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Sunday, 19 May 2013

LINK: Review: Made In Brum - Jasper Carrott, Bev Bevan and more on stage



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The Made In Brum performers
Helen McWilliams of The Good Review website was at the New Alexandra Theatre to see a star-studded line-up perform for Made In Brum.
Here is her review:
Birmingham was rocking on Friday night with side-splitting comedy from the ever hilarious Jasper Carrott, who introduced artists from the Birmingham area – all of whom have enjoyed successful careers (and continue to do so).
They entertained the full house on their home turf to the point of well and truly ‘raising the roof’.
With resident Bev Bevan band (Bevan on drums) which included Tony Kelsey, Phil Tree and Abby Brant, we were treated to music that far out-classed anything that can be heard in the charts today (in my opinion) and memorable songs that everyone could sing along to, irrelevant of age group.
There was a large screen at the back of the stage where photographs were projected of the guest stars (from years ago to current day).
I noted many gasps of recognition from the audience members around me as they gestured wistfully towards the black and white pictures that appeared and were clearly ‘taken back’ to ‘the day’.
There were also scenes from Birmingham in years gone by which evoked memories for me, personally.
The artists who performed with the Bev Bevan band were superb all-round entertainers, Trevor Burton who plays with ‘The Move’ and was one of the founder members of the band in 1966 astounded me with his guitar skills and has an extremely versatile singing voice.

 
Geoff Turton who still performs with ‘The Rockin’ Berries’ (they have been voted one of the UK’s number 1 comedy show bands) gave a witty performance coupled with crowd pleasing numbers such as ‘Pretty Woman’.
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