Glenn Hughes performing at The Rescue Rooms Nottingham on Thursday 26th January 2017

Images and Review by Kevin Cooper

Glenn Hughes has written, played on and sung some of the best rock songs of all time and last night he showcased those talents to a packed Rescue Rooms.

Having been involved with Deep Purple, Trapeze and more recently Black Country Communion, this 65 year old voice of rock looked and sounded every inch a true rock star. Touring to promote his latest album, Resonate, he opened his thirteen song set with newbie, Flow, which went down a storm.

In the business for over 40 years, Hughes showed no complacency as he delivered a career spanning set of classic rock masterpieces, with the only thing missing being a nod to his last band, California Breed.

Dedicating Might Just Take Your Life to his dear departed friend, Jon Lord, the crowd loved every minute as Jay Boe’s excellent keyboard playing took centre stage. Homage was paid to Black Country Communion with the first track that he wrote for them, One Last Soul and his signature tune Black Country which echoed around the Rescue Rooms. Trapeze’s Medusa was one of the highlights of the set but new song Stumble And Go came a close second.

Joining him on stage was Swedish guitarist Soren Anderson, whose brilliant guitar riffs matched those of Hughes, and drummer Pontus Engborg who delivered some serious rhythm to songs such as Can’t Stop The Flood, Getting Tighter and You Keep On Movin’.

Between song banter saw him admitting that his new trousers were too tight, but that did not stop him from giving a blistering performance. Leaving the stage to rapturous applause, he returned for a two song encore which included new song Heavy before he thrilled this audience with a brilliant version of Burn. Still sounding as great as ever, Hughes had ended on a high as he made Nottingham rock.