Review: The Classic Rock Show at The Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Posted on 24 February 2015
By Nick Howard
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Seeing The Liverpool Philharmonic Hall filled with a range of all age groups on Saturday evening is more than gratifying as the crowd came together to watch the return of The Classic Rock Show following its sell-out 2014 tour.

This time out, The Classic Rock Show band performs the ‘Top 20 Greatest Guitar Riffs of All Time’, including the extraordinary opening sounds of Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love through to Queen’s powerhouse anthem We Will Rock You via AC/DCs Back in Black: this show rocked to the core from the off.

The acoustics of The Philharmonic Hall, naturally, are fantastic as tunes such as The Who’s phenomenal Pinball Wizard are given full flight and being played to an enthralled the audience adds different levels to even the best of tunes.

The lighting was simplistic, but all that is really needed to make the evening are everyone’s favourite anthems, with some of the world’s greatest guitar riffs being played out by Edoardo Scordo on Lead Guitar and Wayne Banks on Bass, with some superb Keyboards being provided by Wallasey’s Steve Parry and powerful drumming being pumped out by Karl Penney, as Lead Vocalist Carl Sentance really connects with the crowd and makes everyone feel involved.

By halfway there had already been two standing ovations, after which every riff played got the crowd going.

This was a night of history flash backs in music; well run, well delivered and professionally played. In hindsight, the staging could have done with more lighting, although saying that it left a good view of the video wall, timed so well with the music it was mind blowing.

The Classic Rock Show is a Must See for any music lover. The history of Rock the show covers, and how much respect each band member has for the songs, is incredible and leaves the audience with a warm nostalgic glow, raw throats and a night to truly remember.

The Classic Rock Show: The 20 Greatest Guitar Riffs of All Time
The Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
February 21, 2015
PR Rating: **** Electrifying Rock.