Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Manchester was quite simply superb. Vocally John was at his very best with I Don’t Want To Know / My Creator in my opinion proving that his voice is better than ever. Danny Thompson even applauded him after it. Danny proved to be a great partner who has to be seen to be believed. His playing is outstanding. Following the gig at Telford which was poorly attended Manchester rekindled my faith in Johns fans. It was practicaly full. The audience were appreciative and John certainly fed from that and seemed to be really enjoying himself. The acoustics were fantastic in the hall and did the performance real justice. I must say that of all the towns I’ve seen John in Manchester is the most JM friendly. There was a real warmth towards him at the Lowry earlier this year and it felt the same on Wednesday.

Steve Lewis