Monday, 15 December 2014

Caught Live (2): The BeatBack Brothers @ Wolverhampton 14/12/14

#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 years since my last ELOBF review, Yours Truly KJS found that the talented duo of Craig Whale (Guitars/vox) and Adam Willetts (Keyboards/vox) 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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