The Globe was a sell-out, no surprise when the live music on offer tonight the combination of Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake) and the British female Joe Bonamassa – Joanne Shaw Taylor, the music lovers from Cardiff and beyond definitely wanted to be at this event tonight.
Bernie Marsden showcased his new album Shine leading the acoustic duo of himself and Jim Kirkpatrick, who accompanied on guitar including sliding and backing vocals. Bernie played a very entertaining set and a real advertisement for his latest album Shine. The highlights were the outing with his famous double-necked guitar on Ain’t Gonna Cry No More and wonderful cover of Fleetwood Mac’s Dragonfly. This was a great set from a class act!
After a short break Joanne Shaw Taylor and her band stepped out on the stage to an excited crowd who all had great anticipation for the next musical delights on tonight’s menu.
The Albert Collins signature telecaster was definitely dancing to Joanne’s tune tonight. All members of the band were attired in black the exception was the orange suede shoes Joanne was wearing – there was nothing dark about the music this was electric blues.
The sound guys had done a great job which meant Joanne’s vocals were sounding on top form, and she had the confidence that her band were tight never missing the beat and acting as the perfect backdrop for her searing guitar performance as she delivered a set including numbers from previous albums and her latest The Dirty Truth.
Joanne lets her guitar tell the story, tonight we saw her warm smile and banter about never thought when she started performing blues guitar at 14 she would have to defend herself over a song title, Wrecking Ball which is inspired by Bruce Springsteen rather that Miley Cyrus! She then showed she had no need to justify anything this was a vintage JST number oozing zinging passion from the strings and heart.
Bernie joined her for a couple of songs adding his guitar and vocals for a duelling of guitar work that they both thoroughly enjoyed, this energy spread across the audience as they loved to see such fine guitarists in Cardiff on a Tuesday.
This was a night where the guitar was played by the Queen of Guitars Joanne Shaw Taylor, tonight was an evening many will be talking about the amazing gig they were at and Going Home, from her latest album was the perfect finale.
Bernie Marsden Set List
Ain’t No Love In The Heart of the City
Till the Day I Die;
Who Do We Think We Are?;;
Ain’t Gonna Cry No More;
Here I Go Again.
Joanne Shaw Taylor Set List
Mud Honey* – The Dirty Truth Album
Just Another Word – White Sugar
Watch ‘em Burn – White Sugar
Jealousy – Almost, Always, Never Album
Diamonds in the Dirt – Diamonds in the Dirt Album
Wrecking Ball* – The Dirty Truth Album
Tried, Tested And True* – The Dirty Truth Album
Walking in the Shadow of the Blues (w/ Bernie Marsden)
Let It Burn (w/ Bernie Marsden) – Diamonds in the Dirt Album
Tied and Bound* – The Dirty Truth Album
Going Home – White Sugar
The Dirty Truth* – The Dirty Truth Album