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A special evening for fans of this 1980s band
If you are a fan of the 1980s British band Squeeze or have heard
Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze performing at The Queens Hall, Narberth
your parents talking about such favourites as 'Cool for Cats', 'Labelled with Love', and 'Pulling Mussels (from the Shell)', then you are in for a treat. The two singer-songwriters from Squeeze, Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook are playing a small number of intimate shows ahead of a major British autumn tour.
On 11th July they played at The Queens Hall, Narberth, a 400 capacity (standing) town hall in this small market town in south west Wales, and they have more shows coming up, including at The Victoria, Menai Bridge on Anglesey, North Wales on 13th July, at The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal in Cumbria on 15th July, and at The Floral Pavilion, New Brighton on 16th July.
Playing a mixture of old favourites, new (and equally brilliant)
Chris Difford of Squeeze, at The Queens Hall, Narberth
songs and a few that slipped through the recording net earlier in their careers, these incredibly talented musicians, accompanying themselves on guitar, had the crowd dancing and singing all night. You can't beat a great melody and lyrics that stay with you for a lifetime.
They played a two-hour set, from 8pm to 10pm, with a 15 minute break, to a capacity audience, which included plenty of the younger generation in amongst the silver surfers.
Being in a relatively small space with musicians of this calibre does not bear comparison with larger, purpose-built music venues. The atmosphere is magical and you come away feeling you've being part of something special.