Ol’ Rosie/Two’s Company
Dunchurch Village Hall
Sea of new faces amid the disciples of both Ol’ Rosie and Two’s Company who open proceedings. Pete and Andy centre stage delivering in extreme with acoustic rock covers of Bowie, Queen and ELO.
Love in the air, take your pick of best getting laid song from “It’s A Man’s World”, “Wicked Game” and “Kiss From A Rose” - on each Pete’s vocal simply divine.
Andy’s driving guitar on “Free Falling” enjoys accompanient for the first time by Pete’s striving to equal his partner on “Faithfully”. Accomplished performance, with striking takes on “A Hard Days Night” & “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” before a crowning high on “Pour Some Sugar On Me”.
Big brother to Two’s Company and a welcome return to a stage for Ol’Rosie , time away heralds a change in lineup and displays single-minded rehearsal of a continually evolving setlist. New songs given shakedown tonight draw fervent response to a regal set.
"Lil Devil" kicks off 90 minutes to quench rock die-hards with a good measure of classic rock thrown in for party-goers whose immediate appetite sated by "Brown Sugar" at the same time "Rebel Yell" addresses both contingents.
Free, Jimi Hendrix and 2 from Led Zeppelin contribute adequately to the wishes of the former section of the audience, “Rock and Roll All Night” ,”Hit Me With Your Best Shot” a lighter strand enjoyed by all. More crowd pleasers Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy and AC/DC before “Fortunate Son” from Creedence Clearwater Revival” also heard earlier from Two’s Company (who share more this passion) on “Proud Mary”.
Twisted Sister’s “I Wanna Rock” before the band Richard Smith (rhythm guitar) David Lee (drums), new bass player Nick Harrison, Andy (lead guitar) and vocalist Pete crank an already electric performance with ferocious speed on glam “Ballroom Blitz”, air guitar favourite “Rockin All Over The World” driving the now charged mass delirious.
Singalongs on “Wanted”, “I Believe In a Thing Called Love” exhilarating motif “Nothing But A Good Time” equally favourites, closing encore an harder “The Trooper” a clarion to followers sullied or chaste.