Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp

Last night (4th June 2022) I attended the Jeff Beck concert which was originally scheduled for 22nd May 2020! It had been a long wait. It was an interesting evening. The talented Sharon Corr (founding member of The Corrs) provided a quality support set.

Firstly, it was announced that Johhny Depp would be featuring with the band on guitar and vocals.

Secondly, whilst waiting in the queue outside Manchester Apollo I saw the great British Blues singer/song-writer Chantel McGregor walk by. A few years ago, Chantel had been gracious enough to allow me access to her sound-check so that I could sketch her. Three paintings and two lino-cuts resulted from that gig. See below.

Thirdly, I bumped into Owen Llewelyn Richards during the set change. Some time ago Owen played guitar with Skeletal Family when they supported The Damned. Owen features in an oil on canvas inspired by Skeletal Family (again, see below).

Fourthly, the guy in the next seat to me, Andy, is due to appear on the stage at the Apollo very soon when he plays drums with The Salford Jets in Support of Peter Hook and The Light.

What a great evening! There will be a painting from this gig….watch this space folks!