|Photo anonymously donated by Christian Evans with apologies to Andy Bennett & Phil Tree!|
Wednesday, 6 October 2021
Caught Live (7): Stand Up & Rock! @ Shrewsbury 04/10/21
#1,623: Believe me now, Yours Truly KJS/ELOBF was not planning to review the Stand Up & Rock! show at Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury last night (Monday 4th October) but I soon changed my mind following an evening of high jinks and top quality entertainment as Jasper Carrott, Bev Bevan, his revamped band and an inspired new set list that ensured rapturous applause from the full house.
Whilst comedy legend Jasper was as funny as ever in delivering his observational humour, it was the tightness of Bev's classy musical ensemble that stood out to this writer. Having seen The Move/ELO founder impress recently in Quill alongside Lee Evans and Abby Brant, it was good to see Phil Tree in good form with former Ocean Colour Scenist Andy Bennett showcasing his talents with an exemplary performance. Aside from ace interpretations of five Move & ELO classics, the quintet delivered a storming set of interpretations of tunes by the likes of Bread, The Rolling Stones (dedicated to Charlie Watts), Black Sabbath, Elvis, The Beatles (Come Together was sublime), Marvin Gaye, The Spencer Davis Group and (of course) Ocean Colour Scene. Truly, Stand Up & Rock! remains a production not to be missed. Go see it!
Check out forthcoming SUAR shows here: highfieldproductions.com/jasper-carrott/tour-dates
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ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) recommends Stand Up & Rock! ft. Bev Bevan & Jasper Carrott to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO/Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, The Move, The Idle Race, 'Brum Beat', The Beatles, Quill, Black Sabbath and related artistes.
Until next "Time" in the ELOBF Universe ... KJS ... 06-Oct-2021