Good Vibrations is an outstanding show featuring the best of music from yesterday and today. Attendees are taken on a musical journey through the 60s, 70s and 80s, with stellar showmanship, vocals and dancing highlighted throughout the two hour production. From the very first note of “We Built This City,” I knew I was in for an entertaining and energetic show filled with nothing but Good Vibrations.
Located at the state-of-the-art Calvin Gilmore Theater, home of The Carolina Opry, Good Vibrations does an excellent job of engaging the audience and keeping guests clapping and singing along to some of their favorite songs. The fast-pace of the show allows entertainers to perform a variety of hit songs. Everything from The Beach Boys to Boston to The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, ABBA and ZZ Top are showcased. Of course resident comedian Eric Gumm shakes things up a bit and adds lots of laughs to an already stellar show. Some of his best comedic routines included misunderstood musical lyrics, with songs by Garth Brooks, Eric Clapton and The Who getting the “Gumm treatment.” There’s even a segment dedicated to Cheech and Chong, two characters that epitomize the good times of the 70s. The dancers in Good Vibrations Myrtle Beach also deserve recognition – especially clogging group All That. These gentlemen received some of the loudest applause from the audience, wowing guests with their quick moves. The group really shined during a “Black Betty” inspired performance which combined the rock edge of the classic Ram Jam song with spirited moves and signature clogging steps.
So much musical entertainment is packed into the Good Vibrations show it’s hard to pick favorite selections. However, renditions of “Rock and Roll” by Led Zeppelin, “Go You Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac, “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles, “Time of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes and “River Deep, Mountain High” by Tina Turner really stood out. Vocalists Brad Long, Christie Templeton, Gary Brown and Kim Perry Williams proved their prowess on various songs throughout the night, while guitarist Gary Baker dazzled on lead guitar, especially during a performance of Jimi Hendrix’s Star Spangled Banner.
Good Vibrations is a show filled with incredible talent, endless energy and amazing performances. Treat yourself to an evening of nostalgic melodies in Myrtle Beach – you won’t be disappointed!