|It's turning out to be a significant year for Quill|
Right from the outset The Inspiration Choir - ably conducted by Bonnie Spencer - made sure proceedings began brilliantly with a lovely rendition of The Beatles' "In My Life" followed not long later by local singer/songwriter Chris Tye, who also impressed upon first hearing particularly with the atmospheric "I Will Be With You" followed by local reggae and lovers rock legend Bitty McLean ensured that the crowd were swaying with "Dedicated To The One I Love".
|Roger Spencer, Tom Ross, Chris Tye, The Inspiration Choir and Bitty McLean played their part|
Quill arrived on stage as the final act of the night with their thunderous and moody take on "The Bells Of Rhymney" before delivering another sublime set of songs with huge hints of their much anticipated new studio album set alongside an Americana upgrade to their Kite classic "Say It Ain't So", Abby Brant's wonderful talent again displayed during "Can't Find My Way Home" and Joy Strachan-Brain's magical stage presence throughout. Quill continue to blossom on stage with Andy Edwards again providing perfect percussion alongside the smooth vocals of bassist Matt Worley and violin wizardry of Kate McWilliam. My position on the front row afforded me the opportunity to see the wondrous guitar craft of Tony Kelsey - up close and personal - and appreciate his contribution to a band worthy of a much wider acclaim. This was a wonderful event that will hopefully generate a healthy donation to a worthy cause and much interest with another J4T21 concert set to be confirmed soon at the same venue later this year in November.
|Perfect Partnership: Steve Gibbons and Morganisation|
Yours Truly KJS and ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) continue to support Justice 4 The 21.
Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 25-Apr-2017