Think of some of the great combinations in life.Morecombe and Wise,Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers,Beans on toast?Last night at the jam packed O2 Apollo Manchester,we witnessed yet another.Jake Shears and Ana Matronic..As with the other partnerships mentioned,they are seamless,complementary and go perfectly together.
Ably supported by a DJ, a suitably warmed up audience, roared with anticipation as the Scissor Sisters took to the stage. They/we were not to be disappointed.
The early part of the set comprised of a mixture of songs old and several new ones from the most recent album'Magic Hour.'
One of the other notable qualities of this band is their willingness to share the limelight with fellow performers.All of them fully deserved the praise heaped on them.
Highlights for us last night included,'Only the horses','Filthy Goreous',the infectious'Lets have a Kiki' and of course the ever fresh 'Fire with Fire'...
Choreography by Elbows and Forearms,worked simply and effectively,As did the wonderful banter mainly supplied by the witty and sexy Ana,indeed she was quite simply the glue that bound it all together.Jake did,well what Jake does,with boundless energy(we suspect that he had a half of shandy before hitting the stage)and faultless vocals,which harmonised beautifully with Ana's.
Between 8.30 and 11pm,Manchester's Gay Village must have been quieter,as most of the customers were at the Apollo..Very,very LGBT.
To quote Ana on the night "USA might be the home of the brave,but Manchester is the home of the rave".Never a truer word based on last nights fueled atmosphere.
The tour continues across the UK and beyond.Do yourself a favour..
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