Alan was priceless at the Playhouse
Had a great evening on Friday at the Whitley Bay Playhouse where The Alan Price set were playing. Although Alan is seventy this year his talent is definitely not diminished.
As ever the master of the keyboards he did not disappoint and after a great intro he introduced his band for the evening including Zoot Money on keyboard Peter Grant bass guitar, Bobby Tench lead guitar and Martin Wild drums. What a line up!
Songs that are now part of our culture because they are so enduring flowed we were rocked with Boom Boom Boom and then reminded of the quirky Simon Smith and His Dancing Bear, Don’t Stop The Carnival, Rosetta plus his many collaborations with Georgie Fame, Van Morrison and other great artists during his long career.
Alan has been a prolific song writer and arranger of music over the years but being a child of the sixties myself it was his time with the animals that left a lasting impression on my memory of those glorious days.
It would appear that the audience (who were mostly of a certain age) also shared my view as the loudest cheers came for the house of the rising sun and weve gotta get out of this place.
A very enjoyable evening bringing lots of memories and the appreciation of just how great a legacy we have in this music.
This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Jennifer Bales .