A REVIEW: BOHEMIA VIVA PERFORMS AN AMAZING SHOW IN BUCERIAS

Bohemia Viva, the fiery latin musical duo that took Vallarta by storm the past two seasons, performed their all new show at Luna Lounge in Bucerias on Christmas night. After touring and singing in Europe and Mexico, these accomplished musicians are once again thrilling audiences in the Bay with their exciting, passionate music.

People have come to love Argentinian duo, Andrea Mottura and Luis Lujan, because they are in love and always on FIRE with incredible energy, beautiful voices, and eclectic style. With stunning, acoustic Latin rhythms combined with rich, artful, sensual harmonies, Bohemia Viva ignited the Luna Lounge stage with their English and Spanish versions of modern favorites and timeless classics.

Andrea was strikingly beautiful in a sleek, flowing gown as she walked onto the stage. Luis looked handsomely rugged in his suit. Always pitch-perfect, Andrea sometimes sang the lead and at other times harmonized. Luis’ gorgeous tenor voice with just the right balance of vibrato thrilled us to the core along with his outstanding guitar accompaniment on each song. Their new BOSE sound system perfectly captured the fine quality of the music. Introducing each song with a little background story really made the performance flow. In one very emotional moment, Andrea read a poem called “I Would Know You” from “Second Breath” by Rick Roberts and Luis accompanied her with original music.

Throughout the evening, Bohemia Viva performed a wide range of popular songs in English and Spanish. One song, Il Divo’s “Until My End,” was especially meaningful because Luis had performed it at his brother’s wedding. They sang an original song in Italian called “Lontani,” which was a personal story about being far way from their family. Other songs included The Righteous Brother’s “Unchained Melody,” Al Green’s, “Let’s Stay Together,” “Time After Time,” the Dionne Warwick classic, “I Say A Little Prayer” and The Sound of Music’s, “My Favorite Things.” They really drew the audience into some fun with “You’re The One That I Want” from the musical, Grease along with Luis’ hilarious number “I’m Just A Gigolo.”

They super-charged the audience with the tango classic, “Por Una Cabeza.” Towards the end of the evening we were all incredibly moved by “Caruso,” made popular by the famed Italian opera singer, Luciano Pavarotti. They finished the evening with 2 encore numbers, “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’,” from Andrea’s grandfather’s favorite singer, Nancy Sinatra and the Gloria Gaynor signature song, “I Will Survive.”

With poise and drama Andrea and Luis related each song in a natural, yet poignant way. Their incredible enthusiasm for communicating their music was both genuine and always reciprocated by the audience.

Halfway through the show, Amy Armstrong, joined Luis and Andrea, performing Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” and a beautiful rendition of the holiday classic, “Silent Night.” In addition to their own scheduled shows in January and February, Bohemia Viva will accompany Amy in her show, Spanglish, in January at The Palm Cabaret in PV. I can’t say enough about how amazing these 3 musicians are together. You’ll definitely want to see Spanglish!

This season, Bohemia Viva has integrated experiences from their musical tours into their shows. This gives their audience the best of all the places they have been and introduces the people and the music they have experienced. They continue to infuse each performance with new songs and material.

With intensity and passion, Bohemia Viva delivered a superb show at Luna Lounge. Besides being unpretentious, sincere individuals, they are MOST DEFINITELY ONE OF THIS SEASON’S BEST MUSICAL ACTS!!

To find out more about Bohemia Viva go to their website at http://bohemiaviva.com where you can hear them perform several of their songs. You can purchase tickets for their shows at vallartatickets.com or at The Palm Cabaret.

To purchase tickets or to see the full schedule of shows offered at Luna Lounge this season, go to www.lunaloungebucerias.com.

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