MADISON — The Holidays are here again and so is Landeau Eugene Murphy Jr. with his Home for the Holidays Christmas show featuring Madison’s own Seth Bunting.
The last time Murphy was here was following his win on “Americas Got Talent”.
He and his talented band were here on a frosty, December night, but they did not disappoint.
Not only did Seth and Landeau entertain the capacity crowd, they brought Glen Leonard of The Temptations and Beckley native Cody Whickline from “The Voice.”
Burke Allen, Murphy’s manager, served as the evening’s master of ceremonies.
Bunting kicked off the evening’s entertainment singing three songs from his new release.
Bunting kept the crowd entertained with his songs, “Again and Again, Suspended in time and What I’m talking about.”
Then came out the energy-filled Landau who started off with Dean Martin’s “Kick in the Head.”
Murphy followed up with a great rendition of “Witchcraft.”
The next set featured the Temptations legend Glenn Leonard coming out with a Motown Christmas classic version of “White Christmas.”
The Ramage Grade School youth choir added a great an extra dimension of Christmas cheer to Murphy and Leonard’s set.
Mr. Leonard went into his Motown classics. The crowd was clearly moved by Leonard’s youthful performance.
“The Way You Do the Things You Do,” got the crowd up in the isles dancing.
The master of ceremonies explained the community donated three tables full of food for the charity concert.
The next astounding set came from Whickline. He came out in smooth deerskin fringe jacket, trademark black hat and brought down the house with “Tennessee Whisky” and a stirring George Jones number call “He Stopped Loving her Today”.
But they were not done. Whickline, Leonard and Landau hyped it up further with “Mustang Sally” and crowd was on their feet — some were even on the stage.
Landau finished the show with his encore perform ace of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.”
After the show, the singers took pictures and signed autographs until the last fans left.
Leonard, Murphy, Bunting and Whickline truly brought a sprinkling of Christmas cheer to Madison.