|Photographs courtesy of Tony Smith|
Never have I seen such a threesome so tight and unified [the contributions of ace bassist Pez Connor and driving drummer Bill Jefferson should not be overlooked] as they seamlessly combined Trevor's own songbook with covers of Blues classics by the likes of Freddie King and John Hiatt. There were certain moments last night that, if you closed your eyes, you could well believe that you were in a blues bar in New Orleans or that you were listening to early Dire Straits in their Muscle Shoals team produced "Communique" phase.
|L-R: John Collins [Forever web site], KJS, Trevor Burton, Pez Connor, Bill Jefferson [Tenor]|
Set list highlights [not in order] were: "Down Down Down" ~ "Tough Enough" ~ "Hey Joe" ~ "Master Of Disaster" ~ "Dear Mr. Fantasy" ~ "Heartbreak Hotel" ~ "Feelin' Alright" ~ "Little Rachel" ~ "Down The Road" ~ "Going Down" ~ "The Highway Is Like A Woman"
The Trevor Burton Band is taking a break for a while as Trevor joins The Move on tour from Wednesday 12th March until Saturday 21st June.
In the meantime, Bill will take a breather and Pez will continue with John Caswell and Howard Smith [from The Steve Gibbons Band] in their new combo Al Jolson's Dog - who will covering classics by Eric Clapton, Cream, Derek and The Dominoes, Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher etc. The next scheduled gig for The Trevor Burton Band is on Friday 18th April at The Queen's Head in Wolverley.
ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends The Trevor Burton Band to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO, Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, The Move, The Idle Race, 'Brum Beat', The Beatles and related artistes.
Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 09-March-2014