Thursday, 1 December 2016

Glenn Tilbrook's Arc Return

Glenn Tilbrook
The Arc, Stockton-on-Tees
Glenn Tilbrook made a welcome return to Teesside when he rocked The Arc last weekend.

He last appeared on Teesside back in 2014 and his most recent Arc appearance was in 2013.

He pleased the substantial crowd (not quite a sell-out) with a number of the expected Squeeze songs, including Black Coffee in BedTempted, Labelled With LoveTake Me I'm YoursSlap and Tickle.

He then showed an extended repertoire with a few popular covers, including Friday on My Mind and Tired of Waiting.

There was also room for songs from the underated The Cooperative album (a collabation with Nine Below Zero).

One of the evening's highlights came when Glenn issued the Difford Challenge. The challenge comes in the form of 'I'll play Cool for Cats if someone will come up and sing it.' The song isn't suited to Glenn's voice but he is often asked to play it.

'Phil' volunteered for action and proceeded to bring the house down with an extraordinarily confident performance that had the audience singing along the Cool for Cats line in between the verses. It is the third time I have seen the Difford Challenge issued and the first time I have seen it accepted. it is unlikely to ever be bettered.

Switching from acoustic to electric for the final few songs was a good plan as it ensured the show went out on a high.


The tour rolls on. Catch him while you can...

Friday 2nd Dec Berits and Brown, Coatbridge, Eurocentral

Sat 3rd Dec Hospitalfield House, Arbroath

Mon 5th Dec Heart of Hawick, Hawick

Tue 6th Dec The Brudenell, Leeds

Wed 7th Dec Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek

Fri 9th Dec St Johns Church, Farncombe

Sat 10th Dec Windlesham Club, Windlesham

Sun 11th Dec The Halls, Blackheath

Mon 12th Dec Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich

Tue 13th Dec Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Thu 15th Dec Union Chapel, London

Fri 16th Dec The Phoenix, Exeter

Sat 17th Dec Cheese & Grain, Frome

Sun 18th Dec The Globe, Cardiff

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