> Chuck Berry himself was great yes, but only
> considering his age......... But his band was VERY
> VERY VERY VERY BAD. They backed every song up with
> the same boring standard arrangement. His son had
> a very thin/bad guitar sound and was looking very
> grumpy the whole gig through. But the most
> annoying thing was, he pulled out his mobile phone
> ON STAGE between the songs and sent an SMS or
> something ------> WHO THE H*LL DOES THIS ON STAGE
> MAN???????? His band could have put on better
> clothes; they looked like the average joe. Even
> worse, his daughter came on stage wearing her
> hip-bag (no, not as a fashion accesoire, because
> she had put on some cheap Zeeman clothes). She
> acted very arrogant and didn't look at the
> audience ONCE. What a disappointment his backing
> band was.
> I really can't understand that Chuck, as a father
> of his children, let his children perform like
> this. They made complete fools of themselves man.
> Chuck dresses well for a gig, but his children
> looked awful.
His backing band was not bad man, they did very well, especially the piano player! The drummer also, he knew exactly when to take a break! The bass player was Jim Marsala, plays with Chuck Berry for over 35 years! It's only Rock ' Roll. Chuck was good, yes indeed, very good. His children also, Chuck Jr. plays very well guitar, maybe you don't like the thin sound, but that's his own choice, to contrast with his dad I suppose. His daughter is a top-singer and plays hanmonica very very well!
the whole european Chuck Berry show is VERY VERY GOOD... that's my personal opinion.
Why should someone look fency on stage? I experience a show with my ears not with my eyes, but that's the problem, most people like to see a spectacular show and don't listen that well.... If you're a listening gig-visitor then you will be satisfied with Chuck Berry's children, they're good musicians.
One thing I agree with you:
The Wyman + Berry show will be historical and not to miss..! Have fun there, I'm also going there!