Monday, 20 September 2021

Up close and personal with Elvis Costello

ELVIS COSTELLO got up and close and personal with his fans when he performed at the Henley Festival last night

ELVIS COSTELLO got up and close and personal with his fans when he performed at the Henley Festival last night (Thursday, July 7).

Five songs into his set, as he performed Everyday I Write The Book and Alison, the alternative rocker disappeared backstage then re-emerged among the crowd.

Spectators packed around him taking pictures on their phones as he walked up and down the aisles singing into a wireless microphone.

Costello barely spoke during his 90-minute show, which he opened with his 1978 singles Pump It Up and Radio Radio.

Accompanied by his band The Imposters, he raced through 20 songs including hits Oliver's Army, Clubland, Watching The Detectives and (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea.

The crowd were seated as he walked on stage but within minutes they were on their feet and dancing for the rest of the night.

For the full story, see next week's Henley Standard.

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