REVIEW: Moody Blues well worth seeing at Sheffield City Hall

The Moody Blues in concert at Sheffield City Hall. Picture: Brian Eyre.
The Moody Blues in concert at Sheffield City Hall. Picture: Brian Eyre.
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The size of Sheffield’s City Hall made for a perfect setting for The Moody Blues recent Timeless Flight Tour 2015 The Polydor years gig, giving you a feeling of closeness to the band who played with the original members of Justin Hayward, John Lodge and Graeme Edge.

The volume in the hall was appropriate, loud enough to be good fun but not painfully loud.

They played a set list of 20 songs from their 30-plus albums released from 1967’s Days of Future Passed album to their more recent Timeless Flight album of 2013.

The band kicked of with likes of Steppin’ in a Slide Zone and You and Me – and whether you are a fan or not, the music is easy to listen to and enjoy.

What looked like a fullhall got louder from the cheering and clapping as the gig progressed, the loudness picking up and people standing when they played one of their hit songs like Isn’t Life Strange, Question and I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band).

With the gig coming to an end they played probably their most famous song, Nights in White Satin.

The band excelled, with Hayward singing it brilliantly and Norda Mullen playing the flute to perfection, finishing with a standing ovation.

For a trio of old rockers, they entertained and are well worth seeing.

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