We are lucky in Sheffield that we can go out and listen to live music any night of the week. We have venues large and small and everything in between catering for every taste in music. Here are some that I've managed to catch recently.
The wonderful Paul Carrack (a Sheffielder) ex of Squeeze, Mike & the Mechanics and many other great bands, played in the Botanical Gardens in Summer. He was tremendous.
The Leadmill was the venue for the totally gorgeous Mr Jack Savoretti. He too was amazing. The Leadmill is a fairly small venue and Jack sounded amazing up close.
Stop looking at me with those eyes young man!!!!!!
He played with a band of excellent musicians, we had a great night.
The City Hall was the venue for Squeeze - the full band. They sang all my faves (apart from my absolute fave!!) and took me back to some great times in the 1980's.
We also got the added bonus of Dr John Cooper Clarke thrown in at the Squeeze gig. We didn't expect him to be as funny as he was. I love people who are so clever with language and words.. He held us spellbound. Very inspirational.
The City Hall was also the venue for ABC and the South Bank Orchestra
They played several of their hits and the second half of the show was given over to the iconic albumn "Lexicon of Love" which I know is a personal favourite of many of you.
I had never given it much thought before, but at a time when Synth Pop was all the rage, ABC were still making music with lots of real musicians.
It was a great concert and everyone sang and danced along.
And I got to meet one of my favourite bloggers too! (although sadly we didn't take a photo! ). I knew that Curtise at The Second Hand Year
s was going and kept a look out for her. It's always lovely to put a real face to the name. Great to me you Curtise. xx