Concert Review – Mark Spafford 21st Nov 2023

From the first half

Anything goes, Hello Dolly, Unforgettable, The show must go on, A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley, Sweet Caroline, Histoire d’un amour, Budapest, Wonderful Tonight, A medley of Dixie music, My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from “Titanic”), A Latin medley

Mark Spafford 21st November 2023

New to us at BOKC, Mark has not performed for us before, it was a first for us and him. Neither knew what to expect. The music he played on a Yamaha Genos without pedal board or reliance on multitracking. His style included arrangements perceived then as uniquely his. The music was broad spectrum diverse in its appeal. Some well applauded, it was enjoyed, but much as would be listening to an LP record. At the beginning of the afternoon he had announced he would play for us, as…. ‘after all we were there to hear music’. We listened to his music but without comment or introduction. In terms of entertainment, at the end of the performance one left with Marmite in mind, you loved it or you didn’t.

From the second half

Hallelujah, Bye bye blackbird, Oh when the saints go marching in, Always on my mind, Atlantis, (Ghost) Riders in the Sky, Apache, Take Me Home, Country Roads (sung along too), Skaters waltz, Big band medley, When You Wish Upon a Star, Perfect, A medley of Rags, I wanna be like you, and other jungle book songs, Fields of gold, A Jive medley including – Johnny be good, Encore – In the mood.

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