"Oh a kiss is still a kiss in CasablancaHaha I dunno whether you heard these songs before but for those 80’s ppl this song ‘Casablanca’ by Bertie Higgins damn hit one. But even if we are not the 80’s era ppl , this song considers Karaoke all time favorite. I sure to sing this song because I like that lyrics “A KISS IS STILL A KISS’
But a kiss is not a kiss without your sigh
Please come back to me in Casablanca
I love you more and more each day as time goes by"
Last Saturday Jeremy calls me again asking me to join him and his wife to watch Bertie Higgins live concert in Genting. Thinking no EPL football that Saturday evening so why not.
I don’t know who this Bertie Higgins was when Jeremy call , but Jeremy knows I’m the China Ah Man he use the hit song Casablanca to get me join them for this concert.
Me prefer Rocks, but since no where to go so just follow la.
When arrive Genting just in time 8pm and as we were taking the escalator to the concert hall on the 1st floor, I saw my highly respected blogger Peter Tan at the ground floor hotel lobby , I wanna to say hi to him but because I on my way to 1st floor I forgo the idea, but seeing him to me like seeing a superstar. He looks very cheerful.(I dunno whether he also attend this concert??)
Bugar! when I go inside all I can see is mostly uncle, auntie’s, only few youngsters. I was preparing a boring evening, maybe just listen Casablanca and just sleep there.
But I was very very wrong , this Kwei Lo Bertie Higgins and his band call 'The Band of Pirates' really can rock big time , the music is kind of country rock but it damn nice man. His voice damn macho and his showmanship really 1st class international despite he having jet leg as he only arrive late Friday night and sleep at 3am.
When he sing his hit number ‘ Key Largo’ , 'Another day in Paradise' and of course ‘Casablanca’ everyone cheer and sing along with them.
Too bad the crowd too tame la, if a lot of youngster there sure rock & dance one. I was thinking to stand up dancing but don’t want la, scare everybody focus me more than him so no good la as he also sing very good so give him chance la, further more Genting no pay me mai.
Not only Bettie give such a good performance, his band also damn good.
Because of the crowd demand he echo the songs ‘Casablanca again.
Tell you la when he sings that song I think back my childhood past when at that time this song come about.
Songs and music really so powerful can bring one’s heart into emotional stage.
Haha when I listen to Bertie songs two wonderful blogger lady came to my mind..from ipoh and Penang.
After the performance he stay back and sign autograph for us.
Me, No regret attend Bertie concert and one of the best concert I attended so far.
Well known for his hits 'Key Largo''Just Another Day in Paradise', 'Casablanca' and 'Pirates and Poets'.Bertie, who once supported himself as a sponge diver, began his career in show business at the age of twelve as a ventriloquist. His big break came when he was working on a song on his personal failed romance. The song which later became known as 'Key Largo' was released in 1981 and pop music history was made. Other hit singles by Bertie became 'Song Of The Year' in the Pacific Rim and the album hit double platinum status. Bertie became an international star overnight.
His love songs explore the efforts of man trying to fathom the mystery and allure of women. His songs on fantasy focus on the beauty and sensuality of the tropics.
He is listed in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and also in the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Macon. Besides being a stage performer, songwriter and vocalist, he is also an accomplished screenwriter, novelist and actor.
(extract from Genting.com)