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« Reply #1340 on: December 16, 2019, 07:36:56 AM »

Albion Christmas Band in Southport Saturday night. Lovely show to get you in the festive mood. Kellie has such a beautiful voice.
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« Reply #1341 on: December 19, 2019, 07:33:30 PM »

Cher/Nile Rodgers and Chic - two days ago, AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas!

Cher is fabulous, a force of nature and utterly unique in the world of music/pop culture.  Her live show is huge, with dancers, big band, trapeze artists, and an elaborate stage with three-dimensional-seeming projections that transform the set in support of the songs.  She played EDM, pop, power ballads, heavy metal, Elvis, and a great version of "Walking in Memphis."  She did a couple of duets with Sonny on the big screen.  It was clear to me that she was singing live, even though she had support from two backup singers.  Her voice retains its power and unique tone, even if she's lost some range.

I know her tour has already passed through the UK, but I can state unequivocally that it is worth your time and money to see her if and when she returns.

...and Nile Rodgers is awesome, too!
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« Reply #1342 on: December 19, 2019, 10:04:30 PM »


Albion Christmas Band in Southport Saturday night. Lovely show to get you in the festive mood. Kellie has such a beautiful voice.


I saw the Albions last night in Canterbury. A surprising amount of not specifically festive material in the set this year I thought. And ending with Mad World, much as I love their version of it, was an oddly downbeat way to close the show. I still enjoyed it tremendously but didn't come away with that Christmassy glow. The two and a half hour drive home through apocalyptic weather and flooded roads probably didn't help my mood.
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« Reply #1343 on: December 20, 2019, 07:37:12 AM »



Albion Christmas Band in Southport Saturday night. Lovely show to get you in the festive mood. Kellie has such a beautiful voice.


I saw the Albions last night in Canterbury. A surprising amount of not specifically festive material in the set this year I thought. And ending with Mad World, much as I love their version of it, was an oddly downbeat way to close the show. I still enjoyed it tremendously but didn't come away with that Christmassy glow. The two and a half hour drive home through apocalyptic weather and flooded roads probably didn't help my mood.


Seems highly appropriate.
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« Reply #1344 on: December 20, 2019, 08:31:19 AM »


Cher/Nile Rodgers and Chic - two days ago, AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas!

Cher is fabulous, a force of nature and utterly unique in the world of music/pop culture.  Her live show is huge, with dancers, big band, trapeze artists, and an elaborate stage with three-dimensional-seeming projections that transform the set in support of the songs.  She played EDM, pop, power ballads, heavy metal, Elvis, and a great version of "Walking in Memphis."  She did a couple of duets with Sonny on the big screen.  It was clear to me that she was singing live, even though she had support from two backup singers.  Her voice retains its power and unique tone, even if she's lost some range.

I know her tour has already passed through the UK, but I can state unequivocally that it is worth your time and money to see her if and when she returns.

...and Nile Rodgers is awesome, too!
I've no idea if I would like this. Nile Rodgers is fabulous and created the soundtrack of much of my misspent youth, but Cher did for me with Believe, which I detest with a passion. She's definitely unique though!
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« Reply #1345 on: December 20, 2019, 10:50:09 PM »



Cher/Nile Rodgers and Chic - two days ago, AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas!

Cher is fabulous, a force of nature and utterly unique in the world of music/pop culture.  Her live show is huge, with dancers, big band, trapeze artists, and an elaborate stage with three-dimensional-seeming projections that transform the set in support of the songs.  She played EDM, pop, power ballads, heavy metal, Elvis, and a great version of "Walking in Memphis."  She did a couple of duets with Sonny on the big screen.  It was clear to me that she was singing live, even though she had support from two backup singers.  Her voice retains its power and unique tone, even if she's lost some range.

I know her tour has already passed through the UK, but I can state unequivocally that it is worth your time and money to see her if and when she returns.

...and Nile Rodgers is awesome, too!
I've no idea if I would like this. Nile Rodgers is fabulous and created the soundtrack of much of my misspent youth, but Cher did for me with Believe, which I detest with a passion. She's definitely unique though!


"Believe" happens to be Mrs. J From A's least favorite Cher song as well. Of course, it was the encore song and it was terrific. Smiley She sang it without autotune!
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« Reply #1346 on: December 21, 2019, 12:59:51 AM »

Cher is fabulous,.

Yes she is, Absolutely Fabulous, which reminded me of this Smiley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsKbwR7WXN4
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« Reply #1347 on: December 21, 2019, 12:20:38 PM »

Steve Harley at the Robin last night.
It's taken me ages to get to see him, even though it's one of his favourite venues and he plays there regularly.
I once again, like the Steve Hillage gig, managed to get a position right at the front and filmed Make Me Smile.
Cracking little band, all the oldies and some great newies.
A nice ending to my musical year.


 
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« Reply #1348 on: December 21, 2019, 09:03:33 PM »

The Wonderstuff, at the O2 Bournemouth last night. What a fab 31 set gig! They started with five tracks from their latest record (Better Being Lucky), which sounded great. The 8 legged grove machine had morphed into a 12 legged version, which gave the songs a real punch. They followed with the whole of 8 legged grove machine and Hup albums (but not in order), which showed just what a good songwriter Miles Hunt is. Brilliant to see Malc Treece back in the band after a few years absence. A wonderful night!
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« Reply #1349 on: January 14, 2020, 09:00:48 AM »

Damian Wilson & Adam Wakeman last night in an intimate setting. Sounds a bit odd but the basement Live Lounge of PizzaExpress in Holborn, London is a great venue. The artists are literally just 10-15 feet away in an area containing no more than 100 people. Both guys chatted very amiably with the audience and the interaction was excellent and, of course, you cannot fault the quality of the singing and piano playing. A superb night  Grin
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« Reply #1350 on: January 14, 2020, 04:19:16 PM »


Damian Wilson & Adam Wakeman last night in an intimate setting. Sounds a bit odd but the basement Live Lounge of PizzaExpress in Holborn, London is a great venue. The artists are literally just 10-15 feet away in an area containing no more than 100 people. Both guys chatted very amiably with the audience and the interaction was excellent and, of course, you cannot fault the quality of the singing and piano playing. A superb night  Grin


But the question on everyone's lips....did you have a Sloppy Guiseppe or just dough balls..... Wink
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« Reply #1351 on: January 14, 2020, 05:15:29 PM »



Damian Wilson & Adam Wakeman last night in an intimate setting. Sounds a bit odd but the basement Live Lounge of PizzaExpress in Holborn, London is a great venue. The artists are literally just 10-15 feet away in an area containing no more than 100 people. Both guys chatted very amiably with the audience and the interaction was excellent and, of course, you cannot fault the quality of the singing and piano playing. A superb night  Grin


But the question on everyone's lips....did you have a Sloppy Guiseppe or just dough balls..... Wink


Of course I had a Sloppy Giuseppe  Grin Grin Grin
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