Merry Christmas Everybody Tour review

IT'S not often you get three great bands all in one evening. But on Friday night at the Regent the audience were rocking and rolling.

Merry Christmas Tour 2007

At Ipswich's Regent Theatre

Friday

IT'S not often you get three great bands all in one evening.

But on Friday night at the Regent the audience were rocking and rolling to a festive treat.

Now in its 15th year, the Merry Christmas Tour is a celebration of some of the greatest rock tracks in British musical history.

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And with Slade, T-Rextasy and Mud completing the line-up there was no shortage of hits - with Rocket and The Secrets That You Keep among others.

Kicking off with Mud, the audience got in the mood and the old rockers showed us once again that they know best.

Clapping along, the audience lapped it up.

After the interval it was time to up the tempo with a little bit of T-Rextasy.

With the glitter and the glamour that you might expect, T Rextasy do exactly what they say on the tin.

Songs like, I Love to Boogie, Telegraph Sam and Twentieth Century Boy set the agenda.

As compere Stephen Foster, of BBC radio Suffolk, said : “This is the closest you'll get to the T Rex sound.”

But it was Slade that proved their worth and got the fans going once and for all with their classic hits.

An unsurpassed night of unashamed passion for timeless rock and roll, The Merry Christmas Tour 2007 hit all the right notes.

Long live the professionals.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

By Noddy Holder and Jim Lea.

Are you hanging up a stocking on your wall?

It's the time that every Santa has a ball

Does he ride a red nosed reindeer?

Does a 'ton up' on his sleigh

Do the fairies keep him sober for a day?

So here it is merry Christmas

Everybody's having fun

Look to the future now

It's only just begun

Are you waiting for the family to arrive?

Are you sure you got the room to spare inside?

Does your granny always tell ya that the old are the best?

Then she's up and rock 'n' rollin' with the rest

So here it is merry Christmas

Everybody's having fun

Look to the future now

It's only just begun

What will your daddy do

When he sees your Mama kissin' Santa Claus?

Ah ah

Are you hanging up a stocking on your wall?

Are you hoping that the snow will start to fall?

Do you ride on down the hillside in a buggy you have made?

When you land upon your head then you've been slayed

So here it is merry Christmas

Everybody's having fun

Look to the future now

It's only just begun

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