On Thursday evening St David’s Hall echoed with the sound of Fury courtesy of Welsh singer Michael King who took to the stage to celebrate The Billy Fury Years.
It’s over 30 years since Fury’s death, so a show dedicated to the musical journey of the legendary singer is long overdue, but very much worth the wait.
Michael King along with Mark D Smith (guitar), Clayton Stocker (bass) Dave Manning (Drums) and Pierce Lee (keyboards) recreated perfect renditions of Billy Fury’s greatest hits that scaled the charts during the swinging 60s.
The experience was enhanced with a multimedia screen depicting highlights from Billy Fury’s musical career with an array of TV clips and album covers, while the band performed in the foreground. At one point the screen featured the legend performing in a leather jacket a similar poise reflected on stage by King highlighting his likeness to Fury.
Highlights included a power performance of Run to My Lovin’ Arms and a rocking delivery of Just Because which saw King catch Fury’s personality whilst bringing his own charm to the proceedings.
Similarly the band came to life with a vibrant performance with Clayton Stocker’s energetic bass playing a particular highlight on Rip It Up. The band also had chance to shine on solo renditions of Shakin’ All Over and Wipe Out.
The concert climaxed after two hours with well-received performances of its Only Make Believe and Halfway to Paradise. As the artists stepped off the stage to rapturous applause, the majority agreed - Fury is King!