Review: Fabulous Thunderbirds – Southport – 19 July
Posted on: Saturday, Jul 21, 2007
Actually this is not a proper review just my first thoughts on the T-Birds gig in Southport on Thursday night.
I was not disappointed by the T-Birds, but there again I wasn’t blown away either. The vocals and the playing were all absolutely top drawer as one would expect – but for me there was a bit of a spark missing, maybe it was the seated nature of the theatre or maybe the band at first were just looking forward to getting back to L.A. It seemed to take a while for them to begin to enjoy themselves. It was also quite corporate – with the band lined up afterwards at a long table signing CDs for a queue of people. I have all the CDs but there wasn’t a chance to say “Hi!” if you were not buying.
Personally I would have liked to have seen a couple more songs from Nick Curran – but I suppose they can’t be playing all night. The 90 mins did seem to go quite quickly.
A very British audience with lots of out of time clapping. That always makes me smile.
I have no pictures to share as photography was not allowed.
The Fabulous Thunderbirds inc. Still going strongly after 30 years.