The music we heard this afternoon at Muckleshoot Casino from the "Society of Seven" is some of the best music I've ever heard. The two younger people of this group is a gal and a young man that both have voices that give a person goose bumps when they sing (probably in their mid 20's).
Ryan Gallagher is the guy and he can even sing operatic, which he did on one song. He also sang the leading song, in costume, from the "Phantom of the Opera", for which he got a standing ovation. The gal sang a medley of songs that Whitney Houston (she even sounded like Whitney Houston) made popular and almost to a person, everyone stood up and wouldn't quit clapping - same for Ryan. The whole group ends with Lee Greenwood's patriotic music being the basis of their songs.
The whole last of the program people hardly sat down because it was SOOOOOOOOOOOO good. The show lasted 1-1/2 hrs. and worth every minute - and it was free. MANY people were standing outside the theater today because they couldn't get inside so stood outside the whole time to listen. Some were even sitting on the steps inside the theater just so they could say they got to see this group. The leader was telling us places they have played to sold out crowds and how much the tickets cost - minimum usually $75 a piece - sometimes more but when they come to Muckleshoot, it is free for everyone. Muckleshoot picks up the tab and the only casino up here that does that as we know from experience. When they play at the Outrigger Hotel in Hawaii, he said no matter how long they're there, they always play to sold out crowds and their tickets are really expensive. But....now that I've seen them twice, if I had money I would pay the $75 for a ticket. The group might play longer when people have to pay - who knows.
This group still plays tonight at 7 and again tomorrow at 1 p.m. and then they go back to Vegas to play Mon. night. The leader even led a tribute to all service men and women, no matter when they were in the service, and asked them all to stand up - LOTS & LOTS of people stood up. Verrryyy moving and emotional program for certain parts of it.