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Thursday, 18 December 2014

Rick and Adam Wakeman join the Roy Wood Christmas Concert at Symphony Hall, Birmingham



Roy Wood and friends in concert at Birmingham's Symphony Hall
Roy Wood and friends in concert at Birmingham's Symphony Hall

Recognised as one of the greatest musicians to come from The Midlands, Roy Woodplayed his spectacular Christmas concert to a packed-out crowd at Birmingham’s fabulous Symphony Hall.
After celebrating his 40th anniversary in 2013, the former frontman of Wizzard needed to pull off a truly magical performance if he was to come close to topping last year’s show, but top it, he did.
Still sporting his iconic tinted lenses, long hair and beard, Wood didn’t hang around in getting down to business.
After support from Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders, and comedian Mick Miller, Wood opened the proceedings with the fantastic California Man. There were a few initial problems with the guitar but Wood shrugged them off, in true rock and roll style, saying "who cares?".
Before long, the show was seemingly becoming a greatest hits concert. We heard many of the classics including the iconic Fire Brigade, made famous from his time in The Move

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