Paul Carrack and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra @ The Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London, UK – 28 April 2011Posted by Bianca on Thursday Apr 28, 2011 Under Singer/Songwriter
A heart sweeping 3-day tour at the Britten Theatre and Royal Music College in London not only brought back fond memories, but more importantly rounded off one of the most successful music careers of any individual in our time. A career that spans over 40 years, with appearances on over 60 albums, he is the legend Paul Carrack.
Paul Carrack turned music legend through hits with Mike and The Mechanics and Squeeze, but also creatively wrote a number of hits for The Eagles and Diana Ross to name but a few. Paul was here to prove a point, that he still lives up to his legend, and brought 50 of his friends along to help him out – the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. An excellent way to showcase his 15th solo album!
A soulful performer who took to the stage with classic covers including the soft Moon River and Frank Sinatra’s All The Way, which soon had the audience singing along. Paul was in his element and soon other top hits followed including Love Will Keep Us Alive, Eyes of Blue, The Living Years, I can’t Make You Love Me and Battlefield.
The combination of Paul and the Philharmonic Orchestra breathed new life into an already classic set list, transforming each song into a modern day hit that is sure to win over new fans. The saxophone solo’s in particular was inspirational, but the whole orchestra together created the moving atmosphere for one epic night.
This was the aim right from the start of the gig with a beautiful acoustic supporting set from Tinlin, which also featured percussionist Jack Carrack who follows unshadowed in his fathers footsteps.
It was a great night for everyone, the audience enjoyed it so much that by the last song the majority of people were up from their seats and dancing, and the legend himself? Well, he continues to write music history!
Paul Carrack Gig Review by Hannah Rampton
Paul Carrack Live Music photography by Andrea Hunnisett