I don’t think I will ever forget this Gig, it was amazing. It was celebrating 50 years of the Fender stratocaster and best of all it was all for charity. Below is the full line up.
The Crickets, Brian May, RonnieWood and Albert Lee
Theresa Andersson and Albert Lee
Mike Rutherford and Paul Carrack
Paul Rodgers/Brian May/Joe Walsh/Andy Fairweather-Low
The First act was The Crickets, with Brian May, Ronnie Wood and Albert lee also joining in. They really did get the audience in the mood (all 10,000 of them) with some classic tracks like Oh Boy, Maybe Baby, More Than I can Say, I Fought The Law, Every Day, Peggy Sue and That’ll Be The Day.
After the Crickets had given everyone a taste of what was to come the legendary Hank Marvin took to the stage playing some of The Shadows greatest Music including apache. Playing along side him was his son who was on acoustic Guitar.
After Hank marvin it was Theresa Andersson’s turn, she was later joined by Albert lee.
Next up was Mike Rutherford and paul Carrack A huge cheer went up when Paul Carrack and Mike Rutherford come on to the Wembley stage to play some great songs including How Long, All Along The Watchtower, While My Guitar Gently Weeps (tribute to the late Beatle, George Harrison) and the Genesis hit, I Can’t Dance.
As for the next act on I think everyone knows about this guy Gary Moore give us a great performance leaving people mesmorised by his skillfull Guitar playing. When wathcing him play you can really see the effort he puts into his Guitar playing.
After watching the mighty Gary Moore it was time for a short break before the second half of the show.
The second half was started by Jamie Cullum, he had absolutly nothing to do with playing the Guitar but still seemed to get a good response from the audience.
After a fairly slow long performance from Jamie, Amy Winehouse headed for the stage and played three songs, Take The Box, In My Bed and Stronger Than Me.
Next up was the much needed Paul Rogers who really lifted the audience with his brillinat set including Muddy Water Blues, Drinking, Alright Now and Can’t Get Enough. Brian May also came on Half way through to give Paul a helping hand.
After the audience got warmed up again, Joe walsh hit the stage playing Life’s Been Good, Funk 49, Rocky Mountain Way and Life In The Fast Lane.
Joe was followed by Phil Manzanera who played 6 p.m from his album. He then introduced the next Guitarist which was David Gilmour playing an amazing set of 3 songs which where Marooned and Coming Back To Life (from the album, The Division Bell) and Sorrow (from A Momentary Lapse Of Reason).
After David Gilmours stunning performance it was tiume for the last Guitarst which was Ronnie wood who played Ooh La La.
He was then joined by all the artist’s that had performed on the night for the Faces Song, Stay With me where all the Guitarists took turns at soloing. It will be a memorable night as I am sure you will not see David Gilmour, Hank Marvin, Brian May, Gary Moore and all the other legendary Guitarists on the same stage ever again.
5 out of 5