ELVIS COSTELLO IS ECLECTIC AND ELECTRIC AT NIA; ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS, Symphony Hall, Birmingham.
Byline: LORNE JACKSON
HALFWAY through the Elvis Costello concert at the Royal Concert Hall The Royal Concert Hall may refer to
Then he started to sing along with the band.
Nothing wrong with this, perhaps. But rather outrageously he also accompanied the musicians by strumming on his own guitar. Elvis Costello might have been rather miffed by this untoward behaviour.
At least he would have been if the man in the front row hadn't been Costello himself. The aging punk/new wave/country/blues/jazz musician was both eclectic and electric during a bravura bra·vu·ra
a. Brilliant technique or style in performance.
b. A piece or passage that emphasizes a performer's virtuosity.
2. A showy manner or display.
1. performance last Sunday.
As well as playing new hits such as 'Monkey To Man', he immersed himself in his impressive back catalogue, airing old classics such as 'Alison' and 'Watching The Detectives'.
But the highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the singer's impromptu visit to the stalls, which proved to be an excellent bonding exercise with his rapturous rap·tur·ous
Filled with great joy or rapture; ecstatic.
raptur·ous·ly adv. audience.
Costello, the man in the spectacles making a spectacle of himself once again. But what a spectacle it was