Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Caught Live (5): Roy Wood @ The Robin 18/11/14

#799: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! A buoyant and confident Roy Wood returned to The Robin 2 in Bilston near Wolverhampton with his Rock 'n' Roll Band last night (Tuesday 18th November) to deliver a stunning and thoroughly enjoyable 70 minute brass tinged 'ec-sax-tic' trawl through his Move, Wizzard and solo career to date.
Roy, the founding member of The Move, ELO and Wizzard, completely captivated the healthy throng set before him from start to finish and was completely comfortable on stage as he grappled with his errant bagpipes again and managed to lose another knob! This concert was more than a warm-up for next month's Christmas Show, it was almost a mutual appreciation society meeting between this much underrated songwriter, musician and multi-instrumentalist at home on stage before his admirers. The sound was spot on and Roy's Rock 'n' Roll Band were again polished and note perfect. A favourite is hard to select but, for me, "See My Baby Jive" stole the show. Grab a ticket for the Christmas Show while you still can!
Roy's annual bagpipe wrestling display is always a highlight!
Roy Wood performed: "Brontosaurus" (Intro) ~ "California Man" ~ "Ball Park Incident" ~ "Kiss Me Goodnight, Boadicea" ~ "Fire Brigade" ~ "Big Girls Blues" ~ "New York City" ~ "I Can Hear The Grass Grow" ~ "Angel Fingers" ~ "Roy's Revenge" ~ , "Are You Ready To Rock?" ~ "See My Baby Jive" ~ "Flowers In The Rain" ~ "Blackberry Way" ~ "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday"
Next up is Roy's Christmas bash with Rick Wakeman and Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders at Birmingham Symphony Hall followed by a gig in Holmfirth, Yorkshire. Hence, there are only two further opportunities for you to see Roy Wood live in 2014 (at the time of writing) thus:

Tuesday 9th December
Roy Wood with Rick Wakeman and Andy Fairweather Low @ Birmingham Symphony Hall
Tickets: £27.50 each (*plus booking fee)
Tickets are selling fast ... don't miss out folks!
Wednesday 17th December
Roy Wood Rock 'n' Roll Band @ The Picturedome, Holmfirth
Tickets: £20 each (*plus booking fee)

ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) endorses and recommends Roy Wood to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO/Jeff Lynne, WizzardThe MoveThe Idle Race'Brum Beat'The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 19-Nov-2014

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