Roxy Music Blaze Away – 50 Years On and Counting

Fanfare / 14th October, 2022

A welcome day away from the rock face. Forte drove to London and we shot across on the tube to Royal Academy of Music – on Marleybone Road, knock out art deco interiors. Sadly miss first soloist event but watched ensemble deliver with aplomb Tippett’s ‘Fantasia Concertante on theme of Corelli’ in the Duke’s …More»

Chewbacca Meets Phil*

Fanfare / 22nd November, 2019

Invisible Touch, a Genesis tribute band certainly cut a rug and some shapes at St Peters Church in Ipswich. ‘In the Cage’ from Lamb Lies album really stood out.

Superb musicianship all round and a Phil Collins replica in sound and actions – with an especially ‘spot on’ tambourine percussion celebration – elbows, knees  head …More»

Snow Patrol…..A Slow Puncture*

Fanfare / 20th November, 2019


Snow Patrol Reworked biased acoustic set at showcase venue of the Albert Hall. Great seats front row in Loggia 12. Heavy night on food and wine front.  We began the evening in the Coda, elitist restaurant with Ollie in the rooftop of the Albert Hall.

To be honest I found the concert a little dull …More»


Fanfare / 10th October, 2019

Courtney Pine was in fine party mood at Ipswich School encouraging audience participation. What was most impressive is you can never really see him intake any air!

Written in  hindsight October 21