and The Maytals
Venue: The Boiler Shop, NewcastleDate: 12 October 2018
On an evening where the cold October rain lashed down outside, Toots and The Maytals brought a delightful ray of Jamaican sunshine to The Boiler Shop.
Drop' bubbled with energy with Toots pulling some snazzy
dance moves showing at 75 years old he still has that magic
touch. 'Funky Kingston' delivered a potent blend of
shimmering Funk with a Reggae backbeat provided by the
dynamic Paul Douglas on drums who has been with Toots since
the early days. The beat throbbed and grooved making
it nigh impossible to stand still.
'Monkey Man' kicked in, the place erupted, literally
bouncing to the Skanking beat undoubtedly causing the odd
tectonic shift down under in the process.
Brand new song, 'A Song Called Marley', played tribute to his dear friend Bob Marley drew on those influences that have served him so well during his illustrious career as Hibbert's deep, soulful, voice cracked with emotion.
Hibbert turned a potential disaster of a wrongful arrest into a smash hit as '54-56, That's My Number' brought the night to a foot stomping end with the only downside, being a rather cold, wet walk back to the reality of a chilly October Newcastle night.
Review by: Mick Burgess. All photo's also copyright of Mick Burgess.
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