Last night, the Bird and the Bee (Inara George and Greg Kurstin) were in their natural habitat, as they played an outdoor show at Descanso Gardens in La Canada, CA. The show was open to all ages, so fans both young and old were on hand to view the Main Lawn performance.
Inara George and Greg Kurstin were sans band and backup singers on the large stage, which Inara admittedly felt a bit strange. Backup singers, Juliette Commagere, Alex Lilly and Willow Geer, were all on tour, and Inara joked that it was weird not having them there to act crazy and upstage her. She took advantage of both the extra room and lack of background singers though, by inviting three fans on stage to be her backup dancers and circling around the stage on a few songs, which prompted her to mention her respect for Beyonce. “I don’t know how she does it…I don’t see a lot of shows, but I’m going to see her…”
The band played a mix of both old and new, including “Again and Again”, “Diamond Dave”, “F*cking Boyfriend” (sung as “Funky Boyfriend” to not offend the young ears), “Birthday” (which she dedicated to her husband, director Jake Kasdan who was in attendance) and “Because” which they rarely perform live. Their cover of Hall & Oates’ “I Can’t Go For That” has become a fan favorite, along with their medley of “I’m A Broken Heart” and “How Deep Is Your Love”.
Showing that they are just as generous off stage as on stage, Inara and Greg stuck around after to show to meet and greet fans and announced that they will be opening for Katy Perry at the Palladium in Hollywood, CA.
More pics from the show follow…