Before we go any further, a brief overview is in order. Mike's musical career is the stuff of legends having fronted The Nightriders with Roy Wood before their departures eventually led to the formation of The Idle Race when a young Jeff Lynne replaced Johnny Mann [who in turn had replaced Roy] and the rest, they say, is history. Mike also formed a fruitful songwriting partnership with Rick Price and in doing so wrote the singles "Ebenezer" and "Alley Alley" for Sight 'n' Sound before they recorded together for Gemini Records in the early seventies before the advent of pseudonym Elmer Goodbody Jnr. and his career beyond. The stories of Mike Sheridan and Sight 'n' Sound will hopefully be the subject of elobf articles in days yet future.
Fast forwarding to 2016, Mike & Suzi Sheridan remain a class act. They effortlessly covered a multitude of classic tunes from the fifties through to the eighties last night, interspersing proceedings with some genuinely amusing jokes, puns, comedy, humour and the odd insult! Suzi's renditions of "Move Over Darling" and "Lately" were fantastic whilst Mike included a nice version of Roy Orbison's "You Got It", the final Nightriders release on Columbia Records: "Don't Turn Your Back On Me" and Geoff Turton/Jefferson's "The Colour Of My Love". This was truly a fun and entertaining night in the best of company! Go see 'em!
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