"Paul Carrack at Preston Guildhall"
Written by Darija Ibrajeva
THE Man with the Golden Voice has proven once again that he
still has gunpowder in the powder flasks. I bet these were the
thoughts of nearly everyone who turned up at Preston Guildhall to
listen Paul Carrack’s concert last Wednesday, 19 November 2014.
The show has started with the performance of a gifted one-man band,
Elliott Morris, who appeared on stage in a plaid shirt and
immediately captured the hearts of the audience with his excellent
sense of humour and absolutely virtuoso and unique technique of
playing the guitar. Playing on a guitar fretboard as on the piano
keys, he performed couple of songs, one of which was a very tasty
remix on a famous Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean”. Elliott looked
very dignified on stage and gained a lot of new fans that night, who
at the end of the concert lined up to chat and purchase the disk of
a talented lad.
After such a triumphant warm up, on stage appeared a key feature in
British pop history and the hero of that night’s occasion –
fantastic Paul Carrack. Wearing his grey hat, he sits at a piano and
together with his band opens the show with the song called
“Satisfy My Soul”.
The acoustics at the Guildhall are perfectly suited for this kind of
events. The pleasant voice of Paul Carrack sounded as flawless as on
his CDs/ During the second song “When You Walk In The Room“,
I’ve notices that the foot of a middle-aged man, sitting near me,
started to strike the ground. Since that time the feet of my
neighbour from the right (or how I called him “the man with a
serious face and bouncy legs”) became like a barometer,
which helped me to evaluate the relevance of a particular song to
him. When over the songs “Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The
City” and “Another Cup Of Coffee”, in addition
to his dancing feet he started to crane and hit his knees with his
palms, I understood that these are both of his favourite songs.
“One in a Million”, “Eyes of Blue”,
“If I should fall behind” and “Stepping Stone”
– these are the songs that were welcomed by the audience with
special ovations. When Paul sang his famous “When My Little
Girl Is Smiling”, few women in the front raw stood up and
supported a legendary Sheffield born singer, clapping and swaying
from one foot to the other one. Watching Paul on stage, you can tell
that he feels like a fish in the water; no wonder, he is celebrating
over five decades in the music business.
Summing up, I can say that this was very lively, professional and
very exciting concert. I think that nowadays it’s very hard to find
a singer who looks so energetic after uninterrupted 2 hour long live
performance on stage.
Well done, Paul, it was an amazing night!
If you attended, please do let us
know want you thought of this performance by emailing us via:-
3 arrests in
3 people have been arrested and
suspected drugs and counterfeit cigarettes seized during a Merseyside
Police operation cracking down on acquisitive crime at Christmas.
Officers from Liverpool, Sefton, Wirral, Knowsley and St Helens
executed searched warrants at 12 properties, at 7am, on 20 November
A 36 year old man and 33 year old woman were arrested on suspicion
of drugs offences after cannabis and brown powder believed to be
Class A drugs were found during a search of a house in Bootle.
A 24 year old woman was arrested on suspicion of theft at a house in
Kirkdale in relation to an ongoing investigation into a shop robbery
Elsewhere, during a search of a house in Litherland, around 18,000
cigarettes and a quantity of tobacco were found and will now be
subject to further enquiries by the Police and Trading Standards.
A 57 year old man at the same property was issued with a caution for
Footage taken by the Police as the enforced the warrant in
Litherland can below.