Dr Hook Theatre Royal Castlebar Review by Kathleen Barclay

Jeff Tuttle and Dr Hook
Jeff Tuttle and Dr Hook

Dr Hook

Venue : Theatre Royal Castlebarr

Date: Thursday 29th October 2009

Having travelled 4 hours to get to this part of the 32 counties I was hoping the show in hand would not disappoint.

A massive crowd of over 1600 were in attendance to see the opening night of this the Irish Tour by American Music Icons Dr Hook.  The show kicked off with Jeff Tuttle and his band who were from Co. Mayo. Jeff is a very good country singer with a nice deep rich voice that came across to the listening public .

After a short intermission the stars of tonight’s Extravaganza took to the stage without any fuss.  As you would expect Dr Hook voice Ray Sawyer gave you all the hits you would expect, cover of The Rolling Stone, Sharing The Night Together, When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Women, and Walk Right In to same just a few.  This was as if you were transported back in time to when Dr Hook were Mega stars.  The Atmosphere in the Theatre during Hook’s show was electric and the audience sang along with every song, in fact you could say Ray Sawyer had them (the Audience) eating out of his hand.  For those who did not realise it Dr Hook had 2 lead singers in their time Ray Sawyer & Dennis Locorriere before Dennis decided to Part Company with the band.  But this was Ray Sawyers Dr Hook as Dennis Now does his own solo show.

If you had sat at home and played the original records to yourself you wouldn’t have noticed the difference in tonight’s show that’s how classy this band were, to describe the show you could only use truly magnificent from start to finish.

Kathleen is one half of the Irish Connection Radio Show (www.theirishconnectionradioshow.com)  – you can tune into Sean at Feile FM 103.2fm or listen online at www.feilefm.com from 09.00am to midday on Sunday.