Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac performing their European Tour at The Royal Concert Hall Nottingham on Thursday 28th March 2024.

Images and Review by Kevin Cooper

Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac are not just any tribute band, they are one of the best as they showed at the Royal Concert Hall on Thursday night. Formed in 1999 in Liverpool by drummer Allan Cosgrove, they went through the supergroup’s back catalogue with consummate ease.

When the lights went out, Mick Fleetwood appeared across the rear screens and thanked the band for keeping the spirit of Fleetwood Mac’s music alive and then with a drum roll announced the presence of the band.

Opening with Big Love from the Tango In The Night album, the seven piece band took the crowd on a mesmerising trip through the hits from that album and 1977’s Rumours, their seminal release which catapulted the band into one of the biggest musical acts in the world.

With the first set comprising ten songs, when the intro to Dreams began, the crowd erupted in excitement for the popular hit. There was a stripped back version of Christine McVie’s Say You Love Me that showcased Sophie Worsley’s sweet and strong vocals as did the classic Songbird which was a real highlight. The first set was finished with Gold Dust Woman which brought Jess Harwood’s excellent vocals to the fore.

The second set opened with a nod to Peter Green as the band entertained with The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown) which went down a treat. Undoubtedly this half of the show was for dancing as Black Magic Woman, Gypsy and You Make Loving Fun had more of the previously relaxed crowd up and dancing to the iconic songs.

With guitarists James Harrison, Etienne Girard and Scott Poley ramping up the energy for Little Lies, the band went on to deliver a beautiful rendition of Landslide. Everyone was on their feet for Go Your Own Way before a remarkable twenty-eight song set was brought to an end with a stellar rendition of Rhiannon.

Back on for Don’t Stop and Tusk, this was the perfect song for the very talented musicians to show off their skills. On this performance Mick Fleetwood was right; the legacy of Fleetwood Mac is in excellent hands.