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Show Ten: Sunday 19 September 2010 at The Brook, Portswood, Southampton

 

The Trower Band’s shows at The Brook, in the Portswood district of Southampton, are always something of a homecoming.

 

Tonight is no exception as the popular south coast venue welcomes family, friends, fans and interested parties of all ages. Indeed, audiences at the seven shows I’ve seen so far this time round have been quite mixed. Not the usual male, middle-aged types like me. Quite a few couples. Some Dads with sons and daughters. I am also rapidly reaching the conclusion that this latest tour is attracting people who are new to Robin and his music.

Many of Robin’s diehard fans who were at the Shepherds Bush last night are here again this evening (John W, Gary H … ) but also local fans like John H and Sean too. We’re strategically located on the first floor balcony looking down on the stage below as Robin and the band get us underway.

Somebody Calling is pure gold again and there’s a particularly positive reaction from the audience to new numbers Find Me and The Turning. Again, Too Rolling Stoned hits a fine groove and there’s fulsome participation from the audience at the key moment on Little Bit of Sympathy.

After the show, Robin emerges to meet the fans, sign autographs and pose for photos. I finally get my chance to say a BIG thank you to Alan Robinson, the man behind this latest tour, the sixth UK Trower tour in six years.

Would you believe it? A total of 77 UK shows from Southsea (March 2005) to Brighton (last date of this latest tour)!

Set List: Confessin’ Midnight; Lady Love; Somebody Calling; You Can Find Me; Twice Removed From Yesterday; Extermination Blues; Day of the Eagle; Bridge of Sighs; Shame the Devil; The Turning; Too Rolling Stoned; Little Bit of Sympathy. Encores: Rise Up Like the Sun; Not Inside - Outside.

 

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