Review: The Solid Silver 60's Show At The Victoria Theatre, Halifax
Graham Clark, Features Writer
These 1960's revival package tours show no sign of stopping: there are at least 3 different tours taking place this year with different promoters and acts.
Tonight though in Halifax it was the original Solid Silver 60's show that started off this trend to visit town.
Vanity Fair backed most of the acts performing tonight excluding Brian Poole and the Tremeloes, the headline act on the tour. Vanity Fair had a number of their own hits such as Early in the Morning and Hitchin a Ride which they perform tonight. They are great musicians and worked hard all night.
Due to the ill health of Wayne Fontana who has not played any of the gigs on the tour, the other acts had to lengthen their sets. Chris Farlow may not look like he did in 1966 but he still has that powerful and soulful voice and what a voice it is. Unchain my Heart and Handbags and Gladrags sounded brilliant. Of course it was Out of Time that he will always be remembered for and he still sings the track with as much passion and soul as he did nearly 50 years ago.
Chris Montez brought some Californian sunshine to a rainy Yorkshire night: he had an infectious style that soon had the audience on their feet. The More I see You and Lets Dance even had them dancing in the aisles!
These days The Tremeloes consist of original members Brian Poole and Dave Munden, singer and drummer respectively in the band. The rest of the band contains a promising young guitarist and a bass player who thinks he is in a heavy metal group with his posing and posturing! The harmonies are as tight as ever with Silence is Golden making the hairs on my back stand up. With Candy Man and Here Comes My Baby they rounded off what had been another night of nostalgia and memories.
Review: The Solid Silver 60's Show At The Victoria Theatre, Halifax, 25th April 2014, 17:21 PM