"I can't hear you," says Sharleen, holding the microphone out to the crowd for them to sing bits of a song here and there. I'm no gig-guru, but I'm pretty sure I pay for my ticket so the performers sing the song for me rather than the other way around. Normally I cringe at this behaviour but by the end of the gig I am doing what I am told and singing with aplomb! Therein lies the power of Spiteri -a show-woman who has the chops to back up her cheeky stage banter with stellar vocals and an oasis of stage honesty in a desert of jaded pretence found with so many performers today. Ninety minutes of why we still love this band in the comfortable seated arrangement of the Eventim Apollo... middle-aged heaven!
Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
Thu Nov 14 2013
Time Out says
Posted: Wed May 15 2013
Long ago they were indie mainstays, but Scottish rockers Texas have long since reinvented themselves as big-league soul-rockers. They went on hiatus in the middle of the last decade, but now they're back with a new album – 'The Conversation' – which features songwriting by Richard Hawley and Bernard Butler, and shouldn't stray too far from the Radio 2 rock pattern the group have established over the last two decades.