Artist: Roachford & David Mead
Venue: Newcastle University, Newcastle
Date: 22 November 2000
What seems like a
long time overdue Roachford grace Newcastle with their presence once
again. Andrew Roachford dressed to kill in a very attractive red shirt
and black pants ensemble, this is the king of cool and he looks as
fetching as ever.
Throughout the night
it's amazing the sheer volume of the crowd singing back every single
word of the songs to the band. If the band were apprehensive about
touring again without a new album they needn't have worried. Their fans
are out in force and glad to see them back in town.
wouldn't have been complete without 'Cuddly Toy', which if you remember
was the hit single that saw the band rocket into the charts in 1988. Was
it really that long ago? The song still sounds as fresh and as funky as
it did the first time it was played. A favourite amongst the rock and
pop nightclubs at the time, why do they never play it now?
Half the fans head off home content at seeing a quality show well worth the £12.50 it cost them, the other half clambered to the stage door and called out for the band to come out, which they duly did.
I may be mistaken but I'm certain I heard Andrew say they were hoping to tour again in the Spring of next year. Fingers crossed I heard right as that's one concert to keep your calendars clear for.
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