#1,170: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Time really does fly these days. It's now just over a year since Yours Truly KJS ventured over to Birmingham to see Morganisation make their live debut. Fast forwarding to 2016, the opportunity to go see Dave Scott-Morgan's lively quintet perform at the homely Artrix Theatre in Bromsgrove last night [Friday 23rd September] - was certainly one not to be missed.
|The ELO influence pervaded all night ...|
But first, mention must needs be made of the wonderful support provided by Indica Campbell - daughter, of course, of UB40's Ali. The talented songstress - more than ably assisted on stage by guitarist and cohort Stuart Toogood - delivered an impressive roster of songs comprising original compositions such as "I Can Never Love You Again" and "I'm Just Me" alongside covers of Nine Inch Nail's "Hurt" and the Amy Winehouse anthem "Valerie". This was a confident and astute performance by Indica, promising much for the future. Definitely one to watch!
|Sultry Support: Stuart Toogood and Indica Campbell ...|
Fans of ELO/Jeff Lynne should also pay attention to Morganisation, both when they can be caught live and from their recorded output. We do indeed look forward to "Bubbles" and, if you can't wait a couple of months, why not purchase the seven  pre-release tracks here to whet your appetite?
|A benediction - Morganisation style!|
Morganisation performed: "Benediction" ~ "Love's Made A Fool Of You" (Buddy Holly) ~ "That's What They Say" (Buddy Holly) ~ "Every Little Thing" (The Beatles) ~ "Telephone Line" (ELO) ~ "Ball & Chain" ~ "All You Need Is Love" (The Beatles) ~ "Black Dog Day" ~ "Knower" ~ "Don't Think Twice" (Bob Dylan) ~ "Are You Ready" ~ "Gibraltar Farm" ~ "Mission Impossible" ~ "Mr. Blue Sky" (ELO) ~ "Rock 'n' Roll Is King" (ELO)
|Getting Morganised ...|
Morganisation are: Dave Scott-Morgan [Lead vox/guitars] ~ Mandy Scott-Morgan [Vox/percussion] ~ Alan Smith [Keyboards/backing vox] ~ Alex Lowe [Guitars/backing vox] ~ Jack Rosa [Bass/Cajón]
You can find out more about Morganisation, their new album "Bubbles" and those forthcoming gigs via their official web site thus: