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Yacht Rock Revue rocks Indianapolis like it’s 1979!

August 19, 2022

Photos and Review by Nick Shotwell

The hot dads in tight pants returned to Indianapolis’s TCU Amphitheater greeted by middle-aged couples and large groups of friends wearing white captain’s hats and sexy ‘70s vacation apparel. Yacht Rock Revue has some great original songs, they draw large crowds consistently and they have a devoted fan-base. Although the band is now based in Atlanta, Georgia, five members of Yacht Rock Revue are from Indiana and attended Indiana University in Bloomington. Nicholas Niespodziani, lead vocalist, guitarist, and spiritual leader of the band, used to see concerts as a fan in Indy and listened to Q95. Now he’s more than playing the part of a rock star in a cover band.

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been to a party, or concert where you really want to dance and the music is good, but it doesn’t really qualify as dance-worthy music. Yacht Rock Revue, however, carefully selects and writes songs that inspire lazy disco kicks, shoulder-dips, and finger-snaps. They played some expected favorites, including “Africa” and “Rosana” by TOTO, “Baker Street “by Gerry Rafferty, and “Bad Tequila,” a Yacht Rock Revue original. Notably missing from the set was “More Than a Feeling” by Boston. But that is evidence the expectations are high for this band, and it’s a good reason to catch them again when they come back in town next time.


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