Unique semi-acoustic set from Graham Gouldman at the Apex


Graham Gouldman, Apex, Bury St Edmunds, Wednesday, October 4

It was a unique semi-acoustic set full of hit songs covering over five decades.

Singer/songwriter Graham Gouldman, a long-time member of 10cc, thrilled a near sold out Apex with an array of his tunes stretching back to the 1960s.

From his first ever hit, the Yardbird’s “For Your Love”, to his favourite song “Bus Stop”, a huge success for The Hollies, and his more recent compositions “Ready To Go Home” and “Say The Word” the 90-minute routine had the audience standing and clapping for more.

The 71-year-old’s voice is still as strong as ever as he and his three other musicians, Ian Hornal, Ciaran Jeremiah and Dave Cobey, produced a sparkling show which featured some of the songs he wrote himself and co-wrote with Andrew Gold and Eric Stewart.

They included the Herman’s Hermit’s song “No Milk Today”; 10cc’s “Good Morning Judge”, “I’m Not In Love”, “The Things We Do For Love” and “Dreadlock Holiday”; Wayne Fontana’s “Pamela, Pamela”; The Hollies’ “Look Through Any Window” and Wax’s “Bridge To Your Heart”.

Support came from Jack Lukeman, one of Ireland’s most respected and best loved performers, who during his 30-minute set sung an unforgettable rendition of “Old Man River”.

It was another wonderful evening of entertainment at the Apex.


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