Sunday, 15 July 2012

Caught Live: Brewood Music Festival 14/07/12

#367: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Perhaps one of the most satisfying things about enjoying any kind of music genre is the anticipation of a gig and then not only the fulfillment but also the surpassing of those expectations. And so it was with the main day of the Brewood Music Festival on Saturday 14th July, when The Move featuring Bev Bevan and Trevor Burton were joined by The Manfreds, local band The Loveless and the folksy-bluesy Ellen and The Escapades to produce a four band, five hour extravaganza.

Bev's incarnation of The Move with Phil Tree and Tony Kelsey were joined by impressive guest keyboardist/vocalist Julian Crook and delivered a note perfect set of songs including "Flowers In The Rain", "I Can Hear The Grass Grow", "Fire Brigade", "Something Else", "California Man", "Hey Joe" and "Gimme Some Lovin'" before ending with "Blackberry Way".

Together with fellow festival virgin Christian Evans, we touched base with not only Bev Bevan and Paul Jones, but we also engaged in a long all things musical "yak" with ace Move guitarist Tony Kelsey. I'm pleased to announce that I shall be interviewing Tony for ELOBF at some point in the future. The whole night was well organized, fully attended and a credit to the folks of Brewood and the organising committee (who include our friend Jason Bate) over at the South Staffordshire 'Village Times'. There's a saying that every picture tells a story so the above gallery of pictures from the festival means that I need add no more! You can find out what The Move are up to via their excellent new web site and Facebook page thus:

ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends Brewood Music Festival and The Move featuring Bev Bevan and Trevor Burton 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 ... 15-July-2012

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