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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Review: Yet Another Evening With Rick Wakeman, Hall One, Sage Gateshead

Rick WakemanOpening the concert were The Cadbury Sisters. Strong on vocal harmony, they performed delicate and gentle songs with guitar accompaniment. Their polished performance went down well and hopefully they will return to the North East in the near future to play a longer set.
I have known Rick Wakeman’s music since the 1970s when he was a prog-rock god.
In recent years he has carved out a parallel career on television as a grumpy old man but also on Countdown and Watchdog.
Back in the 1970s he earned the nickname the Caped Crusader and performed on stage surrounded by banks of keyboards.
On this occasion he had shunned the keyboards and colourful cape for a Steinway D grand piano and a three-piece suit, made to fit his expanded girth.
Yet Another Evening With Rick Wakeman started as a one-man show at the Edinburgh Festival.
It involves Rick sharing amusing anecdotes and playing the piano.

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