Saturday, 31 August 2013

Special Davy Jones Event In Manchester this October

There's going to be an event celebrating Davy Jones in Manchester on October 19th 2013.
It's being organised by family members and all the proceeds will go to the Davy Jones Equine Memorial Foundation set up by his daughters to help look after Davy's horses after his untimely death. It promises to be a very special event for Davy's fans.

You can find out more about the event by clicking here.

And you can find out more about the DJEMF by clicking here. 

Additional Info - Just found out that The Shorty Blackwells will be performing at the event. Visit their facebook page by clicking here.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Neil Young and Crazy Horse

I was supposed to be seeing Neil Young and Crazy Horse this evening, but the gig was cancelled due to injury.

I shall just have to seek consolation in YouTube then....

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Live Review Jon Anderson - Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester 4th August 2013

SAM_1237It's always a pleasure to see Jon Anderson in concert, his exuberance and sheer joy is infectious. The venue was small, intimate and in the round. This meant that for some of the time Jon performed with his back to us, but he did his level best to include everyone in the show.

The set list leant heavily to the Yes side of things which wasn't surprising really. I got to hear yet another live version of Starship Trooper and that's not a bad thing.  A highlight for me was him talking about working with Vangelis before launching into I'll Find My Way Home. I am still amused that he does some of the sound effects!

The stories between the songs didn't sound laboured, they flowed from him showing he was happy to share them with us all, though maybe he needs to work on some of his jokes.
Other stand out moments - breaking briefly into One Love after his reggae version of Time and Word and the audience singing along, America, Your Move/All Good People with audience participation, getting everyone on their feet for Roundabout, needing a prompt when he forgot the words of And You And I, and a cracking rendition of the Beatles' A Day In The Life on ukulele.

Click here for all my photos from the night.

The YouTube playlist below features Sweet Dreams, One Love, Flight Of The Moorglade, I'll Find My Way Home, Owner Of A Lonely Heart, You Got The Light, And You And I, talking about seeing the Beatles, Turn Of The Century, A Day In The Life and Wondrous Stories.

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