We probably could have sold out two nights for this wonderful band, who royally entertained us on Friday night! If anyone doubted whether this sextet of veterans could still generate the energy, power and skill of their hit-making heyday, those doubts were soon dispelled.
The stage was packed with equipment, so much so that there was little space for the guys themselves, but once they squeezed on, it was full throttle all the way. With a nearly 50 year history, there were anthems aplenty to make us smile, reminisce and sing along to.
For many of us, it was the first time that we had had the pleasure of hearing some of these unforgettable songs live and lads delivered scintillating versions of ‘Lady Eleanor’; ‘Meet Me On The Corner’; ‘Fog On The Tyne’; ‘Run For Home’; ‘We Can Swing Together’; ‘Clear White Light’; and many others that had the capacity crowd singing along at the tops of their voices.
It was a night we’ll remember forever, and special mention should be made for Nick Hall’s powerhouse opening support set, which got many in the crowd talking and seeking CDs!
Photos courtesy of Keith Belcher.