Spa Hotel, Saltburn
Less experienced artistes may have suffered a lot more but Glenn remained ultra-polite throughout the problems. Fortunately, he works without a written set list and he can adapt his repertoire according to circumstance. On this evening we were treated to a fine selection of Squeeze classics plus songs from The Co-Operative and his most recent solo album, Happy Ending (by the way, both of those are definitely worth picking up) and other eras, and even a few unexpected covers.
(At this point, talented guitarist 11-year-old Leon Tilbrook - Glenn's son! - took to the stage and after a couple of blues numbers there followed a duet on the next number - Take Me I'm Yours - before leaving Glenn solo again for the rest of the show.)
Take Me I'm Yours
Up The Junction
Black Sheep acoustic, abandoned
Black Sheep with electric guitar
Chat Line Larry
Another Nail in My Heart
Annie Get Your Gun
The Elephant Ride
Love Potion No.9
Some Fantastic Place
I Hear You Knocking
Slap and Tickle
Is That Love
''What would you like to hear?'' asked Glenn, as he emerged for the encore, whereupon he was met with a deluge of requests. Cool For Cats was a popular choice, but one he had to decline (he wasn't confident about getting anywhere near Squeeze-mate Chris Difford's trademark vocal delivery). Nevertheless, he pulled out three popular choices to conclude the evening's entertainment.
Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)
Ice Cream (with semi-obligatory audience sing-along)
As usual, Glenn was on hand for a quick chat after the show.