Sunday, 19 October 2014

Power of Soul - Oh yeah!

Friday night - you don't really want to know what the last ten days have been like.

We jumped in the car and headed for The General Elliot in Uxbridge for a taste of 'The Power of Soul'.

Here's what they have to say for themselves;

       Originally formed in 1988 by Glitter Band sax player Harvey Ellison  and
      founder members Gavin Barnett (bass ex Albert Lee) and Ted Cullen
      (trombone ex Scratch Perry) have kept the flag flying for Classic Soul
      music and with accomplished accomplices in Adrian Barry (vocals), highly
      acclaimed guitarist Steve Kempson, plus George Lee (alto sax ex Jimmy
      Cliff and the Amboy Jukes) all powered by the drummer’s drummer the
       amazing Mac Poole (whose Soul background included taking over the drum
      stool in top Birmingham Soul band Locomotive to let  his pal John Bonham
      leave to try his luck with Led Zeppelin).

Think Motown, think Stax - in fact the opening few numbers were classic instrumentals from the world of Blues and Soul.

Then the Soul began;

All the greats of 1970's classix soul, played by some great instrumentalists;

Neil Harris
(a don't stop till you drop production)

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