Review of Perry Dennis and the Twilight Shadows at the Brook Soham on Saturday 20th July 2013

 

The tribute to Cliff Richard by Perry Dennis and the Twilight Shadows brought a wonderful sense of déjà vu in the Brook on Saturday. Thanks to Perry and the band, ‘Summer Holiday’, ’Living Doll’, ‘Congratulations’ and a host of other Cliff Richard numbers inspired us to relive those heady days at the clubs in our youth and the dance floor on this night was packed in similar style.

Perry Dennis and the Twilight Shadows are amazing entertainers and on this warm summer’s evening they wowed the audience with a steady flow of Cliff’s hits. Numbers like ‘In the country’, ‘C’mon Everyboday’, ‘Bachelor Boy’, ’When the girl in your arms’ and ‘Do you wanna dance’ had us transfixed . The band on their own brought alive memorable numbers like ‘Apache’, ‘Wonderful Land’ and ‘F.B.I’. Few favourites were left out of this night’s revelry.

The lead singer, Perry Dennis, knew how to play the audience and his fantastic voice captured the spirit of the songs perfectly. The band members played their parts to perfection. Pete Savage was a ‘mean’ lead guitar, Mark Jackson kept a toe-tapping feel on rhythm, Jay Hartop on bass set our hearts racing, especially in ‘Nimrod’, Paul Marsall amazed us with the excitement he created on drums and Rik Keys had some great moments on keyboard and guitar. These were not just talented instrumentalists; they also managed to add an amazing variety of authentic vocals, some way out of their natural voice range.

Billy G, who will be appearing at the Brook again on 17th August, provided a great warm up and sang a number of pop songs of other idols, including the unforgettable Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly.

This was a great evening.

The event was raising funds for Lisa’s Fund in aid of the Arthur Rank House Charity and Robert Barnes was able to announce that the total he has raised in all for the Arthur Rank Hospice is £78,000 so far!

For more information about the performers contact http://www.thetwilightshadows.webs.com

Rosemary Westwell

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