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14 February 2007 3,028 views One Comment

Mess Of Blues, Little Sister, She Little Sheila, Gonna Work Out Fine, Black Magic WomanI’ve Been Loving You, Put A Spell On You, Big Log, Down In The Bottom,Can’t Be Satisfied, Rattlesnake Shake, Croossroads, Big Hunk Of Love, Daddy Rolling Stone,
Encores: Stormy Monday/ I Can’t Quit You Babe, Comin’ Home, What I’d Say,


This review by Colin Martin
Rumors were flying all day as who would be performing alongside Robert on the 26th anniversary of the first Honeydrippers concert. Jimmy Page? Jeff Beck?
Inside JB’s watching people mingling around. I soon spotted Bernie Mardsen and then Bev Bevan. After asking Bev was he performing he said no and Bernie said maybe.
Soon The Big Town Playboys and MIke Sanchez (featuring Clive Deamer on drums) were blazing away through their own brand of rock and roll songs when Jeff Beck was spotted walking up the stairs alongside the stage.
After agreat set by the Playboys the MC announces a special guest slot. On walks Jeff Beck along with bassist and drummer and precedes to play some storming guitar work. Its amazing to see the speed of his fingers over the strings. In no time at all his short set was over and finished.
And then the headliner strolls on to stage. Looking relaxed and slimmer that at Kidderminster. Soon talking to the crowd about the various songs and the association Robert has to them. Same musicians as at Kidderminster, however, it was featuring more front line vocals from Mo Birch. Robert and Mo had to switch microphones at one stage as she still had Robert’s mic after her lead.
Again highlight of the evening was the interaction between Robert and Robbie Blunt on Big Log.
Before the band kicked off again with the encores Robert wished soundman Roy Williams a happy birthday.
The only question left was who would play on the encores and the answer was only a guest drummer, an unannounced youngster.
And then it was all over until next time.
See for photos and film of the show. In the report it states Clive Deamer played with Jeff Beck. This is incorrect. Drummer was unannounced.

This review by Trevor Wilkinson
Good to see you at JB’s and what a great show! Mike Sanchez at his usual greatness rocking the house and then a fantastic surprise as Jeff Beck appeared and blew the audience away. RP was very relaxed and obviously enjoying himself performing music from his roots, he also looked fitter and somewhat leaner than he’s been for a while so maybe he’s been taking advantage of the mild spells over the last couple of months and playing a bit of tennis in Stourbridge. Big Log and a few musical Zep references were well received by the capacity audience. After show party was nice and laid back with some tasty crisps and munchies as well as plenty of Midlands musos and the Strange Sensation lads in attendance. Hope there’s gonna be some more real soon.

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One Comment »

  • tall paul said:

    I was there, an excellent night,,the drummer was Jim Copley.he played with Jeff Beck..
    RP was in releaxed mode the band were on top form..All round a super performance.
    I did tape the show But only got RP and Beck.performnces.An excellent recording.I am very proud of it and such a fab night to remember ..lucky old me.

    Hopefully it will happen again, shame about JB’s to Sam a great guy.

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