Walk Right Back
We're going to back, way back, back into tiiiiiimmmmee. Not the 90s, 80s, 70s or even the 60s, well a bit of the 60s but mostly the 50s. 
It was a time of black and white TV, the Frank Carson Show, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, and of course the two brothers with harmonies that became the core of the Beatles unique sound. I'm talking about the Everly Brothers. 
If you're over a certain age, you'll remember quite a few of their top hits, like Lucille, Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie and many more.  The duo playing their guitars, telling their story and playing their songs are brothers in real life, which it adds a nice touch of realism to the show. 

The first half of the show takes you back to the 50s from their humble beginnings of being on local radio as part of the family radio entertainers, to the start of the 60s when the Beatles arrived on the scene. This was where most of my enjoyment came from as I knew most of the songs and was fascinated by the history of that era.

The second act takes place as a repeat of their Royal Albert Hall concert in the early 1980s, with less storytelling and more performing songs which were not necessarily known to the whole audience. My mind wandered a little during this act but returned with the final classics of Lucille and Walk Right Back.

The audience loved every minute of them, as they were taken on a nostalgic journey. It was really nice to see some of the elderly Richmond generation getting out of their seats and strutting their stuff. 
I'd recommend it to the over 50s, but the over 60s will get the most out of a show like this.

The website has all the dates for their tour across the UK, culminating in Glasgow on the 23rd June.


Review by Douglas Mcfarlane