'I really do take notice of what people say, (with a few notable exceptions of course), and my initial thoughts were that I’d probably taken the 'One Man Show' element as far as I possibly could, but then came a germ of an idea that, although I initially thought would be far too expensive to stage, somehow, has amazingly developed over the last few months, (with tremendous help from Robert Garofalo of Classic Media and the promoter John Hessenthaler), to now becoming a reality. '
Still, it was strange to watch him on the small stage at Wycombe and think that this man has played Madison Square Gardens and Wembley Stadium. By contrast, this gig was very intimate - he was standing no more than 20 feet away from us - and felt very personal. The show ended with a spirited rendition of Starship Trooper by Yes, with Rick's band projected on the big screen behind. Great to hear Ashley Holt singing 'live' - and to find that he was in the audience too as he lives locally.
It was an entertaining and clever show and, as always, his keyboard playing was extraordinary. He may have restricted his live performances to just 14 ... but there is still no restriction on his ability to play.