Tuesday 26 March 2013

Blethers - Blues City

The Kings Theatre in Glasgow was transformed last night with the arrival of the Blues Brothers, the Bluettes and the rest of the band. 

Brad Henshaw’s Jake was worthy of a failed ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ audition, but his flicks, kicks and somersaults were hugely entertaining, although medically worrying, and his soulful rendition of Joe Cocker’s ‘With a Little Help from my Friends’ was uncanny. 

Chris Chandler’s Elwood had his ‘briefcase full of blues’ and a harmonica which could melt tablet and included a vocally sumptuous ‘Under the Boardwalk’. 

As for the Bluettes, they were scarily good, and dance? There was a helluva lot going on under those sequins. And the music from the drums, two guitars, one sax and one trumpet sounded a whole lot bigger – and nearly as good as a BDA in high speed gurry mode. I wonder if I can get more tickets for tonight?

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