Well what can I say? Fragile were HOT.
Mr Kyps has to be one of the best places for live music. The sound system was excellent, the beer warm and the atmosphere electric.
From the great start of YES sound bites going into the Firebird Suite to the Encore of Roundabout and Endless Dreams this was a gig to remember. The band were as tight as ever and just how do they get so close to the right sound I will never know. Steve Carney is getting better everytime I've seen Fragile. OK no Jon Anderson but brings something fresh to the YES songs. Good on them to do tracks from Drama..Machine Messiah was rocking.
Steve Carney...Just Brilliant
Jon Bastable...Got that Bass Rocking AKA Chris Squire
Mitch Harwood..Great sticks, most of the time you couldn't see him behind his kit,might have been Alan White for all we knew
Tom Dawe...Made the only mistake of the night
Good solid backing on rhythm quitar.
Max Hunt...Or was it Patrick Moraz? Superb keyboards, I found a replacement for Rick if YES want to carry on touring after 2006
OK so I enjoyed it last night. It's been over a year since I last heard YES music live at Powderham Castle and needed my fix desperately. Roll on Thur 8th September when I can get to The Brook at Southampton