Originally published by The Birmingham Mail. My 2008.
For a night of classic acoustic rock, you couldn’t go far wrong than a gig by singer/songwriter Midge Ure. Where other solo artists would struggle to fill the stage, Midge seemed to revel in the sparseness.
He began with Ultravox’s Loves Great Adventure and Personal Heaven before playing his co-creation of Visage’s Fade To Grey and delightful rendition of One Small Day.
Midge pulled a couple of classic covers out of the bag with Peter Green’s Man of the World and a stunning version of the Walker Brothers classic No Regrets, before finishing the set with Dancing with Tears In My Eyes.
He proved he has retained his sense of humour when he came back for the encores by playing the first couple of bars of the song that stopped Vienna from reaching number one, Joe Dolce’s Shaddup You Face before finishing an excellent night with Hymn and If I Was.
Ian D. Hall