BluesFest: Van Morrison and Robert Plant Live at London’s O2 Arena *****

A late addition to the bill and opening proceedings was Colin Macleod. Third on the bill and a five-piece band? Pretty impressive but this was BluesFest at a sold-out O2. Hailing from the Isle of Lewis, Macleod, whose Twitter profile describes him as “Musician. Crofter. Islander”, and his group of keyboard, bass, drums and lead guitar gave a superb opening 35-minute set which was a bonus and a treat. With a full wall of sound and a great style, familiar yet unfamiliar, Macleod ripped through a six-song set, with several tracks taken from his debut album Bloodlines. This was a great opportunity for Macleod to introduce … Continue reading BluesFest: Van Morrison and Robert Plant Live at London’s O2 Arena *****