Ralph McTell and Wizz Jones

Review of concert for silver arts award

Ralph McTell and Wizz Jones

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Starts: Wednesday 17 April 2019 9:00 AM

Ends: Wednesday 17 April 2019 5:00 PM

On Thu 21st June 2018, I went to The Cambridge Junction with my dad to watch Ralph McTell and Wizz Jones in concert.

After Ralph and Wizz produced their first album together in 2016, they decided to do this tour to celebrate their friendship.Ralph and Wizz played some songs they had composed together.  Ralph played some of his own songs solo and Wizz also did the same. Wizz’s fingerpicking was amazing. I have learnt that 2 famous musicians could make a successful album together as a team after having separate successful solo careers. 

I wasn’t expecting to ever see Ralph McTell again, as last year he visited Cambridge but I had to perform in a school recital on the very same evening at the same time!  I have dreamt about meeting Ralph for a long time and I thought it was impossible.  I was amazed that my impossible dream came true.

I really liked Ralphs song ‘From Clare to Here’ I was inspired by is fingerpicking on “Hands of Joseph”.  I always thought it was a religious song about St Joseph.  But it turned out to be about a man called Joseph who played guitar at his church in an expert fingerpicking style.  Ralph did not play my absolute favourite song “Streets of London” unfortunately, but I forgave him for that!  

I was annoyed at the time at having to wait in a very long queue to meet Ralph after the concert.  When I got to the front of the queue eventually, I was so caught up in the moment at meeting my hero that I omitted to take a photograph unfortunately.  I started listening to more of have been Ralph’s music since the concert and even all his non-mainstream songs.  I can’t wait till Ralph goes on tour again so I can see him again.  I would award this concert a 5 star rating.

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Roan McAuley

Roan McAuley

Roan is a guitarist working towards his Silver Arts Award.

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5 Comments

  • Simeon Monklet

    On 16 April 2019, 22:48 Simeon Monklet commented:

    Unfortunately I missed the concert, but now I've read this very informative review I feel as though I actually went!

  • Muni A

    On 18 April 2019, 20:29 Muni A commented:

    Roan I do hope you get another opportunity to take a picture with your hero. Your love for music and playing the guitar really shines through your writing.

  • Jean H

    On 19 April 2019, 23:04 Jean H commented:

    It must have been exciting to see these artists live. I also enjoy Ralph McTell's music.

  • Ian Mak

    On 21 April 2019, 14:15 Ian Mak commented:

    Amazing! :)

  • Thomas Barucki

    On 25 April 2019, 15:31 Thomas Barucki commented:

    Nice review. It made me listen to some songs from Ralph McTell.
    It's a good sign if you forget to take pictures. These are the real great moments.

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