Armenian comic Kev Orkian is very funny. He was last year and he was again this time around with an inspired routine including his take on Armenian versus pop music through the decades. Kev is still one of the funniest if not inventive comedians that Yours Truly KJS has come across.
A few eyebrows were raised when it was revealed that Paul Young of Streetband, Q-Tips, Los Pacaminos and (of course) major solo eighties fame was unveiled as the special guest for this years Rockmas show. And it proved to be an inspired choice as Paul delivered a fab four song cameo in the midst of Roy's set that included all three Top 10 hit singles from his 1983 "No Parlez" album and a smooth cover of "Some Kind Of Wonderful".
Paul's soul interlude was another storming set from our very own Wizzard Dr. Roy Wood. All the hits were there as Roy gave his fans and followers another reminder of his astounding career with the help of his superb Rock & Roll Band. The now familiar sight of Roy manhandling his bagpipes during "R U Red E 2 Rock" with the massed ranks of the Birmingham Irish Pipes & Drums band in support is always a highlight and it was no different this year!
The Roy Wood Rock & Roll Band performed: "Brontosaurus/Intro" ~ "California Man" ~ "Ball Park Incident" ~ "Kiss Me Goodnight, Boadicea" ~ "Fire Brigade" ~ "New York City" ~ "I Can Hear The Grass Grow" ~ "Angel Fingers" ~ "R U Ready 2 Rock" ~ "See My Baby Jive" ~ "Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)" (with Paul Young) ~ "Love Of The Common People" (with Paul Young) ~ "Some Kind Of Wonderful" (with Paul Young) ~ "Come Back And Stay" (with Paul Young) ~ "Flowers In The Rain" (with The Enigma Strings) ~ "Blackberry Way" (with The Enigma Strings) ~ "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" (with Galleon Blast, Kev Orkian, Paul Young and The Enigma Strings)
The Roy Wood Rock 'n' Roll Band are: Roy Wood, Danny McCormack, Shell Naylor, Neil Simpson, Roy Adams, Paul Corry, Jim Corry, James Russell and John 'Boysey' Battrum
Caught Live (12): Roy Wood @ The Robin 12/12/17
Roy Wood: Red E 2 Rock Tour Dates 2017
elobeatlesforever (elobf) recommends Roy Wood to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO, Jeff Lynne, Wizzard, The Move, The Idle Race, 'Brum Beat', The Beatles and related artistes.