I was very happy to be asked to join the Shakin Stevens ‘Greatest Hits And More’ 2019 European Tour on keyboards earlier in the year. We played several gigs in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic,Holland, Switzerland and Austria and bumped into lots of old friends on the way like my old pal Jurgen who I knew from my days doing gigs round London in the 80s.
Shaky has continued to record and perform since his first big run of hits. He was the biggest-selling solo artist throughout the 1980s and still retains his worldwide following today. Over the years, his bands have been brilliant and included legendary musicians such as Geraint Watkins, Micky Gee, Dave Edmunds, Albert Lee, and Daryl Higham amongst others. This band was no exception and was really excellent. All the musicians and crew were fantastic and great fun too.
Shaky was on great form onstage and off, reworking a lot of his big hits for his audience. He has an incredible attention to detail and doesn’t just go through the motions. His extensive knowledge and love of a wide range of music has sustained his career . All the audiences were great and really enthusiastic
I like touring, and when it’s a well supported tour -as this one was -, it’s great fun.
Thanks to Shaky, Sue, Martyn and James and all the band and crew.
Happy Trails Folks!