Tom Jones preformed live at
a packed out Aintree
Photographs by Jo
Forrest. and review by
THE Welsh music legend,
held back the rain at Aintree Racecourse, at a fantastic open air concert, on 10
June 2016. He sang a wide range of songs from his huge repertoire, which now
spans over ½ a century, including many of his biggest hits. With tickets
starting at £38.50, this was 1 hell of show and no matter what you paid, you got
more than your money’s worth! Despite being in his late 70's, he was bouncing
around the stage, far more than most acts health his age do. He started late,
but he kept on playing, well into the night. Sadly we had to leave so we could
catch the trains, and he was still playing... We have no idea what happened to
those who stayed, but we are told Merseyrail did add extra trains to the
Ormskirk and Liverpool Services. With
Blue's in May and now this once, Aintree
Racecourse has delivered 2 amazing shows, after 2 fantastic days of racing.
Commenting on the dates, Tom Jones said:- "What a lovely experience this
was. I would like to thank all of the audience for staying to watch me, at this
Jockey Club Live event. I had such a warm welcome from you all. These events are
such a great nights out, in fabulous surroundings. Thank you Liverpool for
letting me entertain you!" The 'Evening At The Races' and
Aintree Racecourse is most defiantly a must see event now and the Jockey Club
Live events are set to get better and better. For us, the most evocative thing
on the night was that Tom Jones dedicated a song to his late wife Linda, who
died after a short, but fierce battle with cancer, back in April. This was a
very moving moment as he sang a song taken from one of his old albums.
"This is one of the songs my late wife loved the most. I want to dedicate it to
her." he said. Sadly we could not make out what the name of the
track or the album was due to noise from the road. Interestingly, we also
spotted what we think was Sefton Council, out with sound meters on the main road
as we headed in... Other top highlights worth noting were the billed songs:-
'Kiss', 'Delilah' and the classic:- 'It's Not
The next Jockey Club Live Music Entertainment Events near to us
will be held on / at:-
► The Corrs, on 18 June 2016 at- Haydock Park.
► Jess Glynne, on 1 July 2016 at Haydock Park.
► Lisa Stansfield, on 5 August 2016 at Haydock
These events are the gigs which are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere and we
can vouch that the 2 we attended this year, were extremely relaxed and friendly.
If you want to attend them, get your tickets quick as they will
sell out fast, if they have not already gone! More information is available on
the Jockey Club's
Plus for ladies, do not forget to get your
hats for this year's race meetings!
If you attended, please let us know what you thought of the
event, via emailing our news room team at:-
Fact file:- Did you know that Tom Jones' real name is in
fact Sir Thomas Jones Woodward OBE?