Arlington Arts Centre
Newbury RG14 3BQ
Clearwater Creedence Revival
Relive the glory days of Creedence Clearwater Revival with this smashing tribute to the band!
This band was like a breath of fresh air. I was transported back to my youth. They had the full audience singing along. Finishing off with the classic Have you ever Seen The Rain, Without doubt the highlight of the festival. Andy Numark
The band took us on a melodic and spirited romp through the Fogerty songbook and related material. The lead singer plays the rhythm guitar and gives these full-blooded jukebox hits full throttle whilst the lead guitar lines are played by his axe partner, so the visual dynamic is a tad different from what you will see on any footage of the source group. There were plenty of spontaneous singalong moments, it being hard to resist the choruses of Have You Ever Seen The Rain, Bad Moon Rising, opener Proud Mary, the choppy swamp rock of Green River. I was pleased they included Fortunate Son and the propulsive Run Through The Jungle – puffing harp break and all, but maybe the best received song was the old folk tune Cottonfields. Every member of this crew plays the numbers with a crisp style that reeks of experience but moreover love. Born On The Bayou captured the classic CCR voodoo vibe. No pseudo Yankee chat, just the songs delivered with a friendly relish.