Halifax, UK - 02 March 2005

Glitz Blitz and 70's Hitz UK Tour 
The Rubettes
featuring Alan Williams
Andy Scott's
February - May 2005

Location: Victoria Theatre
, The Rubettes featuring Alan Williams, Andy Scott's The Sweet

Photos by: Malcolm Knowles

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Phil announcing "Karma Chameleon"

SAILOR during the "Full Monty"

SAILOR during the "Full Monty"

The songs that SAILOR played in Halifax:

A Glass Of Champagne
La Cumbia
The Old Nickelodeon Sound
Karma Chameleon
Vera From Veracruz
Girls Girls Girls
Champagne Reprise
Sailor's Hornpipe
The Full Monty

Colder down South!! - A concert review by Malcolm Knowles:

As I drove into Halifax on a bitterly cold night the roads were thankfully clear of any snow or ice, but reports on the radio suggested that things were much worse in the South. Would SAILOR make it? Had they set out in time? Were any of them snowed in or stuck in traffic jams (ooh, an idea for a song perhaps)?
Anyway I needn't have worried as, from my front row seat, I could see them waiting in the wings and ready to hit the stage on time. Again, the guys were sadly limited to little over half an hour, but this time things were much tidier than they had been in Manchester. With the "Full Monty" left until the end, the whole thing flowed much better and things seemed much more relaxed. Unlike Manchester, this Wednesday night crowd stayed seated through the SAILOR set, but they were clearly enjoying themselves. Although the band did not stay behind to meet folk during the interval (presumably worried about a dodgy journey home), there were plenty of people in the bar talking warmly about how much they enjoyed SAILOR, and I suspect some of them will now be seeking out some SAILOR CDs - or, looking at the age of many, digging out their old vinyl albums!!
If I am permitted one request, I would still like to see the set open with another song ("Sailor" would be perfect PLEASE) and leave "Champagne" as the last number before "Full Monty". It just seems weird hearing "Champagne" reprised when you only heard it about 20 minutes ago. However, that's just a small moan - this was a very good gig and I can't wait to see them again North of the border in a couple of weeks time. Scotland watch out!!
Copyright by Malcolm Knowles, 06 March 2005

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