Let the Audience do the Talking!
By Rhea Soulsby
Who can believe we are nearly at the end of the first month of And Finally’s… brand spanking new tour?! I certainly can’t! How time flies when you’re having fun…
As I’m sure you know, this year is a very special one for And Finally… Phil Collins as we celebrate our 10th year together. There are certainly no signs of us slowing down and this year is set to be the busiest yet, what with 70 tour dates, 2 mini tours in France, a return to the Wolverhampton Grand and 2 unique shows in September featuring performances by the ‘And Finally… Big Band’, ‘And Finally… Unplugged’ and the main ‘And Finally… Phil Collins’ show. (I’m not sure our producer Tim will have any hair left by Christmas…)
We’ve had an absolute astounding amount of positive feedback from our audience so far, with many people buying tickets for the next nearest show as soon as they can. We even had a lovely group of people who travelled 135 miles just to see us in Stratford upon Avon! We’ve also received many pictures of our new members of the ‘And Finally… Phil Collins Pen Association’ (say that 5 times fast…) We are very honoured and you can often see us blushing as we check our messages on Facebook!
Here’s a few examples of the very kind words from our amazing audience:
Had a great time at the Marina Theatre tonight, 10/10 for performance and crowd interaction; this band sums up how superb the music industry can be. 😊 – Reece Grimes
Well, sorry Phil Collins… you should be nervous. And Finally… were AMAZING!! – Ann Stanley
You guys were awesome last night, so awesome I bought a pen. Please please please come back to the Ipswich Regent again. Can’t recommend you enough. – Jeremy Stephens
What a fantastic evening we’ve had at the Stratford ArtsHouse tonight. Great music, enjoyed the brass band, drums and backing singers. Will be seeing you again! – Betty LeFeuvre
If you’re a Phil Collins or Genesis fan, make sure that you go and see this band next time they visit the Isle of Wight, they’re fab. They’ve definitely found a new fan! A really well paced and performed show last night. – Tina Hyde (The Island Radio)
At the Ipswich Regent seeing And Finally… for the third time. Excellent as per usual! – Mark Cole
The gig was fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anybody. The sound was fantastic, the choreography was fun and if you close your eyes, it’s the closest thing to Phil Collins I’ve ever heard, so thank you all for a wonderful evening! – Ian Mac (Vectis Radio)
A great show at the Medina Theatre. Perfect sound balance. Very professional band all round. Being a drummer myself I loved the 2 drum kits and percussion section. Great performances. – Clare Jilani
Just want to say how much my friend and I enjoyed your show at the Medina Theatre tonight. Everything was spot on. Close your eyes and listen, it’d be pretty tricky to separate you from the man himself! Keep up the great sounds and come back very soon… Please!! – Keith Walker
Amazing evening, I swear you were better than the real McCoy! I’m in love with Chris, and Sam the sax man was so entertaining. See you in Sept in Dorset! – Maria Cowen
What a fantastic evening at the Tivoli Theatre last night. You guys just get better and better. I have been watching you from the very first performance and yesterday I can honestly say was brilliant. Love watching you all and I am looking forward to seeing you all again soon. – Heather and Kevin Doyle
Just loving this – fab band, fab singer, fab dollybirds, fab set, fab lighting and sound, fab everything. And especially fab drummer!! – Stephanie Stewart
At the Tivoli Theatre watching these guys… BRILLIANT! Excellent singers, musicians and loving the lighting! Looking forward to the second half! – Hannah Marsh
Absolutely brilliant night at the Tivoli Theatre. Thank you everyone. Great to see fantastic talent in our local theatre. – Vicki Coe
Want to book tickets? Check out our tour page to see where we are playing. Ticket links are being updated all the time so don’t fear if your nearest venue is not up for sale yet. Keep checking back and we’ll keep you posted. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram also!
See all you lovely lot very soon!
“Beyond a certain point, the music isn’t mine anymore. It’s yours.” ― Phil Collins
Photos by Helen Edwards www.helenedwardsphotography.co.uk