Friday, 7 March 2014

Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
The Sage, Gateshead
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac rocked The Sage earlier this week, with an inspirational showcase of songs from every phase of Fleetwood Mac's back catalogue. Last year, of course, we saw the real thing so I was interested in seeing what sort of impact a tribute band could have in comparison.

A video clip of Mick Fleetwood, adding his generous support to the band, granted the proceedings  a significant degree of authenticity.

Visually, some of the band look a little bit like Fleetwood Mac if seen from a distance. The two stand-out look-alikes are undoubtedly Louise Rogan and Amanda Kostadinov as Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie respectively.
Musically, everyone was on top form as they delivered a thoroughly entertaining performance lasting around two and a half hours (not even counting the 20 minute interval).
The second half started with 40 minutes of blues, from the early years of Fleetwood Mac. This change of pace - sandwiched between two large slices of tracks from the classic years - worked very well indeed.
The songs of Fleetwood Mac continue to deliver an emotional impact (the lady sitting next to me broke into tears a couple of times and I'm sure she wasn't the only one).

All in all, it was a very impressive concert offering a fabulous tribute to the real Fleetwood Mac.
Follow the Rumours news and tour dates over at their official website.

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