Featuring equal portions of the classic comedy genius of Jasper Carrott (including his sidesplitting insurance claim renditions) and a truly wonderful if not inspired musical journey led by Bev 'Basher' Bevan (with new female vocalist Suzi Woo delivering some fantastic vocals in an outstanding debut). There were new songs and old friends within a refreshed set list kicked off by "Let There Be Drums" and closed out with a certain familiar, anthemic ELO double salvo. In between, the talents of Phil Tree, Geoff Turton, Abby Brant and Musical Director Tony Kelsey were combined in a hugely enjoyable performance with Beatles and Motown medleys nicely positioned between storming live interpretations of classics by the likes of Carole King, The Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, Joe Cocker, Black Sabbath, Jennifer Warnes, The Who, Tina Turner and Status Quo (and not a few others).
Yours Truly KJS usually includes a set list in my gig reviews for ELOBF but on this occasion I've decided to keep you in suspense to encourage you to go see the show (where it is not already sold out) and not spoil later attendees theatrical pleasure. Needless to say, there's plenty in this show to please fans of ELO, The Beatles and 'Brum Beat'.