By Karen Schlosberg Mainstay singer/songwriter/guitarist Dave Wakeling and the band were in fine form in Lowell, whipping through a hit-laden 90-minute set to an enthusiastic crowd. The English Beat has always embraced both love and social justice in its music, from joy to anger. Now in its 40th year, the Birmingham, England-bred band was born […]
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Though Al Stewart can’t hit the high notes like he used to, his distinctive, crisp voice is still strong and melodic at 72.
This smaller setting allowed for more casual ease and intimacy between the audience and the band.