Sunday, 24 July 2016

Caught Live (3): Wings Over Abbey Road @ Wombourne 23/07/16

#1,146: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! The last time that Yours Truly KJS attended a gig in Wombourne was over twenty years ago to see the late, great Kelly Groucutt in action. Therefore, a return trip to South Staffordshire on the night of Saturday 23rd July to see Wings Over Abbey Road for the first time in over a year was both poignant and well timed as this Beatles and Paul McCartney themed sextet delivered another polished and entertaining set in the homely and welcoming surroundings of Wombourne CT&B Club.

Be it their note perfect rendition of most of the Abbey Road Medley, their inspired selection of tracks from The Beatles' songbook and their quite amazing live reproduction of Wings classics - Wings Over Abbey Road continue to amaze their audiences, particularly with the vocal clarity of Chris Brighton and Mike Tinsley, the astounding guitar craft of Nick Mellor and the accurate keys of Colin Noon, not forgetting the wonderful vocal harmonies of Debbie Lee-Richardson and the impressive percussion of 'new boy' Steve James. As ever, hearing the likes of "Golden Slumbers" and "Maybe I'm Amazed" performed live with the emotion they deserve is always a highlight but, yet again, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" was simply sublime as were their renditions of "Band On The Run""Silly Love Songs" and "Let 'Em In" - to name a few. It was an privilege to be in attendance and it is equally an pleasure to briefly review another fantastic WOAR show. Go see 'em folks!

Wings Over Abbey Road performed: "I Saw Her Standing There" ~ "All My Loving" ~ "Things We Said Today" ~ "Eight Days A Week" ~ "Another Girl" ~ "Drive My Car" ~ "Taxman" ~ "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" ~ "Got To Get You Into My Life" ~ "Back In The USSR" ~ "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" ~ "Something" ~ "Come Together" ~ "Here Comes The Sun" ~ "You Never Give Me Your Money" ~ "Sun King" ~ "Mean Mr. Mustard" ~ "Polythene Pam" ~ "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window" ~ "Golden Slumbers" ~ "Carry That Weight" ~ "The End" ~ "Band On The Run" ~ "Silly Love Songs" ~ "Get Back" ~ "Maybe I'm Amazed" ~ "Paperback Writer" ~ "Let 'Em In" ~ "Another Day" ~ "Lady Madonna" ~ "Jet" ~ "Live And Let Die" ~ "Hey Jude" ~ "I've Just Seen Face"
Wings Over Abbey Road are: Chris Brighton (Vox/Guitar) + Mike Tinsley (Vox/Bass) + Colin Noon (Keys/vox) + Nick Mellor (Guitars/vox) + Debbie Lee-Richardson (Vox) + Steve James (Drums)

Their next date is scheduled for Friday 3rd September at The Academy Theatre in Barnsley. Find out what Wings Over Abbey Road are up to via this link thus:

elobeatlesforever (elobf) recommend Wings Over Abbey Road to those enlightened folks who also like ELO, Jeff LynneRoy Wood'Brum Beat'The Idle RaceThe MoveThe Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 24-July-2016

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