri


Wow, you would have thought this was just a mix problem but from reading the other reviews THERE IS NO MIXING CREW for Hall & Oates because the sound was just TERRIBLE!!! The mix was completely off and terrible. However the opening band TRAIN had excellent sound! And Excellent vocals! They did a Led Zeppelin song that my husband raved was better done than Zeppelin themselves! What a puzzle! IMO I think Hall and Oates is using a pre-recorded soundtrack that they are "singing" along to and it just makes the sound OFF. Because you would think it could have been fixed by now in the tour but if you are using a backtrack to fill in sound and it's off, how can you fix that? If you can't sing and no one is REALLY playing instruments (except the sax man & guitarists who were great). Truly a puzzle. Not good! But both men are in their 70's so still enjoyed seeing them. Recommend staying home, saving the $ and listen to them on Youtube.

3.0 star rating Susan Pepps from Grand Rapids, Michigan


I think the saddest thing about the Hall and Oates concert was a complete lack of comradery between them. Hall nearly took up the entire show with Oates playing in the background like he was just part of the band, rather than one of the leading men. Some songs dragged on forever and their pace was too slow. The concert picked up some at the end-and that was the best part. Train was fabulous and so much fun! I wish more people got up and danced! Liked the arena. It was a little too warm, but manageable.

3.0 star rating from Grand Rapids, Michigan


I was living Kandace Springs, what a voice. As far as I concerned... TRAIN stole the show. Hall and Oates well ....... saying the lyrics instead of singing was not what I was hoping for! TRAIN ! Thank you for saving the SHOW!

3.0 star rating Joe from New Orleans, Louisiana


Very disappointed with the vocals of both Monahan & Hall. Monahan seemed off beat with the band and his highs were almost non-existent. To make matters worse he attempted to sing Black Dog by Led Zeppelin. If you can't reach the highs of your own songs don't be stupid enough to try and hit highs of one of the greatest male Rock singers ever (bad attempt. After this attempt he was finished for the rest of Train's set. Darrell Hall was not much better. He was off beat w/ mediocre highs. Interestingly Monahan came out and sang a few songs with Hall and his vocals were great (go figure). I rated the performance 3 stars because "it’s Hall & Oats" arguably the most successful ROCK Duo ever. I go to a lot of concerts and I have grown accustom to bands of my generation playing very précis Eagles, Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, Deaf Leopard, Rush, Creed, Nickelback, U2, Journey, etc. I expected Hall & Oats to be great and they weren’t. That said I did have fun but once is enough

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