Review of concert at Halls for Cornwall
The Musical Director was Paul Barry, a
handsome and pleasant mannered man who wrote and presented
the program using some well known extracts from the Glenn
Miller Story, and the rest from his own knowledge of Glenn
Miller history. Throughout the program, he gave us information
about Glenn's life and career, as well as history about
the tunes the band played, and the members who played
those tunes in the original Glenn Miller bands.
This was truly a Glenn Miller Show, that
started like this:
[Spotlight on an old fashioned radio on
stage. Voice from the radio]
We now take you to Paris for a special
program. As many of you may know, Major Glenn Miller is
not with us this evening but, in his absence we will perform
this live radio broadcast exactly as he had planned it.
Our first number therefore will be ....
As the curtain raised, what we saw was
a professional looking band who were dedicated to perform
their best, and we were quite frankly thrilled and a little
spooked as the hairs on the back of our necks raised to
this quite emotional start to the concert.
The band sounded really good and very
close to the original Glenn Miller band. I have never
been so satisfied with a concert before because this,
from a Glenn Miller fan point of view, was a Glenn Miller
Reviewer: Pete King