Thompson was back with a powerhouse trio to promote his new album Electric. And that’s what we got – an evening of high voltage guitar, bass and drums. Electrification.
In fact, so carried away was Thompson with the notion of being frontman for a hard rock trio that when it came to the encores he admitted that he’s sometimes imagined himself as Clapton with Ginger Baker flailing his drumkit and Jack Bruce punching bass behind him - and duly blasted into a storming account of Cream’s ‘White Room’.
The trio deliver really punchy versions of Richard’s songs, whether new or old. This has a lot to do with Taras Prodaniuk’s bass, but it’s particularly down to the powerful and varied drumming of Michael Jerome, one of the best and most inventive rock drummers I’ve seen.