zondag, januari 29, 2012

Edward (and Syb): Best Of Britain

Date: friday 27 january 2012. Location: Goudse Schouwburg, Gouda, Holland. After their previous collaboration in "Motel Westcoast", Edward Reekers and Syb 'Scaliger' van der Ploeg joined forces again for a journey through old pop hits. This time it was the great British pop history that was in the picture.

Apart from Syb and Edward, singers were Maarten Peters and young Brenda van Aarsen. They were accompanied by a great band, with a fabulous saxophone/trumpet/clarinet/flute/violin player called Hubert. Syb and Maarten also played acoustic guitar, and both Edward and Brenda played a nice bit of piano!

I must say that I enjoyed Motel Westcoast, but "Best Of Britain" was even better! Mainly because of the chosen songs, but also thanks to the complete lack of weak spots, both vocally and instrumentally. Of course Edward was great, but it's also thumbs up for the other singers. Syb was great in the Rolling Stones songs, Brenda was a very good Adele, and Maarten showed his love for the Beatles in a beautiful way. The sold out theatre had a ball!!!

On the setlist, amongst others: Beatles medley, Stones medley, Kinks medley, Who medley, Old And Wise (Alan Parsons), Don't Stop Me Now (Queen), Clocks (Coldplay), Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Pink Floyd), A Salty Dog (Procol Harum), Don't Give Up (Gabriel/Bush), In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins), Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics), Roxanne (Police), Dreadlock Holiday (10cc), Music (John Miles)