|Photographs courtesy of Tony Smith|
A deserved recipient of his King's Heath Walk Of Stars award last year, Trevor and his two  cohorts Pez Connor [Bass/backing vocals] and Bill Jefferson [Drums/percussion] delivered a stunning evening of high class Rhythm coupled with the highest quality Blues. On the back of what must have been some superb rehearsals for the upcoming national tour by: The Move, Trevor was on top form as this tight knit family of a Blues trio wowed the truly fortunate and appreciative onlookers with not only his prowess of the six  string - particularly with: "Dear Mr. Fantasy" and "Hey Joe" but also his tales of working with Stevie Winwood and Traffic, Eric Clapton and, of course, Jimi Hendrix back in the day after his departure from The Move back in 1969.
Never have I seen such a threesome so tight and unified [the contributions of ace bassist Pez Connor and driving drummer Bill Jefferson should not be overlooked] as they seamlessly combined Trevor's own songbook with covers of Blues classics by the likes of Freddie King and John Hiatt. There were certain moments last night that, if you closed your eyes, you could well believe that you were in a blues bar in New Orleans or that you were listening to early Dire Straits in their Muscle Shoals team produced "Communique" phase.
|L-R: John Collins [Forever web site], KJS, Trevor Burton, Pez Connor, Bill Jefferson [Tenor]|
Set list highlights [not in order] were: "Down Down Down" ~ "Tough Enough" ~ "Hey Joe" ~ "Master Of Disaster" ~ "Dear Mr. Fantasy" ~ "Heartbreak Hotel" ~ "Feelin' Alright" ~ "Little Rachel" ~ "Down The Road" ~ "Going Down" ~ "The Highway Is Like A Woman"
The Trevor Burton Band is taking a break for a while as Trevor joins The Move on tour from Wednesday 12th March until Saturday 21st June.
In the meantime, Bill will take a breather and Pez will continue with John Caswell and Howard Smith [from The Steve Gibbons Band] in their new combo Al Jolson's Dog - who will covering classics by Eric Clapton, Cream, Derek and The Dominoes, Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher etc. The next scheduled gig for The Trevor Burton Band is on Friday 18th April at The Queen's Head in Wolverley.
ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends The Trevor Burton Band to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO, Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, The Move, The Idle Race, 'Brum Beat', The Beatles and related artistes.
Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 09-March-2014