Delight and fun from Bandstand

Adele tribute brings delight and Buddy Holly has everybody dancing at Bandstand - writes John Mclean.

Adele tribute Home-town Glory captivated the audience (on July 31) with elegance and charisma.

The mood is relaxed as they play early renditions of the epic ‘Set Fire to the Rain’ and ‘Make You Feel My Love’ with its calming piano melody. Home-town Glory bring a cheerful, uplifting energy to songs like ‘Don’t You Remember’, ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Chasing Pavements’ despite the seriousness or sad themes behind the lyrics.

She fully embraces the role of Adele, acting as if she’s her, it is a convincing likeness.

The following night Buddy Holly & The Bandstand Show play all the hits ‘That’ll Be The Day’, ‘Heartbeat’, ‘Peggy Sue’, ‘Raining In My Heart’, ‘Oh Boy!’ Buddy and lead guitarist share vocals throughout the set. ‘All Shook Up’, ‘La Bamba’, ‘Twist and Shout’ are among many covers from the fifties era.

Thick rim glasses indicate the artist we celebrate tonight but it’s more of a tribute to rock and roll than Buddy Holly.

There is less focus on looking and sounding like the original but they manage to get everybody dancing.

Adele was the complete tribute package whereas Buddy Holly show was all about having fun at the Bandstand this week.