Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Evening out!

We have just enjoyed a music inspired evening out in Sheffield. There were bands on at the City Hall who were around in those carefree days before we embarked upon marriage, raising a family and a supporting a mortgage lending company. 

In no particular order, there was Chris Farlowe and he sang "Out of Time" and my favourite all time - a bit of Farlowe magic - which was "Handbags and Gladrags". I have to admit that time had not been good to Chris, but he has lost nothing when it comes to the voice. I think that as a blues singer he is better than ever.

An American artist on the bill was Chris Montez. 

He sang some of his best selling ballads such as "Let's Dance", "Call Me" plus my favourite Montez number "The More I See You" and "There Will Never Be Another You." He also did a version of the Ritchie Valens hit "La Bamba" which went down well with the audience.

Brian Poole and The Tremeloes performed "Twist And Shout", "Do You Love Me", "I Can Dance", "Candy Man", "Here Comes My Baby" and "Silence Is Golden."

Vanity Fare performed  "Early in the Morning", "Hitchin' A Ride" and "Better By Far." The current line up is Eddie Wheeler lead guitar and vocals. Mark Ellen drums, harmonica, mandolin and vocals. Bernie Hagley bass, saxophone, flute and vocals. Steve Oakman keyboards, piano, accordion, twelve string guitar, acoustic guitar and vocals.


  1. Take it your out n about then now Mick.....Pete n Karen

  2. Used to have a "Collosseum" LP - "Daughter of Time" back in the day - Chris Farlowe was lead singer.


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