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The stage is set


Geoff hands Mary the cheque on behalf of everyone who supported the concert




BONINGTON THEATRE 3rd October 2009

Revival put on a concert in aid of cancer research UK at the Bonington Theatre and played to a near capacity audience.

The Saturday before the concert Jim, Alan, Steve, Bryan and Geoff took to the streets of Arnold to hand out flyers and make shoppers aware of the the event to be held the following weekend. The Band had an enjoyable couple of hours chatting with the friendly folk of Arnold who all seemed pleased to see Revival dressed in their eye catching drape coats.

The evening was "An Audience with Revival" and the Audience played their part in coming up with a selection of questions, some that could be answered and some that couldn't even be read out but a great atmosphere was created with interaction between everyone in the Theatre.

The show opened with I saw her standing there followed by Move it, which as usual bought a great reaction from the audience. On through Dream Lover, Rock around the Clock, Donna and Geoff singing Sea Cruise to True love Ways, Shakin All Over and the instrumental Apache. Alan then took the lead vocal on When You Walk In The Room a first for Revival, a singing drummer, whatever next? The first half of the show concluded with Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, Let It Be Me, Roll Over Beethoven and Dance The Night Away, before everyone adjourned to the Bar for refreshment and a chance to write down their question for the Band.

The second half opened with Bryan, Ken and Geoff gathered around a single microphone to perform an acoustic version of Take A Message To Marry. The acoustic theme continued when Ken and Bryan were joined at the microphone by Steve, Jim and Alan while Geoff moved over to play Twelve string guitar for All Shook Up. The vocal harmonies on both numbers were fantastic and it was clear that the knowledgeable audience appreciated the quality of the performances.

The set continued with the Band rocking out a stream of favorites. Run Around Sue, Gee Whizz It's You, Puttin' On The Style, Sweets For My Sweet and Doo Wah Diddy Diddy before slowing the tempo and featuring Geoff on electric mandolin playing Souvenir D'Alvito. It was the back with a bang and Pretty Woman, Baby Come Back, Memphis Tennessee, Do You Love Me, Oh Boy. The tempo again slowed for Wonderful Tonight before taking off again with the Rolling Stone's It's All over Now finishing with the crowd pleaser Hi Ho Silver Lining.

Interspersed with the music Bryan read out the questions posed by the audience and the Band responded with informative or stupid answers!

Having taken their bow to a standing ovation Revival treated their audience to an encore of Do You Want To Dance again this was greeted with a standing ovation but with time against them the Band left the stage to cries of more and continuing applause.

The aim of the evening was to have a good time and raise some money for Cancer Research UK. Revival succeed on both counts, meeting the audience as they left the Theatre the Band were delighted with the enthusiastic and positive comments of everyone that they spoke to.

Revival would like to thank everyone who bought tickets and contributed to the success of the evening with their presence. Between us we managed to raise £505 for Cancer Research UK.

The second Christmas party held on 11th December provided the ideal opportunity for the Band to present the cheque which was received on behalf of Cancer Research UK by Mary and Keith Winter.



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