The Grove Theatre, Dunstable
Reviewed by Dorothy White
Last night I was in a packed Dunstable theatre for the second night of the Hollies UK 2013 Tour.
What a fantastic show, packed with many of their hits. Carrie Anne, The Air That I Breathe, Just One Look, He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother, and on and on and on.
The audience stood, clapped and sang along!
Bobby Elliott on drums and Tony Hicks on lead guitar and vocals are the two long established original members of the group who first played together in 1961. Peter Howarth joined them as lead vocalist, with Steve Lauri on guitar and vocals, and Ray Stiles on bass and vocals, not forgetting of course Ian Parker on keyboards. Together they continue the Hollies sound and harmonies which have not wavered during over 50 years of performing around the world.
Bobby Elliott was outstanding on drums, and Tony Hicks did several excellent solo pieces on his variety of guitars and banjo. The other members of the group slotted in perfectly and complimented each other with their playing, singing and harmonies. Peter Howarth’s vocals were fantastic, but he often stood back to allow other members of the group to take the limelight.
A truly excellent show, I can thoroughly recommend it to all Hollies fans everywhere, and to those who are not yet Hollies fans. Get in there quickly though as tickets for some venues have already sold out.
The show finished as it started with the audience on their feet clapping and singing along to the closing numbers.
I can thoroughly recommend this show.
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