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The James Taylor Story (Night Owl Productions)

By | Published on Tuesday 15 August 2017

Unmissable for James Taylor fans! This is not a tribute show; rather it’s a well-researched and presented documentary film, with live music interspersed with conversation from singer/guitarist Dan Clews, a wonderful talent in his own right. Clews was a humble, sympathetic interpreter of Taylor’s songs – he sounded just like him. All the hits and some lesser known numbers were played – we all sang with him for ‘You’ve Got A Friend’ and ‘Shower The People’. My own James Taylor favourite is ‘Fire and Rain’ and Clews’ performance was immaculate – lovely voice and great guitar. James Taylor’s life story is a difficult one, troubled with addiction and mental illness, but it’s not sensationalised and the show is ultimately about fulfilment and redemption.

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Rodgers]