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Gladys Knight at 02 Apollo

Gladys Knight at 02 Apollo

Gladys Knight is not just a singer but also an actress. She performs the innards out of every song she sings. Her rapport with her audience is superb. She can make you laugh and then cry in an instant. In her seventies she still has the voice that has brought her fame for fifty plus years. Supported by a very talented band and three backing singers, who she gracefully allowed to take centre stage with their Prince medley.

She gave us a Knight to remember.

Smiling radiantly throughout the evening Ms Knight also covered several songs not associated with her specifically, including the Bonnie Raitt Classic 'I Can't Make You Love Me' aswell as 'Hello' by lionel richie and our very own Sam Smiths 'Stay with me'.

The evening was punctuated with memories of recording sessions with the legendary and famous, aswell as many references to her personal crusade for love, tolerance and understanding.

This was best demonstrated by an homage to her early church roots and gospel influences.

Most of the 'mature' audience spent most of their time upstanding showing full appreciation for her enormous body of work, this was followed by moments of complete silence as she enthralled us with 'Your the best thing that ever happened to me' and the Grammy winning 'Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)"

What a lady and what an Night.

We even invited our immediate seat 'pals' to spend the night with us they had missed the last train to Warrington..NOT the 'The midnight to train to Georgia' which was, of cource the final number..

You couldn't write it..But true all the same..

Published: 29-Jun-2017

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