Tom Jones brings his brand of old-school charm to Tel Aviv

The legendary singer did not forget to mention Leonard Cohen, who recently died, and performed one of his songs.

By RON STEINBACH
July 1, 2017 22:20
1 minute read.
Tom Jones performing live in 2012.

Tom Jones live 2012 370. (photo credit: Reuters)

 
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Sir Tom Jones, in his performance in Tel Aviv, proved to the audience that despite being 77 and gray-haired, he is still a successful singer who has the endurance to hold a crowd captive for a 90-minute show. Jones is still able to hit the standard of professionalism he’s set for himself for the past five decades.

The consummate performer showed up on time, without delay. He began with a big bow to the huge crowd that greeted him at the city’s Menorah Mivtachim Arena. He earned brownie points with the crowd after mentioning that he visited Jerusalem for the first time and enjoyed his visit to the Holy City very much.

Then he began to sing his songs when the audience joined him in applause, with the third song earning him a standing ovation.

The legendary singer did not forget to mention Leonard Cohen, who recently died, and performed one of his songs.

In the middle of the performance, he sang to the audience “Yiddishe Maman” followed by his big hit “Delilah.” With the audience’s average age leaning toward an older crowd, most in attendance were able to follow along to these old classics easily.


With his booming voice, which may not even need a microphone at all, and his hips that were constantly in motion, he made sure the audience got their money’s worth.

There is no doubt that Sir Tom Jones is a ball of energy. His direct connection with the audience and their love for him in return made it a memorable night for all. If The Jerusalem Post published one-word concert reviews, the one for this one would simply read: Wow.

Thank you, Sir Tom Jones.

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