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Review: The Proclaimers

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GUEST,Brian May 02 Jul 12 - 10:42 AM
GUEST,Diva 02 Jul 12 - 03:21 PM
GUEST,Guest 02 Jul 12 - 09:04 PM
Mr Happy 03 Jul 12 - 03:34 AM
Rockhen 03 Jul 12 - 09:28 AM
Brian May 03 Jul 12 - 02:02 PM
fat B****rd 04 Jul 12 - 12:29 PM
Rockhen 05 Jul 12 - 11:47 AM
GUEST,guest 05 Jul 12 - 09:29 PM
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Subject: Review: The Proclaimers - Hawick
From: GUEST,Brian May
Date: 02 Jul 12 - 10:42 AM

Saw the Proclaimers in Hawick last night (Sunday 1st July).

Concert was brilliant, how these guys manage to stay fresh and committed is beyond me. Their new stuff was cunningly interspersed with the old but beautifully crafted.

Their backing band was very, very good too. Don't know whether they're session men or Proclaimer's regulars - either way, stunningly good.

If you're at a loose end, you could do worse than to toddle along and see them in action. They don't stop to do meaningless drivel, they just get on and do the singing - brilliant.

Brilliant value for money and highly recommended.

Thank you guys.


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Subject: RE: Review: The Proclaimers
From: GUEST,Diva
Date: 02 Jul 12 - 03:21 PM

So did I! And they were superb.


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Subject: RE: Review: The Proclaimers
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 02 Jul 12 - 09:04 PM

They have obviously improved.

My son saw them 25 years ago in London as part of a larger concert.

One of his friends commented that they were rubbish (crap was the word he actually used). My son said he did not think they were that good!


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Subject: RE: Review: The Proclaimers
From: Mr Happy
Date: 03 Jul 12 - 03:34 AM

They were top of the bill at Shrewsbury FF a few years back.

Great stage show, brilliant songs, good interaction with audience, excellent!!


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Subject: RE: Review: The Proclaimers
From: Rockhen
Date: 03 Jul 12 - 09:28 AM

I have seen them several times. They have played requests for us both times we asked and dedicated songs to people. They don't do a great deal of talking in between songs, just a small introduction or two, but are extremely polished and very tight musically. I have always felt we got value for money. They have some excellent lyrics and write very good songs in my opinion.


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Subject: RE: Review: The Proclaimers
From: Brian May
Date: 03 Jul 12 - 02:02 PM

Agreed Rockhen, you can also hear the words too in most cases, that is really unusual.

Guest, guest, might just say more about your son at that time than them. I reckon they've got better with age.

It's all subjective anyway, we were a foursome and all enjoyed it immensely. Age range 29-62.


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Subject: RE: Review: The Proclaimers
From: fat B****rd
Date: 04 Jul 12 - 12:29 PM

Guest guest, I have often heard, in my many years of music appreciation, acts referred to as 'crap' 'shite' etcetc. This , usually, in the case of a young audience, means that they didn't play what the 'critic' wanted to hear and whether they could play well or not made no difference.
Anybody else see the Proclaimers 25 years ago?


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Subject: RE: Review: The Proclaimers
From: Rockhen
Date: 05 Jul 12 - 11:47 AM

I would say that can apply to any aged person, in my experience. I think it is possible to dislike music but appreciate that it is well written or played with consideable skill etc. Thank goodness we're all different! :-)


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Subject: RE: Review: The Proclaimers
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 05 Jul 12 - 09:29 PM

I think that my son was only echoing what he and his friends thought.

It may well be that the duo are better than averagely talented and at that time were put in front of a non appreciative audience by that root of all evil - money.

I have to confess that their only chart success leaves me cold.

It could be that they, like a lot of other acts, have been sucked into trying to perform in two (or more) different genres and only half succeeded at each.

I have for many years thought it sad that there is not a stage for people such as them where they can entertain a sizable portion of the populace who do not want to listen to the pap/pop churned out by the big boys.

I would also respectfully suggest that the traditional folk world is not that stage.


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