Caro Emerald at Bridgewater Hall 2018
Caro Emerald Holland's finest, returned to the Bridgewater Hall for what is now becoming an annual event, and had people literally dancing in the aisles.
The first half was dedicated to a comination of classic Caro tracks, new music and although Caro isn't the chattiest artist to ever grace a stage, she gently guided us through what the evening had in store.
The band who backed her (all 7 of them) were magnificent, each playing multiple instruments, with one playing bass saxophone, tenor saxophone, clarinet, keyboards, guitar and even claves.
They are also great movers who bring a tremendous energy and humour to proceedings, all of which feeds into the huge entertainment of it all.
As well as some new songs we had some old favourites, (liquid lunch a personal favourite) and the huge applause brought her back to the stage for two encores.
The final one, 'A Night Like This', brought the house down following some audience participation.
A key element of the evening were the wonderful 'Hockneyesque' style graphics that provided a perfect background, coupled with some inventive lighting throughout, all of which supported the musical treats provided.
When the evening was over the standing ovation was entirely justified and us and them happy.
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