NEWS LETTER DECEMBER 2009
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
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
Interspersed with the music Bryan read out the questions posed
by the audience and the Band responded with informative or stupid
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
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.