The cavernous Pacific Road Arts Centre with its 600-plus standing capacity looks roughly two thirds full tonight. Let’s get it on. The
Trower Band is flying high after last night’s emphatic victory in the West Midlands.
So it continues on Merseyside. The fourth tune in is You Can Find Me, a new
song from the impending CD, the first ever studio release to feature this fabulous line-up. So it begins. An atmospheric start, courtesy of Pete and Glenn, recalling Papa Was A Rolling Stone (without the string
section, of course). I got ants in my pants and I want to dance!
Davey and Robin take up the story, soon in unison, into the flame. It’s bluesy, hypnotic, the beat, relentless. Next in unison, Glenn
and Robin. An unnerving spiral of semitones and semiquavers. Glenn repeats the loop. Rockin’ Robin takes it on up from there.
It may be just my imagination running away with me but there are times, when
this band play live, I start hearing trumpets and saxes. There’s no horn section on stage with our Fab Four. Yet on a night like tonight Day of the Eagle, Too Rolling Stoned and Little Bit of Sympathy sound like they were written with brass in mind. Ladies and gentlemen, you’ve been listening to the magnificent Robin Trower Soul Band.
Never can say goodbye but a family celebration is calling me back home. Got to be there. The band is Glasgow-bound then marching onward ever onward into West Yorkshire. Come Sunday. I’ll be there.