FEVER heated up a cold night at the free concert sponsored by the agents at Keller Williams Realty Northeast last Friday at Kings Harbor. The ultimate tribute band was a big hit for those who braved the weather, donning hats, gloves and blankets.
So were the Harbor holiday lights which gave the scene a snow-like effect.
Keller Williams agent Roland Duhon introduced FEVER lead vocalist Stephanie Nadolny along with guitarist Randy “Rockem” Stockum, keyboardist Courtney Guyon and drummer Marcus Hurst. The band got “things rollin'” with a rendition of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”
That got the crowd in the spirit right away. “I know it’s kinda chilly, but I bet it’s fun to be all bundled up with hot chocolate and your loved ones,” acknowledged Nadolny. “It’s good to be back in Kingwood,” she added, explaining that she was raised in the Spring/Humble area and now lives in Dallas.
Sporting a red Santa cap, Nadolny sang “Be my Baby” followed up by “something really hot, to make you really warm,” the song “Heat Wave.” “Let’s get some FEVER heat,” she exclaimed and turned the spotlight to Guyon for a keyboard solo for the song: “One and Only You.”
Sundance Head made a guest appearance to welcome FEVER to his hometown of Kingwood. The “American Idol” finalist thrilled the concert-goers with Otis Reading’s “Lovin’ You.”
Next Nadolny belted out three holiday classic tunes in a row: “All I Want for Christmas is You,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” and Karen Carpenter’s “Merry Christmas Darling.”
When the band took a break, Family Promise of Lake Houston Executive Director Carole Brady took the stage and spoke about her non-profit organization that helps “homeless men, women and children to get back on their feet.” She encouraged everyone to come to the charity booth at the concert to sample the free Christmas cookies from Zammitti’s and enter the raffle drawing for goodies from the restaurant and one of Kings Harbor’s newest tenants: Jennika’s.
After the break, the band performed “Blue Christmas” with a nod to Elvis Tribute Artist Donny Edwards whom they often accompany. Another guest artist stepped in for a couple of songs. Keith Rowe, who performed at Kings Harbor last summer with Sundance, sang “Fallin’ in Love with You” and “You Look Wonderful Tonight.” He was followed up with a solo by Guyon, who reminded the kids in the audience that “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” Billy Carmody of Atascocita was the final guest performer. He danced around the Harbor Christmas tree while singing “Run Around Sue.”
FEVER invited the kids in the audience on stage for a sing-a-long, performing children’s favorites such as “Frosty” and “Rudolph.”
Everyone ended the night agreeing that FEVER was just the ticket to put them in the holiday spirit.