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October 22nd, 2021 by Steve Morl

Mark Thompson 27th Sept 2021

Live performance has returned to BOKC,  The club welcomed Mark Thompson and his Yamaha EL90 to our stage on 27th Sept 2021.  Covid still with us, this first tentative concert  brought a not unexpected low turnout  but Mark produced an evening of quality music of broad appeal. The interval saw a ‘costume’ change to a lively almost orange suit which alone drew applause from the audience. Mark’s commentary between his music contained much to amuse the audience. and the evening concluded with his call to encore.

27th Sept was amidst  the fuel crisis, hopefully Mark found fuel for his return home. 

Some music from the first half

When you’re smiling, Love (Nat King Cole), Roll out the barrel, Wonderful tonight, Somewhere out there (American tail), the cross hand boogie, El Comanchero, Jurassic park theme, Home alone theme, Somewhere in my memory (home alone), Music for VE day, Alexander’s Rag time band, boogie woogie bugle boy, When the saints come marching in, Sleepy shores (André reeve)

Some music from the second half

Anything goes, lady & the tramp, Diamonds & Pearls, And the waltz goes on, Thinking out load (Ed Sheeran), Trish trash polka, Spanish dance (shostakovich), A medley 1950 -1970s – I will survive (Gaynor), My Girl,  Living doll (Cliff) do wah diddy diddy (Manfred Mann), Here come my baby, The wonder of you (Elvis), Hit the Road Jack, Mac the knife, When you’re smiling, A Rock Roll medley – Dancing the night away,

Encore we’ll meet again.

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