|Pumping It Up: Mods & Sods|
|Bev introduces the band|
Trevor Burton shared vocal duties with Abby Brant and Tony Kelsey as the band served up most of their singles from "Night Of Fear" all the way through to "California Man" with Woody classic "Hello Suzie" and the iconic Jeff Lynne penned "Do Ya" in amongst a smattering of covers including (of course) their Marquee EP classic "Something Else", "Mercury Blues" and encore "Gimme Some Loving". I cannot fail to mention that, once again, Trev enchanted everyone present with his tribute to old pal Jimi Hendrix with his take on "Hey Joe". The assembled masses were sent home more than happy after singing in unison with the anthemic "Blackberry Way" in a rousing finale.
Bev Bevan in action again, especially during "Mercury Blues" and "Wild Thing", proving what a world class drummer he still is. All in all, it was a highly anticipated gig that well and truly delivered on the night.
Final Tour Announcement
At the end of the evening, Trevor announced that, sadly, this the current Move tour would be their last. There are two things to take away from his statement. Firstly, we hope that the band will continue to perform live from time to time after the current tour finishes. Secondly, wouldn't it be fitting if their final Midlands date of the tour at The Robin 2 on Thursday 5th June is another sell-out? Yours Truly KJS/ELOBF sincerely hopes so!
The Move are: Bev Bevan (Drums) ~ Trevor Burton (Guitars/vox) ~ Phil Tree (Bass/vox) ~ Tony Kelsey (Guitars/vox) ~ Abby Brant (Keyboards/vox)
Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 12-Apr-2014