REVIEW: TERRY REID
THE more I listen and learn about Terry Reid the more overwhelmed I am – I can't do him justice in words. He's played and sung with just about everyone, and commands ultimate respect among the musician fraternit
Ronnie Scott's, Frith Street, W1
THE more I listen and learn about Terry Reid the more overwhelmed I am - I can't do him justice in words. He's played and sung with just about everyone, and commands ultimate respect among the musician fraternity.
Using his voice like an instrument, he stretches and expresses every last drop of feeling and meaning.
You may also want to watch:
From Sinatra and Beach Boys to his coal mining colliery background, and a fantastic recently-written Night Of The Raging Storm about New Orleans' Hurricane Katrina, he sings with passion, soul and improvisation.
He rolled out The River with a funky soulful swampy feel, rocked it on Rich Kid Blues, and pulled on heartstrings with Leavin' And Gone.
- 1 'Obscene gestures and racist abuse' made at Islington Council meeting
- 2 Police search for man who exposed himself on Islington 393 bus
- 3 'No consultation': Anger Islington cricket pitch could replace park
- 4 Five times Islington has featured in films and TV series
- 5 Islington man charged with murder of shooting victim Taylor Cox
- 6 Hackney photographer captures lockdown 'park life'
- 7 Appeal to trace missing Islington school girl, 14
- 8 'LTNs are killing us': Hundreds of Highbury traders sign petition
- 9 Tollington Arms landlord relieved at rent moratorium extension
- 10 Man in hospital with potentially 'life-changing' injuries following stabbing
The delightful thing about Reid is that he's so unique yet he seems to have left his ego at home.
This is the man who declined to front Led Zep, who's opened for the Stones, who did the first Glastonbury. A real rock'n'roll Forrest Gump.
- PAMELA GUNSELL