Yet to see a bad gig at the Electric Ballroom so expectations are high. It’s the perfect medium sized venue with good sound and sightlines.
The show begins appropriately with ‘Start Again’ and we are off into a perfectly balanced set pulling songs from throughout their back catalogue including four from my favourite album ‘Grand Prix’, although unfortunately no room for Neil Jung, as well as cuts from the new album.
The formula hasn’t changed and with songs this good it doesn’t need to. Its three talented songwriters alternating lead vocal duties with the other two providing harmonies. Messrs Blake, McGinley and Love, no they are not a firm of Scottish solicitors, rattle through the twenty odd songs reeling off classic after classic. Like most of the audience they have matured with age and the old songs take you back to various points in your life.
Highlights tonight were probably ‘take the long way round’ and of course ‘Sparky’s Dream’ with that great opening riff.
Here’s to a great night out with one of the best British bands of the last twenty five years.
Keep on rockin y’all.