Not The Rolling Stones came to the Acapela Studios with the reputation of being THE best Rolling Stones tribute acts in the UK. And they certainly lived up to their billing tonight.
With Mike Jagger they have a front man who is SO like his namesake it is frightening at times. He, and ‘Keith’ have certainly done their homework and have the individual mannerisms of The Glimmer Twins down to a T. 
The big question on the night was what songs they would pull out of the impressive canon of songs that belong to The Rolling Stones.
And you know you’re onto a winner when your first song of the evening has the crowd on their feet immediately and singing along from note one. As the first chord crashed from ‘Keith’s Telecaster we knew we were in for a great evening. And the first song? ……Jumpin’ Jack Flash.
Acapela was Sold-Out, it was bouncing from song one and it was like an oven in there. It must have been very much like those early Stones gigs but the band tonight had over 50 years of songs to chose from.The next song lifted the roof even higher as the band launched into another uptempo toe tapper guaranteed to get the audience dancing….Let’s Spend The Night Together.
………..Tonight was one of the best nights I’ve ever had at Acapela. And it came at just the right time for me. A gift from God. And those 6 people up on that stage who gave everything they had tonight. I think they might have been surprised at how well they were received. The Acapela is probably not their normal type of venue. It just goes to show that no matter what type of venue bands play at – although the Acapela happens to be quite brilliant – it’s the relationship between band and audience that matters. And tonight at The Chapel they were both literally singing from the same hymn sheet. If they come back. I’m there!!
For the full review visit the Macwood Fleet blog.