Dervish – The London Palladium ****

SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 There was a triumphant atmosphere as Irish folk superstars Dervish took the stage for their 30th birthday celebration concert at the London Palladium. “It’s taken us a long time to get here. If this gig is half as good as the rehearsal it’s going to be a great night” triumphed singer Cathy Jordan, revelling in her opulent surroundings. The six-piece Irish folk outfit was joined by keyboardist Graham Henderson, producer of the band’s latest album The Great Irish Songbook and five guest singers; Imelda May, David Gray, Cara Dillon, Brian Kennedy and Kate Rusby. During band introductions singer Cathy Jordan introduced all Ireland Fiddle champion Tom Morrow as “the newest … Continue reading Dervish – The London Palladium ****

Stevie Wonder. Hyde Park. Blues & Soul magazine.

You may probably have read by now that Stevie told the world from the Hyde Park stage that he is going to have a kidney transplant in September. On the back of that news, this was quite an extraordinary show by perhaps the biggest star the soul world has ever produced. “As If You Read My Mind” and “Master Blaster” from the “Hotter Than July” album opened the Hyde Park show and then a funky as hell “Higher Ground”. To read full review please click here Continue reading Stevie Wonder. Hyde Park. Blues & Soul magazine.