Starr & The Roundheads Live
amazing Ringo Starr brings his
effortless performance to high-
definition DVD with the one-night event
Ringo Starr & The Roundheads Live,
filmed at the historic Genesee Theatre
in Waukegan, Illinois...
RINGO STARR MAKES HIS PRESENCE FELT immediately as he casually saunters onto
the stage, appearing relaxed and confident. Already he has the attention of
the crowd, many of whom are singing along to his signature tune, With A Little
Help From My Friends.
The friends assisting him this time are the band members of The Roundheads,
backing Ringo as he performs five Beatles classics and his greatest solo hits
for a career-spanning set, and special guest Colin Hay. The Roundheads line-up
is: Mark Hudson, Steve Dudas, Matt Bissonette, Greg Bissonette, Gary Burr and
Mark Har. Background vocals are from Cecelia Noel and the superb saxophone and
flute player for Colin Hay is James Perkins.
This is superb showmanship with Ringo interacting well with everybody, looking
impossibly younger than his years, slim and fit and full of energy and enthusiasm
for his art. This versatile musician has never lost his appeal over the decades.
Ringo Starr & The Roundheads Live is filmed at the historic Genesee Theatre
in Waukegan, Illinois, and is a fantastic example of Ringo's ability to charm
his audience with his lively personality and sense of fun. There is a great
rapport on stage among the musicians.
This marvellous DVD is a must for any collection. Ringo, as part of The Beatles,
made a very big splash on the music scene back in the Sixties and had a fan
following of his own. Since then he has proved himself to have a lively personality
that can delight and mesmerise an audience.
Colin Hay sings on Who Can It Be Now?, a beautiful song with a lovely
saxophone playing. Ringo's pure enjoyment as he sings Octopus's Garden
and Yellow Submarine is contagious and he is marvellous as he belts out
one of my favourites, Back Off Boogaloo. And I have always had a soft
spot for Photograph.
Ringo's latest recording is Choose Love, a lovely, punchy melody that
suits his voice. The first song he ever wrote, Don't Pass Me By, is a
credit to him and he plays a little piano as he sings. The song written for
Ringo by John Lennon, I'm The Greatest, speaks for itself! Give Me
Back The Beat is another fine song and the second on Ringo's new CD called
Signing off with blessings of Love and Peace, the former Beatle looks just as
fresh at the end of his hectic performance as he was at the beginning. You won't
want to miss the fantastic experience of Ringo in action on the terrific DVD
Ringo Starr & The Roundheads Live and we look forward to many more of
Ringo Starr & The Roundheads Live
will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on 19 March 2012. RRP: £11.99. Sound Stage
Produced and Directed by Joe Thomas.
Tracklisting: 1 It Don't Come Easy | 2 Octopus's Garden
| 3 Choose Love | 4 I Wanna Be Your Man | 5 Who Can It Be Now
(With Colin Hay) | 6 Don't Pass Me By | 7 I'm The Greatest | 8
Give Me Back The Beat | 9 Memphis In Your Mind | 10 Photograph
| 11 Back Off Boogaloo | 12 Yellow Submarine | 13 Act Naturally
| 14 With A Little Help From My Friends.
"You won't want to miss the fantastic experience of Ringo in action on the terrific
DVD Ringo Starr & The Roundheads Live"
Maggie Woods, MotorBar