Billy Ocean - Review

Billy Ocean - performing at Rothes Halls, Glenrothes 8/5/13
Billy Ocean - performing at Rothes Halls, Glenrothes 8/5/13

AUDIENCES took a step back in time to the 1980s on Thursday night as they felt the motion of the Ocean at the Rothes Halls, Glenrothes!

Billy Ocean is back on the road and his new live show did not disappoint. The concert was a sell-out and he proved exactly why he has 30 million record sales under his belt - he was fantastic.

Supporting him was the all-female group, Woman, which is made up of three formidable world-class singers in their own right. They opened the show with a selection of their own inspired arrangements of typically male songs which included “Paradise City” by Guns and Roses and “Walk This Way”, originally a hit for American rock band, Aerosmith. Their voices were superb and it would definately be worth going to see them perform again.

But it was the headline act which stole the show.

All the favourites were there including “Love Really Hurts Without You”, “Loverboy”, “Get Outta My Dreams”, “When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going” and “Caribbean Queen” (which ended Ocean’s two-hour stage showcase).

The audience were on their feet dancing to his string of popular hits and more than a few ladies even made their way to the stage for a handshake and a kiss!

As well as his greatest hits, he also treated the crowd to songs from his new album entitled ‘Here You Are’ which features songs which have influenced his musical career including “No Woman No Cry” by the legendary Bob Marley.

Ocean may have been away from the spotlight for a few years, but he proved that he still has the moves and the fantastic voice which first made him a global star over thirty years ago.