Rob Deering presents an exponentially better performance than the few silly guitar songs he delivered when I last saw him take to the stage.
With his small physique and cheesy grin, Deering does not seem your ‘typical’ musician. His musical talents, however, suggest he is quite the expert. His blend of song, music production and comedy are a fresh contemporary treat. Deering records and loops himself on over five instruments including his voice to perform his hilarious and catchy songs. He gives us lessons in musical styles and parodied a few well-known tunes including a rendition of I Am A Driver, to the tune of Survivor.
Deering’s persona is friendly, positive and warm to his audience. I made the mistake of telling him I played guitar and ended up onstage for the finale failing to play a few basic chords, alongside a maraca shaker and a cowbell donger. Deering is great fun. My only slight quibble with him, however, is that he is one of those comedians who commits the cardinal sin of laughing at his own jokes. It’s nice to see him having a good time, but it could become a tad grating. Aside from that, Deering was a class act and the audience were thoroughly entertained.