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Friday Night ... is Procol Harum night!

Pictures by Charlie Allison for BtP


Matt Pegg, bassist par excellence and also, on this occasion, coach and guide for emergency stand-in guitarist, Dave Colquhoun

Gary Brooker, with choir behind is one of those singers our Mystery Blogger, you might wonder and David Firman, conductor

Dave Colquhoun sits for most of the set to mitigate the pain from his broken ankle. When a solo comes, he stands and lets rip ...

... as this image shows

Longer shot of the ensemble. Unusually someone in the audience, to the left, seems to be brandishing a vastly oversized stag-beetle

The serpentine backdrop might not be to everyone's taste, but for a band with five players and three keyboards, it has a literal relevance

Note the four-armed mic stand behind the conductor. Sound on the broadcast was impeccable review here and the orchestra was heard with great clarity

Spotbar shining on brightly

And at the curtain-call The Commander's flaxen poll plays havoc with our photographer's exposure settings

Thanks, Charlie!


Procol dates in 2014 | Procol Harum dates with orchestra

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