Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, 7th February 2004
Iím Alive / Here I Go Again / Jennifer Eccles / Yes I Will / On A Carousel / Listen To Me / Canít Tell The Bottom From The Top / I Canít Let Go / Weíre Through / Fire Brigade / Look Through Any Window / Blowiní In The Wind
Long Cool Woman / Sorry Suzanne / Just One Look / The Baby / Soldierís Song / Gasoline Alley Bred / Too Young To Be Married / Bus Stop / Blackberry Way / Carrie Anne / Stop! Stop! Stop! / The Air That I Breathe / I Can Hear The Grass Grow / Tiger Feet / He Ainít Heavy, Heís My Brother / Itís In Every One of Us
Evergreen Hollies still able to Move and shake
Those evergreen Hollies kicked off with "I'm Alive" as they reminded a near-capacity audience just what a class act they are. Now with Carl Wayne, formerly of The Move, on lead vocals, they paraded a host of Hollies hits.
"Here I Go Again", "Jennifer Eccles", "Look Through Any Window" ..the hits just flowed, demonstrating the diversity and versatility of a band who have been providing great entertainment for more than 40 years.
There was time too for the best of The Move with Carl Wayne's voice in fine shape on songs like "I Can Hear The Grass Grow", "Fire Brigade", and "Blackberry Way", which got the audience singing along.
Slick lighting and back projection effects coupled with The Hollies superb musicianship - particularly the ageless Tony Hicks on lead guitar - made this a show to remember as the band closed with the classic "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother."
Review by Peter Ashton, Southern Daily Echo
Photo by Helen Macdonald
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