Review by Natasha Wyborn
Moving Pictures are still performing live, still touring and still pleasing an almost ageless crowd. The original line up of Charlie Cole, Garry Frost, Ian Lees, Alex Smith, Andy Thompson joined by Mark Meyer on drums are not only sounding great but also seem to be enjoying the experience.
Opening the evening Alex Smith smiled and spoke to the audience “remember when we use to play here and 1400 people came? “Acknowledgement from the crowd confirmed some of the 1400 from the past were there on Friday night.
Obviously the song list reflected a heavy focus on the 1981 album ‘Days of Innocence’ Opening with Nothing To Do and moving into The Angel and the Madman there was a strong focus on key and sax with Cole and Thompson trading centre stage. Alex Smith has still got it, vocally he can still reach the heights of previous years.
Hearing Smith belt out ‘What About Me’ is always a highlight. The song itself sould probably go down in Australian music in the top 100. The set list also included a cover of Springsteen’s ‘Born To Run’ which went over very well. Overall a great evening… a band well worth catching.
Nothin, The Angel and the madman, Round again, Back to the streets, Sisters, Sweet Cherie, Never, So tired, Ghosts, Born to run, Soul street, What about me, Wings, Winners
Sweet soul music, Soul man, Baby, now that I’ve found you, Bustin’ loose
Band: Moving Pictures – https://www.facebook.com/movingpicturestheband/
Where: Belmont 16s, Newcastle – www.16s.com.au
When: May 06, 2016