It was entertainment at its finest at the Sunday, July 21 meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club (PCEC). The guest presenter was Morgan Kent Sr., a cabaret artist, impressionist, singer and comedian. Morgan has performed on all major cruise lines with his show “Tonite’s the Nite with Rod Stewart”. As a prelude to Morgan’s show, Paul Rosenberg, a very talented guitarist performed as members and guests enjoyed their breakfast. Paul is also proficient in playing the saxophone, drums, double bass, and other instruments.
Morgan, the featured presenter, was born in London and inherited a typical cockney sense of humor. He started out as a session drummer playing on various hit records including Billy Ocean’s “Love Really Hurts Without You” and joined the Wombles with many appearances on top of the pops. He first came to Australia when on tour with The Wombles and while Down Under he became the lead singer for the award winning showband Zippity Do Dah. He then formed his own group, The Morgan Kent Affair, which consisted of himself and six female dancers and toured South East Asia for many years. From this start, he progressed into a cabaret artist, impressionist, and comedian.
His performance for the PCEC was very energetic, as he moved around the stage and the room interacting with several members of the audience and creating a participation atmosphere. It was quite evident that he was a performer par excellence.
He performed a non-stop entertainment show with his singing, impressions and comedy about his life, including humorous wife jokes and stories. Singing a number of Rod Stewart’s songs such as “Maggie May”, “Sailing” and “Do you Think I’m Sexy” plus several more, Morgan’s impersonations of the Scottish singer were very realistic; at times it was hard to believe it was not Rod Stewart. He imitated many famous Rod Stewart “moves during his performance as he continued to encourage audience participation in his show.
He also performed the Wombles’ song “Minuetto Allegretto” and skillfully interspersed several Thai wife/relationship jokes into his routine.
One PCEC member commented after the presentation, “I can’t decide if the show as the best singing or the best comedy show I have seen in a long time, maybe both.”
Readers can judge for themselves by visiting his “Tonite’s the Nite with Rod Stewart” YouTube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v58y15ajszY.
The presentation was followed by announcements and news of special interest groups, then the Open Forum where the audience can ask questions or make comments about expat living in Thailand, especially Pattaya. For more information about the PCEC, visit http://pattayacityexpatsclub.com/ .