|ExpLO are [L-R]: Jason Ball, Robin Myles, Dave Purkiss and Aidan Thorne ...|
The lead vocals of Robin Myles were good, the vocal harmonies were superb, the attention to detail of bassist Aidan Thorne was eye catching, the percussion of Dave Purkiss was of the highest calibre and the performance of guitarist Jason Ball was outstanding - particularly his note perfect work on "Strange Magic" and "Sweet Talkin' Woman". It is difficult - as many bands and musicians will attest - to reproduce the intricate song craft and production of Jeff Lynne in a live environment, but ExpLO, as a four piece, do a really great job. If I had to choose a fave song from last nights show, it would have to be "Steppin' Out" simply because it was that good and that impressive for a song never performed by the band before. ELOBF sincerely looks forward to seeing ExpLO perform again soon, complete with strings et al.