The Nielsen Trust
Made It A Family
Affair At
The Robins Theatre


 

Rick Nielsen

Rick Nielsen

The Nielsen Trust

The Nielsen Trust

Miles Nielsen

Miles Nielsen

Daxx Nielsen

Daxx Nielsen

Kelly

Kelly

Rick Nielsen

Rick Nielsen

Miles and Kelly

Miles and Kelly

Daxx Nielsen

Daxx Nielsen

Rick Nielsen

Rick Nielsen

Daxx Nielsen

Daxx Nielsen

The Nielsen Trust

The Nielsen Trust

Rick Nielsen

Rick Nielsen

Daxx Nielsen

Daxx Nielsen

Rick and Nick Perri

Rick and Nick Perri

Kelly

Kelly

Nick Perri

Nick Perri

Nick Perri and the Underground Thieves

Nick Perri and the Underground Thieves

Nick Perri

Nick Perri

Nick Perri

Nick Perri

Nick Perri and TNT

Nick Perri and TNT

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June 20, 2021

The Nielsen Trust, featuring Rick Nielsen from Cheap Trick and his family, played an evening of Cheap Trick tunes, which included several deep cuts as well as some hits at the Robins Theatre Friday night.

TNT, features Rick Nielson on lead guitar, his son Miles on rhythm guitar and lead vocals, his other son Daxx on drums and Kelly Stewart, Miles' wife on some lead and backing vocals.

The sparse crowd was treated to several songs that rarely make the Cheap Trick setlist.  "Just Got Back" from 1980's All Shook Up album kicked off the show which was quickly followed by "So Good To See You" from In Color

There was quite a bit of banter between Miles and Rick through out the show.  A running joke for the evening was how bad their hotel was.  Miles noted that if their mother was with them, she would not have allowed them to stay there.

Stewart got the chance to show her vocal talents as she sang lead on "I Didn't Know I Had It" and shared lead vocals with her husband on "Tonight It's You."

"The World's Greatest Lover" became a family affair as Rick sang the first verse, Miles took over the second verse and Kelly finished it off. 

Then it was Daxx's turn to take center stage as he stepped out from the drum kit and strapped on an acoustic guitar to play "Take Me To The Top" from The Doctor, while Kelly sang lead.

The highlight of the show was an acoustic, slower version of "Surrender" that Miles had rearranged.  

The last part of the show became a party as the played "Hey, Hey, Hey" and "Downed."  Rick invited opening act Nick Perri to come on stage and jam "I Want You To Want Me" with the band.

Closing out the show were great versions of "California Man" and the classic "Goodnight."

It was indeed a great night for Cheap Trick fans.  Getting to hear so many deep cuts and classic tunes was a treat.  The only thing that was disappointing was that there weren't that many people there to enjoy it.

Nick Perri and the Underground Thieves opened up the show with a great 60 minute set of guitar driven rock and roll.  

Perri came out rocking a classic Flying V guitar and let loose on the opening song "Let You Know."

 

Several original songs were played exceptionally well by Nick and his three piece backing band which included keyboards, bass and drums.

Toward the end of his set the band tore into two cover tunes that included Pink Floyd's "In The Flesh?" and a rocking version of Neil Young's "My My, Hey Hey."

This is a band that you need to keep on your radar.  Their impressive set earned them a standing ovation from the audience. 

Review and photos by Greg Drugan