Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Caught Live [2]: Stand Up & Rock!

#782: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! It was a case of it being so good that I had to see it twice as Jasper Carrott, Bev Bevan and Co. arrived in Dudley on Thursday 16th October with their Stand Up & Rock! show more or less halfway through its highly successful sell-out national theatre tour. Dudley Town Hall was filled to capacity as the lifelong friends were joined by Trevor Burton [The Move], Geoff Turton [The Rockin' Berries], Joy Strachan-Brain [Quill], Phil Tree, Abby Brant and Musical Director Tony Kelsey for another evening of Carrott comic capers coupled with another fantastic musical journey through Sixties and Seventies classics.
Left: KJS with Jasper and friends; Right: Bev shows off his portrait ...
The night was all the more special as I had the opportunity after the show to both present Bev with an original portrait by Glaswegian artist Jennifer Armstrong and also touch base with Jasper, who after hearing one of my jokes, advised me to carry on writing and taking photos! My review of the Stand Up & Rock! show at Wolverhampton back in September can be viewed via this link thus:


Stand Up & Rock! features Jasper CarrottThe Bev Bevan Band [BevPhil TreeTony Kelsey and Abby Brant], Trevor BurtonGeoff Turton and Joy Strachan-Brain

ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends Stand Up & Rock! 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 ... 22-Oct-2014

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