Packed with talent, the Guy Barker Big Band opened up with a powerful, swinging instrumental version of “I Can’t Stop Loving You” with the only thing missing being Ray Charles.
Fame began with an energetic “Yeh Yeh” which he revealed had originally been an instrumental by Cuban percussion maestro Mongo Santamaria. He said how good it was to be back at Ronnie’s, joking “£50 a ticket? I can remember when the Blue Flames got our first £50 gig”.
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