Lowther Pavilion – Lytham

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Lowther Pavilion is perfectly situated in the glorious Lowther Gardens. There’s all sorts on offer for all ages at the theatre, in the gardens, and a popular café serving scrumptious goodies.  Cross the road and you’re on the promenade looking at Southport on the opposite side of the Ribble estuary.

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Southport across the Ribble Estuary

Lowther Pavilion’s varied programme includes drama, comedy, musicals – something for everyone.  Voodoo Room was a great gig on 3 Feb.

Not a tribute band but three accomplished musicians playing their heroes’ music; Jimi Hendrix Experience and Cream.

Pete Orr (guitar/vocals), John Tonks (drums/vocals) and Andy Tolman (bass/vocals) have an impressive back catalogue as individuals.  Put them together and you’ve got Voodoo Room, a trio showing a genuine, authentic appreciation of music from back in the day.  No posturing and not a prima donna in sight.  Just three genial guys enjoying a banter between themselves and with the audience.

Familiar tracks from Hendrix and Cream albums went down a storm. Cream’s Disraeli Gears, released in 1967, is fifty years old.  A large proportion of the audience very likely bought it first time round!

Each bandmate had a solo slot to showcase their expertise, ably rewarded by whoops and whistles from the crowd.  They did a two hour stint with just a fifteen minute interlude.

“There’s so much material we could do a four-hour set – but you’d need to phone the ambulance!” joked John the drummer.

Voodoo Room enjoyed every note they played.  So did everyone in the room.

 

 

 

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