Monday, 15 December 2014

Caught Live [2]: The BeatBack Brothers

#816: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! It was a weekend when Jeff Lynne returned to The Troubadour in Los Angeles for the Third Annual Merry Minstrel Musical Circus to sing "Runaway" and "Roll Over Beethoven" and a diminishing number of viewers tuned in for the final of a certain overhyped TV singing competition. But for me, last night [Sunday 14th December], a long overdue visit to see The BeatBack Brothers, performing literally just down the road, was a must.

And nearly four [4] years since my last ELOBF review, Yours Truly KJS found that the talented duo of Craig Whale [Guitars/Vocals] and Adam Willetts [Keyboards/Vocals] had not only matured as musicians and performers, but also that they had added some great songs to a repertoire dominated by The Beatles but with welcome sprinklings of ELO, T.Rex, Wings and not a few others. Highlights for me were "Evil Woman" and "Ride A White Swan" but make no mistake about it, this was a cracking gig!

The BeatBack Brothers performed: "Drive My Car"; "All My Loving"; "Stuck In The Middle With You"; "Coz I Luv You"; "Lucille"; "Please Please Me"; "Make Me Smile"; "Dance With Me Tonight"; "Ride A White Swan"; "Walk Of Life"; "I Saw Her Standing There"; "Evil Woman"; "Mustang Sally"; "Listen To What The Man Said"; "Can't Buy Me Love"; "Under The Moon Of Love"; "Twist & Shout"; "Come On Eileen"; "I Love To Boogie"; "Everybody Needs Somebody"; "Hey Jude"

ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends The BeatBack Brothers 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-Dec-2014

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