007 Travelers report: Teatteri STATE: Sami Hintsanen & Capri & For Your Ears Only / New Year Eve’s Party with James Bond themeJanuary 6, 2016
Where: Teatteri STATE, Tampere, Finland
When: 31 December 2015, starting at 18.00
Price: Show & Dinner 79,50 EUR
Sales Manager Päivi Kautto-Koskinen
Sales Representative Tiina Nuutero
Sales Representative Jenni-Maria Vartiainen
Our waitress Miia and other staff of Teatteri STATE
Sami Hintsanen & For Your Ears Only & Capri
007 Travelers recommends visiting Teatteri STATE!
007 Travelers arrived in Tampere, at Teatteri STATE just before 18.00.
The entrance of the theater on Hämeenkatu is dashing.
Friendly staff welcomed us in the lobby. We took a look at the premises which were splendid.
|The attentive staff showed us the loft upstairs, where we got an excellent understanding
of the premises and its luxury.
There are meeting rooms on the upper floor. Booking and more information in Finnish here.
Next to the table there are buttons for calling the waitress, for ordering or for bill. The waitress has a pager on her belt, and it receives the signals from the customers. Our waitress was Miia, thank you a lot for expertise and customer service!
Starters: Artichoke-carrot pate, parsley cream and gooseberry jam
Main course: Pike perch-filled salmon, carrot, fennel, potato purée and lobster sauce flavored with saffron
We chose to drink red wine with the dinner: Justo Rosso Gerardo Cesari, Italy (8,40€ / 16cl).
During the break of the show, we had a drink called Sinko (a´ 6,50€), 2cl One Star Jaloviina, 2cl Amaretto and apple flavor. We had cherry in the drink.
Meat menu: Beef Serrano, honey root vegetables, parsnip potato terrine, cherry sauce and cherries.
|Photo: Teatteri STATE|
Vegetable menu: Roots Wellington, boletus spelt, kale and cranberries.
|Photo: Teatteri STATE|
Sami Hintsanen is a musician and an actor from Tampere. He was the host of “Tartu Mikkiin” tv entertainment show. In addition, Hintsanen is a karaoke and pop song Finnish Champion.
|Sami Hintsanen (on the left) & the band For Your Ears Only|
Hintsanen told some history of the Bond theme songs and movies, and on the screen we saw related trailers of the movies during the songs. First we heard a song “From Russia with Love” (1963), which Hintsanen presented us magnificently. The song is originally performed by John Barry (title sequence), and Matt Monro (vocal version heard during the film and closing credits).
After this the female star of the night, Capri (Päivi Selo), entered the stage. She started as a pop singer in Finland and is also member of a cover band. She is the vocalist of the Finnish symphonic power metal band Amberian Dawn, which she joined in 2012.
After this the orchestra played an instrumental version of The John Barry Orchestra´s “On Her Majesty´s Secret Service” (1969). Next Capri´s bright version of “Diamonds Are Forever” (1971). (Shirley Bassey)
007 Travelers shot a video of Hintsanen´s great version of Paul McCartney & Wings´ song “Live and Let Die” (1973), and we got chills in a good way. For Your Ears Only band was introduced to the audience after that song.
Next in order would have been these Bond theme songs: “Nobody Does It Better” (Carly Simon) which is a title song for Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me” (1977) and the song “Moonraker” (Shirley Bassey) from the film with same name “Moonraker” (1979), but we did not hear them because the stars of the evening did not like those songs.
After the break Hintsanen performed such great versions of the songs: Duran Duran´s “A View to a Kill” (1985) from a movie with the same name “A View to a Kill” and A-ha´s “The Living Daylights” (1987) from the film with same name “The Living Daylights“, and especially the latter has an adaptation which we think was really cool! They did not perform Lani Hall´s song “Never Say Never Again” (1983) from the film with same name “Never Say Never Again“. Then Capri sang 3 songs in a row: Gladys Knight´s “Licence to Kill” (1989), Tina Turner´s “GoldenEye” (1995) and Sheryl Crow´s “Tomorrow Never Dies” (1997).
We did not hear Garbage´s song “The World Is Not Enough” (1999) or Madonna´s “Die Another Day” (2002) since Hintsanen does not like them, but instead we heard his great version of Chris Cornell´s “You Know My Name“, which is the title song of the film “Casino Royale” (2006). Some theme songs inspired people to dance on the floor, and this was one of them.
Then Hintsanen and Capri gave us a really cool duet, they sang “Another Way to Die“, which is the title song for the movie “Quantum Of Solace” (2008). The duet was originally performed by Jack White & Alicia Keys.
Evening had come to the stage where Capri performed Adele´s song “Skyfall“, which is of course the title song for the film with same name: “Skyfall” (2012). The song got huge applause from the audience. The grand finale: Hintsanen sang “Writing´s On The Wall“, originally performed by Sam Smith. This song is a title song for the latest Bond movie “SPECTRE” (2015). This was just super! After the gig we told Hintsanen that his version is even better than the original version, if possible.