THE ZOMBIES KENTISH TOWN FORUM LIVE REVIEW


10TH NOVEMBER 2015

The zombies started out in St Albans during the spring of 1961 and went on to have considerable success in America and the Far East as part of the British invasion. After they split in 1967 the band went their separate ways and onto other projects. They reformed in 2004 with Rod Argent's older cousin, Jim Rodford and his son Steve on bass and drums and Keith Airey on guitar (now replaced by Tom Toomey) with Colin Blunstone once again fronting the band. Since 2004 The Zombies have gone from strength to strength picking up fans all over the world including uncharted territories like Italy. They have just competed a six week tour of America and are embarking on a European tour later this month. It is obvious that these guys still have the stamina to perform vigorous tours to eager fans and have the talent and enthusiasm to show the youngsters how it's really done.

After receiving a rapturous reception the band opened a magnificent set with an edgy version of I Love You, a B side of their 1965 song Whenever You're Ready. From the get go it is clear that all at The Forum are witnessing a very special concert and in the presence of master musicians, some of the best the UK has ever produced. They are on top form. Colin Blunstone's vocals are just as recognizable as ever and he can still hit the high notes! Age has given his vocals more resonance and improved tonality. His vocals are simply magnificent and is surely the envy of singers half his age.