The Human League, Colston
Hall, Bristol ONE of the best-selling Eighties groups, still comprising Phil
Oakey, Susanne Sulley and Joanne Catherall, kept the crowd enthralled from
the moment they took to the stage and set just the right note for the
Christmas party spirit.
They began with recent material but in due course they reverted back to the
music which made them a household name - and this was what the audience had
come to hear. As they belted out their old hits The Lebanon, Sound Of The
Crowd, Love Action, and of course, Don't You Want Me, they sounded as fresh
and sharp as when they took the British music scene by storm back in the
Oakey strutted his stuff about the stage as he sang, supported admirably by
Sulley and Catherall.
The whole band worked tirelessly to put over a strong, professional
performance, and their ceaseless efforts to please their audience was
rewarded by a delighted and happy crowd demanding encores at the end of the
Time has not aged the League, nor diminished them in any way. They have
still got what it takes, and they can still put a song across.
It was a wonderful night out, and a marvellous start to the Christmas
festivities - for everyone there.