Finally (and in honor of this blog, taking my coffee black this morning)!
Got to see a live show featuring one of my most fave bands. We chose an outdoor venue: The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater. We — my daughter Marisa with me — saw Squeeze opening for Hall and Oates. Marisa said she liked the Squeeze set best. Both bands played relatively short sets; do not think threat of storms factored in as I checked their sets at other similar venues.
When I apologized to my daughter for not taking her to a show where Squeeze headlined and played a much longer set, Marisa reminded me of what I forgot — an unforgettable experience (I’ll blame Covid!): Squeeze at Royal Albert Hall, Tuesday, October 29, 2019. [See my blog “Rock and more rock”]
I enjoyed seeing Squeeze. They always sing and play well. Besides mainstays guitarist/lyricist/singer Chris Difford and lead guitarist/songwriter/vocalist Glenn Tilbrook, Squeezefeatures keyboardist Stephen Lange and drummer Simon Hanson (since 2007,) percussionist/back-up singer Steve Smith (vocalist for house music group Dirty Vegas), pedal/lap steel guitarist Melvin Duffy (who joined them for their 2019 tour) and Owen Biddle (formerly with The Roots) on bass. Hall and Oates held their own and more of the crowd was in their court but I concur with my daughter.
Watch this site for further reviews as we look forward to more shows!
Below find the sets both performed with links to videos of the actual show.
Take Me I'm Yours
Up the Junction
Is That Love
Slap and Tickle
Please Be Upstanding
Cool for Cats
Annie Get Your Gun
Hall and Oates:
Out of Touch
Method of Modern Love
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (Barry Mann-Cynthia Weill cover)
Is It a Star
Back Together Again