His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen
21st March 2016
Most 67 years olds would be sitting at home, retired or pondering retirement, but Lulu she is I the middle of a 35 date tour, called an Evening with Lulu performing her hits and songs that have influenced her career… in 2015 she released her first self penned album ” Making Life Rhyme “and did her first tour in 10 years, she had so much fun and she decided to do it again 2016
It is a 2 hour set that, many of the band nowadays half her age couldn’t do.
Throughout the evening we are told stories and reminded that she has worked with some of the best out there including the late David Bowie and she does her rendition of “The Man Who Sold The World”
We get told when she was going to write some songs and was wondering how to go about it and she realised she lived with one of the best song writers around Maurice Gibb and we get a story about the Bee Gees meeting up during one of their band split ups and how they all met in a room for the first time in ages and just penned a song their and then.
Another story of the evening is her affection for Sydney Poitier and about her being a 19 year-old cast for her film debut ” To Sir With Love” and how at that time the film couldn’t be made in America and singing the title track which went to number one in the US pop charts for 5 weeks in 1967, then she says we will sing it now and I have updated it a bit, the crowd love it.
During the evening she brings on the Military Wives Choir and they perform a rendition of “Cry” which brings a standing ovation from the crowd.
The last song is looming and Lulu says “I know what you want me to play and I know what you want me to sing, so let’s do it” and that now famous “Weeeellllll” is shouted out and “Shout” is played, the military wife’s choir appear down the middle of the aisle to get people up and dancing but they need no encouragement and all are dancing and singing away.
Her voice throughout is immense, still great…