The 25 time Grammy Award winning music icon Stevie Wonder has been making music for most of his life. While he was first recorded at age 12 playing the harmonica on “Fingertips”, it was the song “Superstition” in 1972 that made Wonder a household name.
Since then, Wonder has records dozens of albums and released numerous hit singles.
On June 2, Natural Wonder – the Stevie Wonder tribute band – performed in the Bear’s Den Showroom at the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino in Niagara Falls.
Concentrating on Wonder’s music from the seventies and eighties, with a focus on “Songs in the Key of Life”, the band spent the next hour and a half offering up just a sample of what Stevie Wonder has to offer.
After opening the show with “Signed Sealed Delivered”, the band performed “For Once in My Life”, “My Cherie Amore”, “a Motown medley – including “Superwoman”, “Golden Lady”, “As”, and “Jesus Children” -, “Sir Duke”, “Higher Ground”, “Master Blaster”, “Boogie on Reggae Woman”, “That Girl”, “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing” “Another Star”, “You are the Sunshine of My Life”, “ Just Called to Say I Love You”, “Isn’t She Lovely”, “I Wish” and finishing out the night with “Superstition”.
Gabriel Bello as Stevie engaged the crowd encouraging them to clap and sing along; and sometimes teasing the crowd by playing a few notes of the net song to see if they could “Name that Tune”.
Over the years, Stevie Wonder has amassed an extensive musical catalogue – one that would take several hours to cover. With less than two hours for a show, Natural Wonder performed a series of Stevie Wonder hits from a time when Wonder dominated the music charts in a performance that kept the hour rocking.