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19 September 2012

Mick, Eric & the Albert Hall

I went off to see Mick Hucknall at the Royal Albert Hall last night with Peter and Rachel.  It was his American Soul show; an enjoyable evening, good seats, row 9 on the arena floor, it was cold though.

Not sure on his soul selection, though he did a passable rendition of "I only have eyes for you" - which is "our song", 4 tracks from the Bobby Bland album, which were good. "I'd rather go blind" by Etta James - prefer Beth Harts version.  "Its Impossible" by Perry Como, which was ok but prefer the original.  He did drop in a couple of Simply Red numbers which certainly upped the tempo in the room.  I don't think he was feeling too well though as during the early part of the evening he kept wiping his eyes and using a nasal spray, he looked rough, too much stage makeup!  He did seem to liven up a bit more towards the end.  But as I say a good evening, but a late night 12:30 before we got home.

Then on to Eric - I have just got tickets for his show at the RAH for 18 May, also row 9 on the arena floor but on the other side of the room.  Luckily this was a fan club pre-sale otherwise the seating allocation wouldn't be as good.  The tickets weren't cheap but what makes me cross is the booking fee of £8.50 each plus £5.50 secure postage on top of the ticket price.  Oh well.

We are still eagerly awaiting the annoucement of the Crossroads Concert in 2013 which is rumoured to be at Madison Square Gardens in April.  Its a long way to go for a concert but so worth it!!  We will build a holiday around it though.

3 comments:

  1. I haven't been to a concert in much too long. I used to go to two every summer, but I just feel like many of the people I would in interested in seeing are retired or not around anymore.

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  2. I love Etta James. Would be hard to improve on her rendition of a song.

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  3. Glad you enjoyed your concert in spite of the cold, late return home and a poorly performer. There's nothing like a live performance for lifting the soul to the ceiling. May you enjoy Eric Clapton and Crossroads. ... Oh the memories of my life in Glasgow with live performances at the Apollo, Citizen's Theatre, the opera, the Uni gigs ...

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