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Take That have performed in
Liverpool... Photographs and review by
IT was a really warm evening as 10,000
people filled the Echo Arena for the opening night, on Monday, 22 May 2017, of
the Liverpool's leg of the
That's'Wonderland Tour.' The
last time the had performed in Liverpool is was way back in the beginning in
1992, at Aintree Racecourse. Although it has been 25 years since their last
performance here, it was well worth the wait.
Take That are well known for their performances. This time
performing in the round with a noticeably smaller cast than previous shows, this
show was no less visually stunning. These boys are masters of putting on
spectacular shows and this was no different. A giant circular stage adorned with
their now familiar Take That logo was the centre piece for this production.
The night opened with a man on a flying carpet surrounded by
screens and then the lads appeared from 3 corners of the arena on podiums to
start the night with the title track from the new album:- 'Wonderland,'
before all getting together on the Centre Stage.
The night continues with the usual Take That flamboyance, there
was confetti, lots of it. A giant carousel with a floating bed, a Giant fish
hook and a huge rose, amongst other things. The central part of the stage rises
and lowers with various projections on it, a beautiful light and water display
for the Flood, as well as fire and fireworks.
It was great to hear some of the older tracks that they haven't
played in a while:- 'How Deep Is Your Love' (Bee Gee's cover) and
'Satisfied' as well as some of the more catchy tunes from lll like
'Lovelife.' As well of some of the classic favourites that everyone
loves. The night continues with various elaborate costumes, Howard hanging from
the rigging before ending with:- 'Never Forget' and 'Rule
The world,' where Gary gets everyone to turn their touches on for a
beautiful starry night effect.
Love them or loathe them, they certainly know how to put on a
spectacular visual feast full of colour, you are always left wanting more and
wonder how they can top the last production, but they do. Their's is the one
show that is always worth seeing once even if you are not their biggest fan. A
very mixed audience with the men appearing to enjoy it every bit as much as the
ladies, Take That did it again.
Sadly the nights enjoyment was short lived, when news of what had
happened in Manchester came out. Following horrific terror attack, in the bands
home Town of Manchester, the lads decided to postponed has been rescheduled the
following nights concert, until Friday, 26 May 2017. The band said:- "Out
of respect to all of the people and their families that were affected by the
horrific incident last night at The Manchester Arena, we have decided to
postpone our show in Liverpool. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all."
On Friday, 26 May 2017, the band dedicated a song as part of
their tribute to those who died on the Monday night, back in Manchester.
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Miss Liverpool 2017, Elli Wilson,
interviews Tim Quinn and Jorge Costa ahead of East of Eli concert
AS the acclaimed pop singer songwriter
East of Eli (Nathan
West) get set to perform a special
benefit concert at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England, Monday, 29 May 2017,
the newly crowned Miss
Liverpool 2017, Elli Wilson, finds
out more. Watch the interview with
Tim Quinn and Jorge Costa, from Charity
Pulse, who is also the producer for East
of Eli, at Liverpool's historic Albert Dock, to find out more about the event.
As you can hear above, the idea for the special benefit originated from the St Vincent’s students
tuning into the Supergirl TV series. They were so encouraged from the show’s
message of hope and acceptance, they created a super hero team to help people in
need around the world. Working on stirring storylines with top cartoonists, the
students are producing an on going comic strip telling of their adventures and
also inviting readers to join their team, THE FAB 4000.
Inspired in return by their beautiful initiative, Charity Pulse, East of Eli and
Leigh (Alex Danvers in Supergirl) have decided to join the FAB4000 and
support them by organizing a double benefit event at the Cavern Club in
Liverpool and a t-shirt campaign with the intent to generate awareness and raise
funds to make the FAB4000 an on going and sustainable project.
The day will begin with an East of Eli concert at 4PM with Chyler Leigh and the
St Vincent’s choir joining onstage for a few songs.
Following the concert, a
special VIP reception will be held with an intimate set/meet and greet with the
band and Chyler Leigh as well as an exciting auction. Tickets visit:-
Because it is all about the children, Leigh, East of Eli and the Charity Pulse
team will visit the school the following day to spend quality time with kids
through artistic activities, including:- a photography course specially designed
for the visually impaired by Sight of Emotion, lead by Gina Badenoch, recipient
of the British Empire medal for her work.
Kaiser Chiefs at Aintree Racecourse Review by
THE Jockey Club
Live had an amazing night, as Liverpool
Light Night's was taking place at Aintree Racecourse. The historic horse racing
venue, not only had some dramatic racing, but also race goers got the chance to
end the night with none other than a performance by the English indie rock band
from Leeds, the
Chiefs! Always a crowd pleaser, this was the
perfect end to an amazing night's racing and even if you did not do well on the
geegees the vast majority could still enjoy this band's amazing sound. If you do
not know who the Kaiser Chiefs are, they had been called:- 'Parva'
when they originally formed back in 2000, but within that same year they evolved
and become the Kaiser Chiefs. Their album:- 'Employment' enjoyed
critical and commercial success with over 3 million copies sold. It has won the
band 3 Brit Awards, including:- 'Best British Group,' a NME award
for:- 'Best Album,' and was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize! All
those accolades have establishing them as 1 of the best bands of the new
Millennium. Now they can add performing at Aintree Racecourse to their CV.
Oddly, this is a very high honour, was only a very small hand-full of bands get
invited to do this!
To find out more about these types of events and also what's on offer, visit the
Jockey Club Live
website these events are not just at
Aintree Racecourse, but are run at other beautiful racecourses featuring world
class restaurants, lounges and bars, and when it's a Jockey Club Live event,
they will also give you a night of open air music on top of the sport delivered
by world class performers...
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