Blind Boys Of Alabama – St Davids Hall

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St Davids Hall 26th May –

Bank Holiday Monday, and if you want your spirits raised then St David’s Hall, Cardiff was the place for you. Before The Blind Boys of Alabama stepped on the stage the crowd were entertained by a duo of Chris King on guitar & vocals, and Owain on keyboards, as the crowd waited for the spirit to descend upon them. The Blinds Boys Of Alabama filled the auditorium with a full-on sound and a quality lesson in enjoying the gospel sound. They first sang together in 1944 and even after seven decades of singing their harmonies are still spot on, full of vocal colours and textures. The songs flowed one after another with different members taking the lead with a running commentary from Blind Boys founding member Jimmy Carter so the audience felt included and they showed their love and affection back. At times it was being in a Church as at one point everyone was up on their feet, swaying to the beat with hands in the air clapping, etc. They showcased their latest CD; I’ll Find A Way including God Put a Rainbow In the Cloud; I’ll Find A Way (To Carry It All) and then there was the wonderful high tenor almost soprano singing on There Will Never Be Any Peace (Until God Is Seated At The Conference Table). Into the mix they threw in tracks everyone recognised including I Shall Not be Moved and a really different version of Amazing Grace to the chord sequence of House of The Rising Sun.. This was a feel good evening with audience members getting involved with chanting arm waving and smiling yes, everyone left feeling good.

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