By Marcia Blondin
I have eaten at the sister India Gate restaurant in Vancouver many, many years ago and loved it, and last week I finally made a trip to India Gate, Puerto Vallarta to review their Wednesday night live entertainment.
Fully expecting eerie horns, finger cymbals and lots of veils I wasn´t sure what to make of the small stage set with two stools and an electric acoustic guitar. At 9pm a stunning blond dressed in electric blue sat in front of one mike while her partner picked up the guitar and the two began to sing. Ancient India instantly vanished and was replaced by some of the sweetest and truest harmonies I have heard in a long while.
Andrea and Luis, both Argentinians, have worked together professionally for only two years but their voices were honed to perfection. Luis´s polished guitar accompaniment was just as it should be – an accompaniment – leaving their voices beautifully becoming their main instrument. The volume was set exactly right – loud enough to hear and not overriding the quiet dinner conversations in the restaurant.
Andrea and Luis, formally known as “Bohemiaviva Music Experience” chose an eclectic mix of songs from Sade to Santana and performed them all with panache and great style. I loved that one song melted into the next without a break creating an uninterrupted flow of melody.
Bohemiaviva will perform every Wednesday all summer long at 9pm at India Gate downtown on Allende. The restaurant is very comfortable and welcoming. Do enjoy Luis and Andrea´s show and don´t forget to nibble on some Veggie Pakora.