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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:21 pm    Post subject: Glastonbury - Shirley Bassey Reply with quote

I'm not a follower of the Glastonbury festival but I did manage to see a little of it this afternoon when Dame Shirley Bassey came on.

I was quite impressed and enjoyed her performance very much, I think she did too, she can still belt it out for sure!.

Certainly equally impressive for me was the "big band" behind her! what a great sound and great musicianship, they sounded fantastic through the stage PA system.

I wonder how many of the younger audience will go away thinking the same and maybe sway their taste a little?

I also wondered why there isn't a similar type event for this kind of music? ( perhaps there is already! )

Good on yer Shirley! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I thought she and the band were excellent.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally she dosen't do anything for me, her voice goes right through me. Fair play to her though, she can certainly hold an audience.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

She and her band are well used to singing/playing in the rain and mud - she impressed at Bryn Terfel's Faenol Festival in North Wales last year which suffered similar wet weather.

Although she is understandably past her peak, and a little goes a long way, she knows how to please an audience (do the well known and not too much that isn't) and is arguably the UK's one world-class diva of popular song. 70 last January and over 50 years as a top singer - now that's what you call a national treasure.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RockitRon wrote:
She and her band are well used to singing/playing in the rain and mud - she impressed at Bryn Terfel's Faenol Festival in North Wales last year which suffered similar wet weather.

Although she is understandably past her peak, and a little goes a long way, she knows how to please an audience (do the well known and not too much that isn't) and is arguably the UK's one world-class diva of popular song. 70 last January and over 50 years as a top singer - now that's what you call a national treasure.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also watched a bit of the Kooks the other night......... Confused not much to say about their performance form my point of view. I thought it was a little untidy.
Also, the Marleys (?) failed to impress, at least the one on in the afternoon dressed in green, very poor.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was intrigued to read about her journey home from the festival.

Oh the poor luv-her helicopter had to make an emergency landing in field on the way home-still a kindly lady made her a cup of tea and gave her acccess to her toilet.

What a rock and roll life style the Dame leads.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just think what the loo seat will make on Ebay. Very Happy
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