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The Mavericks Reviews


Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (3.9 Stars)

Number of reviews: 33



3.0 star rating Donna feistel from Raleigh, North Carolina


Great band. Raul's beautiful voice was not the center of the show. Certainly I wouldn't recognize them as the original Maverics I knew and loved. How about some of the old songs that I could recognize and really get into. "Garden "Party by Rick Nelson sums it up for me. Hey, no big deal just sayin!

3.0 star rating Wayne from Calgary, Alberta


Great band but their unique blend of vocals, subtle guitars and harmonies were killed by the lousy sound. Way to loud, all bass , background vocals not heard, Raul Malo's wonderful vocal ability was way to loud. Whoever was responsible for the mix missed the mark.

3.0 star rating Harry Diament from Milwaukee, Wisconsin


The Mavericks are dripping with talent & energy! They had the whole entire audience on their feet for most of the show. My wife & I didn't lose interest throughout the show until this... Apparently there were some people gathered by the stage and were apparently talking loudly. Disrepectful? Absolutely! Raul Malo got on the mike and said "Shut the f*** up...this isn't social hour, I can hear you all the way up here! So, shut the f*** up! At that point, some of the audience applauded, but we were appalled. Part of being a great musician, is remaining professional in ALL aspects! He could've handled that with a lot more class and dignity. Our respect level went way down after that. Not cool! Also, for their encore, they came back out doing other artists songs. If we wanted to hear that, we'd go see the other artists! They had plenty of their own tunes left we would've rather heard. Would we see them again? yes, most likely, but not with the same enthusiasm! Raul, just because you are a star, does not give you Carte Blanche to say and do what you want publicly!

3.0 star rating Russ Christiansen from Tucson, Arizona


Great Band...Great Voices...Poor Choices. Song selection left a lot to be desired. There was not a good balance between new material and great songs from their past. I go to hear those unbelievably great Mavericks' Hits. It's OK to mix in some new stuff, but not all in a row, and for the majority of the show. Raul told a story of someone walking out of his show because he did too many new songs, and sang them in Spanish. Both Languages sound GREAT, but new material was weak and exhausting. Sorry guys, love the band, just not tonight.

3.0 star rating Sandy from Winnipeg, Manitoba


I really enjoy the music of the Mavericks, and I like the mix of songs they did last Saturday. But…I was truly disappointed that it was so loud. I didn’t think the talents of all the band members could be heard because of the volume. So that spoiled the show for me and my family. We are seniors and value our ears so… it was interesting to see them live, especially the young guys on the accordian and trumpets. They were stars in their own right. But can the volume not be lower??

3.0 star rating Greg McCormick from Cincinnati, Ohio


The Mavericks are one of my favorite bands but... I saw them at the Taft during the Pandemic and they were great. At that time, they seemed really excited to be on the road performing again. There was a lot of bantering with and about the band. I was really looking forward to seeing them again this November 2022. They started late and, to me, they went through the motions, sang their songs and left. They seemed to be interested in getting through the show and getting out of there. There was no interaction with the audience other than the usual "how ya doin' Cincinnati. The sound was too loud for the theatre so it was difficult to catch the nuances of the songs. There was no introduction to any songs, new or old. Maybe their long tour is tiring but it seemed like they were "mailing it in". I still love the band but was highly disappointed with the show.

2.0 star rating Anne-Marie Steele from Ottawa, Ontario


I attended the first night of this show, and the sound mix was terrible. We could not hear the lead guitar at all, with the exception of two particular solos. The backup vocals were pretty much non-existent at times and severely lacking in depth most of the time. Malo's electric guitar tone was abrasive and way too loud, particularly given his "beginner" strumming. The "grand" finales of two songs with the band and all the horns playing was a gigantic mess! It was actually comical. When Malo performed a song solo, the coloured lights gave a wonderful ambience but the vocal was ridiculously loud! It could have been amazing but it was awful. He was also incredibly rude to somebody who shouted "Come to Montreal!" A real jerk. Maybe his ego is a factor in the sound mix? Who knows, but I had high expectations and was crushed. For some reason, the encore songs were very good! At least that left the fans on a high, with a positive final impression of the concert. Horn players fabulous!


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