Squeeze lead vocalist Glenn Tilbrook makes a welcome return to Tyneside whilst performing in front of a packed out crowd at the Sage Gateshead.

Glenn Tilbrook has been a regular visitor to the North East of England over the years with each of his respective projects. Squeeze played at this very venue back in November of last year, but for tonight’s show, Glenn leaves behind his esteemed colleagues, performing entirely solo.

The tone of the evening’s concert is very much one man and his guitar. This refreshing and somewhat enjoyable approach gives Glenn Tilbrook the opportunity to showcase many of his songs as the audience has never heard them before.

During the first half of the show, the crowd is treated to stripped back acoustic renditions of Squeeze classics such as the anthemic “Up the Junction”, “Labelled with Love” and “Cradle To The Grave”. Tilbrook’s voice still sounds incredible after all this time.

Glenn also includes covers from some of his favourite artists including a stunning take on Fleetwood Mac’s “Oh Well” and the Burt Bacharach and Hal David composition “There’s Always Something There to Remind Me”. Of course, the aforementioned song went on to become a hit single for several artists including Sandie Shaw.

Tilbrook picks up the pace during the second half of the show with “Chat Line Larry” by The Co-operative, which has the crowd hanging on every word. Grasping his trusty Fender Telecaster Tilbrook showcases his blistering fretwork during the likes of the funky Squeeze number “Take Me I’m Yours”, the band’s upbeat hit single “Slap and Tickle” and “Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)”. 

Glenn Tilbrook concludes his set of back to back classics with one of Squeeze’s biggest hits – “Tempted” and the incredibly infectious slice of rock and roll that is “Goodbye Girl”.

Throughout tonight’s career-spanning show, the North East faithful wholeheartedly celebrate Glenn Tilbrook’s life in music during a 90-minute set which perfectly represents his extensive songbook.

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Event Date: 27-Mar-2018

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Adam Kennedy is an experienced music photographer based in northeast England. He has been shooting concerts for several years, predominantly with the band Vintage Trouble. In 2013, he was one of their tour photographers, covering the UK and Ireland tour including the headline shows and as opening act for The Who. As an accomplished concert photographer, Adam's work has been featured in print such as, Classic Rock Blues Magazine, Guitarist Magazine, Blues in Britain magazine, broadcast on the MDA Telethon on ABC Television in the US, used in billboard advertising for Renaissance Hotels in the US, and featured online via music blogs such as Uber Rock and Guitar Planet. He is also the official photographer at Newcastle Rock and Blues Club.

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