Bournemouth, Pavillion Theatre, 6th April 2003
Long Cool Woman / Here I Go Again / Jennifer Eccles / Yes I Will / Look Through Any Window / Sandy / Listen to Me / Butterfly / Iím Alive / Fire Brigade / Weíre Through / On a Carousel / Blowiní In the Wind
How Will I Survive / Sorry Suzanne / Just One Look / The Baby / Soldiers Song / Gasoline Alley Bred / Too Young to be Married / Bus Stop / Blackberry Way / Carrie Ann / The Air That I Breathe / I Can Hear The Grass Grow / Stop! Stop! Stop! / Tiger Feet / He Ainít Heavy / Itís In Every One of Us
How many years can a band carry on
before they start feeling their age? In the case of the Hollies, obviously a
good few yet.
That said, the full house audience
didnít seem to let it spoil their evening, by the showís end practically
everyone was up and calling out for more after a parade of classic chart-toppers
that middle-aged memories are made of.
Replacing original vocalist Alan Clark
these days is former member of fellow sixties band The Move, Carl Wayne. Now
fully recovered from recent surgery, he proved to have a fine voice along with
perfect stage presence and can throw the mike about with real style.
The ever youthful Tony Hicks, still
sporting a moptop, as always was superb on guitar, and just as good on banjo.
The hits from Just One Look came tumbling Ė or roaring back, among them Bus Stop, Carousel, Jennifer Eccles, the Big Two with everyone joining in, The Air That I Breathe and He Ainít Heavy plus the number that said it all, Iím Alive, you canít argue with that.
Review by Ray O'Luby
Photos by Ralph Emerson and Elaine Wayman
Full report on the Carousel Convention to follow soon!
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