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Rumours of Fleetwood Mac at Lighthouse Poole Review

DISCLOSURE – TICKETS TO SEE THE SHOW WERE GIFTED TO THE REVIEWER AND GUEST FOR THE PURPOSES OF WRITING THE REVIEW

Reviewed by Helen O

Having only relatively recently become a Fleetwood Mac fan and as such not having had the opportunity to see them live in their prime, I jumped at the opportunity to be able to watch and review the next best thing, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac tribute at Lighthouse Poole, tonight. Billed as The World’s finest Fleetwood Mac Tribute Concert, they certainly had a lot to live up to, but boy did they deliver!

The show was held in the Concert Hall at Lighthouse Poole and we were sitting to the right hand side of the stage; you get a brilliant view of the stage from wherever you sit in the Concert Hall. The seats are very comfortable, with loads of leg room, so all we had to do was settle down and enjoy the show.

Fleetwood Mac were formed in London in 1967, with several incarnations and changes in line-up over that time, but after all these years, their songs have stood the test of time. Having sold more than 120 million records worldwide, it makes them one of the world’s best-selling bands. With 18 studio albums, 10 live albums and 23 compilation albums, full of amazing music, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac had a lot of material to work with and they certainly didn’t disappoint!

Formed in 1999, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac are personally endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, in fact, he makes a surprise appearance to introduce the band; you can’t get better than that! Having now performed to over 1 million fans world-wide and with over 100 million views across YouTube, it’s easy to see that Rumours of Fleetwood Mac aren’t your basic tribute act, but actually the go-to tribute act for this phenomenal band.

From the moment they appeared on stage, it was evident they have studied the band in meticulous detail, paying attention to every aspect of their performance, in order to be able to replicate the sound of Fleetwood Mac. More information about Rumours of Fleetwood Mac and their tour dates can be found here: https://www.rumoursoffleetwoodmac.com/home

It’s hard to pick a stand out moment, from this brilliant performance; however, the beautiful delivery of Songbird, by Sophie Worsley was a fitting tribute to Christine McVie, who sadly passed away last year. What an amazing voice! This was swiftly followed by a fabulous rendition of Chains, showcasing the variety of songs and musical skills from this exquisite band.

I can honestly say that Vivienne Chi was spectacular delivering Stevie Nicks lead vocals and we thoroughly enjoyed her performance of Rooms on Fire. Her distinct ethereal tone and vocals were absolutely phenomenal and practically identical to Stevie’s.

We, like the rest of the audience, really enjoyed how they included a Peter Green era segment in the middle of the performance, showcasing the Bluesy beginnings of Fleetwood Mac and also providing a perfect opportunity for the amazing musicians on stage to highlight their spectacular skills.

As expected, all of the classic fan favourites were included throughout the performance, but the finale was fabulous getting the audience up on their feet, singing and dancing along with Sweet Little Lies, Go Your Own Way, Rhiannon and Everywhere. Plus the encore including the iconic Don’t Stop and Tusk were met with cheers from the audience and rapturous applause. The atmosphere in the Concert Hall was electric!

The show ran for approximately 2 and a half hours, including a 20 minute interval, which was just enough time to grab a drink and take a comfort break, in preparation for the second set. A show this length gave ample opportunity for Rumours of Fleetwood Mac to be able to showcase all the Fleetwood Mac favourites. The energy and momentum from the band were maintained throughout the entire performance and you could clearly see how much they love what they do.

With a ticket price from £35 each, I think this represents good value for money for a full-on evening’s entertainment, watching such a high quality performance. The band are highly talented musicians in their own right, but the fact that they have produced a show that so authentically replicates the original band is testament to how much hard work they’ve put in to deliver this amazing performance.

I would definitely recommend the show to any Fleetwood Mac fan wanting to relive the magic and I would watch the show again in a heartbeat.

Rating: 5/5
RRP – Tickets from £35 each
Buy tickets here: https://www.lighthousepoole.co.uk/event/rumours-of-fleetwood-mac-2/ Rumours of Fleetwood Mac were appearing at Lighthouse Poole for one night only, as part of their 56 date UK tour, with the last date of 17th July 2024. Tour dates can be found here: https://www.rumoursoffleetwoodmac.com/uk-2024

Address: Lighthouse, 21 Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1UG

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