Acclaimed Canadian songstress #France Joli gave Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall in Wantagh a night of disco music to remember on February 19, where she played a concert for her birthday bash. DJ Johnny Iovino warmed up the stage as he played a DJ set before and during her show, and he was able to get the Long Island audience into the disco spirit.
Joli's career in the music industry spans well over three decades, and she hails from Montreal, Quebec. She had her first major hit, "Come to Me" at 15 years old, which is still played on adult contemporary radio stations to this day, including 106.7 Lite FM in New York..
Joli's elaborate set included some of her greatest Billboard recordings such as "Heart to Break the Heart" and "Gonna Get Over You," which is the song that she claimed as her personal favorite. She interacted well with the crowd and made them feel at home. Her performance of her signature tune "Come to Me" was sheer perfection, and she went on to deliver a stunning medley of disco hits.
Medley of hits
Her medley of songs included noteworthy versions of Donna Summer's "Last Dance," Chic's "Le Freak," as well as Andrea True's "More, More, More," which was the quintessential sing-along. She also sang ABBA's "Dancing Queen" and the classic "We Are Family." She even took her fans on a trip to "Funkytown," and "Boogie, Oogie, Oogie" was absolutely infectious. She also tipped her hat to Gloria Gaynor by belting out "I Will Survive." Joli was able to make all of these aforementioned songs her own, and she had the audience clapping along every step of the way, as they were in awe of her talent.
In summation, France Joli was superb at her birthday bash performance at Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall.
The disco songstress dusted off these classic disco songs and was able to introduce them to a new generation of fans. Her voice is as powerful and captivating as ever, and she commanded the Mulcahy's stage quite well. She was able to take her listeners on a musical journey, as they were left reminiscing about simpler times (back when disco was more popular). She gave this concert her all, and her love for her craft, the music and the audience was evident throughout the night. Joli's live show in Wantagh garnered an A rating.