REVIEW Glory Days Thornton Little Theatre

Bruce Springsteen tribute band Glory Days

Bruce Springsteen tribute band Glory Days

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It is the mark of a good night when the band appears to be enjoying the gig as much as the audience, and while this started out as a seated event, by the end nearly everyone was up dancing to Born to Run and Badlands.

However the set list was by no means merely a run through of Bruce Springsteen’s most well-known hits, there was also plenty of material for the more discerning fans of The Boss.

And although a tribute act, the seven-strong Glory Days band comprises excellent musicians while lead singer Kev Jamieson captures Springsteen’s New Jersey heartland rock style.

Material ranged from 1980 classic The River to ballads such as Independence Day to high tempo favourites including Because The Night, and of course a rendition of Born To Run.

A requested performance of Trapped went down a storm, and saxophone player Kevin Rendall (complete with red shoes!) came into his own in songs like Jungleland.

The gig was due to end at around 10pm, but in true Springsteen form ran over by nearly half an hour as everyone was having such a great time.

Ode to fading successes Glory Days - the band’s signature track - was a foot-stomping finale.

On the same night, Bruce himself was in Gothenburg as part of his world tour - for those of us who couldn’t get there, this was a fun alternative (and actually some of the set list was the same!)

SHELAGH PARKINSON