Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers at 3Arena for BluesFest 2017 review: 'If I could see them again tomorrow night I wouldn’t hesitate – put these bands on your bucket list!'
The mere stage set up of Steely Dan last night at 3 Arena had the sophistication of a New York jazz club. Rarely have I sat at a concert and relaxed into the zone. On one side, a formidable brass section holds sway, on the other, The Danettes – superb – swing, and sing back-up to the man at centre stage. The Real Donald. Fagen, that is. I feared, that at the age of 67 his voice might be a bit croaky or the evening would lack the distinctive voice of the late Walter Becker.