Sunday, 10 July 2011

Caught Live: The Trevor Burton Band @ Barton Marina 09/07/11

#232: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Have you ever got around to doing something and then - when you have done it - wondered why it took you so long to get around to it? That was the train of thought as Yours Truly KJS returned home to Wolverhampton last night [Saturday 9th July] after journeying with Chris 'Omnibus' Evans to The Waterfront at Barton-under-Needwood in Staffordshire to witness a gig by guitarist Trevor Burton, enigmatic former founding member of The Move [1966-1969] and The Trevor Burton Bandwho also feature Bill Jefferson [Drums] and Pez Connor [Bass Guitar/Vocals] thus:

In a fantastic venue located astride Barton Marina, I had the great pleasure to attend a concert by this marvellous trio, fronted by a genuine legend of a blues guitarist who clearly demonstrated strong hints of Jimi Hendrix in his interpretations of classic blues and southern blues standards as well as his own compositions. Alas there was no place for any material from his time with The Move but I think that it would have been out of place. Indeed, from the standard of his guitar craft, you could start to imagine what those legendary gigs at The Marquee were like!

The band were tight - it was remarkable to see the dynamics of this trio as Trevor's two band mates were clearly enjoying themselves but - at the same time - totally in awe of the maestro. It was like watching a big brother with his two siblings. A real musical family unit. And we didn't even miss the element of keyboards either as they delivered songs including “There's Gonna Be Trouble Tonight”, “Sunshine Of Your Love”, “Born To Run”, “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Time Is Running Out”. Sadly we did not hear the legendary "Werewolves of London", but there is always the next gig to look forward to for that!

ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends The Trevor Burton Band to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO, Jeff LynneRoy WoodThe MoveThe Idle Race'Brum Beat'The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 10-July-2011

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