The packed venue was treated to wonderful evening of banter and musicianship with an informative multi-media backdrop as Dave (a former member of The Uglys, Balls, Magnum, ELO) and wife Mandy and their merry band took us on journey from his first job and the birth of his music career right up to the present day with "The Gates Of Eternity" (taken from their forthcoming new album). Full of anecdotes and recollections and underpinned by what has become a tight if not cohesive quintet, this was a concert of the highest quality thanx to an inspired set list which balanced their own material ("Normal Day", "Still", "Cold City" and "Shanty Town Blues" were ace!) with covers of classics by Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Move, The Traveling Wilburys and (of course) ELO to tick all the proverbial boxes. A special mention is overdue for guitarist Alex Lowe who continues to impress with his guitar craft.
|Dealing with Don Arden|
In the meantime, should Morganisation pop up again with more gigs betwixt now and then, the folks at elobeatlesforever (elobf) reckon that you should go see 'em!
Morganisation performed 24 songs thus: Benediction ~ Peggy Sue Got Married ~ All I Have To Do Is Dream ~ Blowing In The Wind ~ Livin' Thing ~ Normal Day ~ Blackberry Way ~ Cold City ~ Telephone Line ~ This Boy ~ Knower ~ Love Letters ~ Mission Impossible ~ Still ~ Big Brown Sky ~ Gibraltar Farm ~ Girl In A Jaguar ~ Don't Think Twice ~ Shanty Town Blues ~ Hiroshima ~ Handle With Care ~ The Gates Of Eternity ~ Wild West Hero ~ Rock 'n' Roll Is King
|Photo: John Collins (Used with permission)|