Thursday, 19 April 2018

Caught Live (6): Stand Up & Rock! @ Chesterfield 17/04/18

Encore: Jasper Carrott shining electric light bright (literally!) with the Stand Up & Rock! gang
#1,404: A visit to Chesterfield was on the proverbial ELOBF radar for Yours Truly KJS on Tuesday night (17th April) for the twice postponed Stand Up & Rock! date at The Winding Wheel to see a fully recovered Jasper Carrott back on stage with lifelong pal Bev Bevan and friends following his heart bypass operation and the effects of the Beast from the East in March.

The full house was rockin' and rollin' (and with laughter too) thanx to another polished performance from the legendary comedian and an inspired set of songs performed by this most excellent of musical troupes, interpreting Sixties and Seventies classics by the likes of The Move, Black Sabbath, ELO, The Beatles and other iconic artistes. Having seen not few SUAR shows, the 2018 version of Stand Up & Rock! continues to be immensely entertaining due to Jasper being on top form again and also because SUAR has evidently matured into a slick production. On this occasion, amongst the stellar musical talents of Bev, Phil, Abby and Tony, I noticed how much Suzi has grown into a consummate and confident singer. The fantastic vocal range of Geoff Turton was all the more evident too as he sang songs made famous by James Brown and Joe Cocker with ease before hitting the highs of "He's In Town". Stand Up & Rock! does indeed rock! These final SUAR shows beckon thus:

Chatham Brook & Central Theatre (Thursday 19th April)
Guildford G Live Theatre (Saturday 21st April)
St. Albans Arena (Tuesday 24th April)
Peterborough East of England Arena (Saturday 28th April)
Southampton Mayflower Theatre (Sunday 29th April)
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre (Monday 7th May)
Clacton Princess Theatre (Friday 11th May)

ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) usually include a set list within our gig reviews but we've again decided to keep you in suspense so as to not spoil it for those attending the final shows. Stand Up & Rock! features Jasper Carrott, Bev Bevan, Phil Tree, Tony Kelsey, Abby Brant, Geoff Turton and Suzi Woo. Read more about Stand Up & Rock! via these links thus:

elobeatlesforever (elobf) recommends Stand Up & Rock! to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO/Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, The Move, 'Brum Beat', The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 19-Apr-2018

1 comment:

  1. So Japser is looking better Keith, that is so good to hear, glad you had a good night xx