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Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings

- November 24, 2011

Whilst the talent of the former Rolling Stone’s rhythm and blues supergroup is clearly undeniable, tonight’s show was disappointingly underwhelming. There’s something strangely tragic about watching musical pioneers who have survived the hedonistic world of rock and roll running through a well-rehearsed set, complete with the occasional old man dance move. Their performance is almost too clinical, lacking the wicked, fiery spark that rhythm and blues originally had at its core. A guest appearance by Mary Wilson added some welcome variety, but it only momentarily lifted the show out of a wave of blandness that overshadowed the band’s obvious skills.

Concert Hall, Brighton Dome, 23 November 2011

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Adam Lindsay

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