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Yes: 50th Anniversary Tour – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Prog Rock behemoth, Yes, is celebrating a BIG birthday – it’s 50 years since Chris Squire and Jon Anderson were introduced by London club owner, Jack Barrie. Joined by drummer, Bill Bruford, guitarist, Peter Banks and Tony Kaye on keyboards, the new band started performing in 1968. Throughout its history, the line-up has been fluid with regular ...

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Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Reviewer:  Selwyn Knight Formed nearly 50 years ago by Jon Anderson and Chris Squire, Yes is known for its extravagant performances, elliptic lyrics and convoluted music. And, of course, the many changes in line-ups as members came and went over the years. Anderson, together with long-standing ex-band members Rick Wakeman and Trevor Rabin, formed ARW and they are now touring, ...

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Yes – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Roger Evans' Yes logo

Reviewer: Selwyn Knight After almost 50 years and almost countless changes in personnel, the prog rock behemoth that is Yes is touring again. This incarnation comes tinged with sadness as Chris Squire, the only constant member in that time, died in June 2015 shortly after being diagnosed with leukaemia. And the opening to the concert is a poignant and moving ...

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Jimeoin – Yes, Yes, Whatever…?! – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Luke Walker When a stand-up comedian confesses "I'm looking at you with the same surprise you're looking at me" things can go one of two ways. Luckily, being the hands of such a skilled comedian as Jimeoin for an evening means the pressure is off us and, judging by Jimeoin's incredibly relaxed stage persona, it's also off him. A ...

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Punt & Dennis: Ploughing on Regardless – Liverpool Playhouse

Writers: Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin If you enjoy taking a look at the quirky side of everyday life you'll find Ploughing on Regardless a real treat. Radio 4 favourites Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis (of The Now Show etc) bring their lopsided logic to the stage in an effortlessly unsophisticated but compelling manner. While some comics ...

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Yes, Prime Minister – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Director: Jonathan Lynn Designer: Simon Higlett Lighting Designer: Tim Mitchell Sound: Andrea J Cox Reviewer: Bill Avenell [rating:2.5]   The omens were good; a full house, an attractive set, an excited buzz in the auditorium and memories of those classic, witty, TV episodes with the sparring of Edington and Hawthorne. But that was where it went wrong. Those memories were ...

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