Start Making Sense celebrates the music of Talking Heads at FTC’s StageOne
Updated 11:15 am, Wednesday, March 14, 2018
If you were into music in the 1980s, you know Talking Heads. This was the pop/rock new wave band that gave us such hits as “Burning Down the House” and “Take Me to the River.”
Start Making Sense, a seven-piece ensemble which celebrates the music of that group, will perform at Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne on Friday, March 23. The band’s name is a play on the title of the acclaimed concert film, “Stop Making Sense,” which documents Talking Heads at its peak.
David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison formed Talking Heads in 1975 in New York City, where they opened for the Ramones at punk club CBGB. They broke up in 1991, but reunited for their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. (Byrne will play Wallingford’s Oakdale Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 8.)
Jon Braun handles lead vocals and guitar for Start Making Sense. On the band’s website it says, “If David Byrne is one of the geniuses of modern times, then Start Making Sense is a tribute to genius.”
The band takes great pride in faithfully recreating the music of Talking Heads’ entire career. Braun is “a spot-on David Byrne, giving you a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience.”
StageOne at Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St. Friday, March 23, 7:45 p.m. $28 day of show, $25 advance. 203-259-1036, www.fairfieldtheatre.org