from the Jewish Ttelegraph, June 2013
legend Christie blasted out hit after hit to end JFest International
with a bang, writes David Saffer.
Persuading Leeds-born singer-songwriter
Jeff Christie to grace the event was some coup.
It guaranteed a large turnout to conclude
the festival, and those present whooped up every song.
The show coincided with the 43rd anniversary
of Christie's hit song Yellow River
hitting No 1 in the UK charts, so to hear it performed live
was a privilege.
Once a rocker always a rocker, and Christie
know how to deliver a classic song.
Hits also included
San Bernadino and Iron Horse.
But there was plenty more as Christie reeled off Free classic
All Right Now, CCR hits Bad
Moon Rising and Proud Mary,
Dave Edmunds' I Hear You Knocking
and Byrds number Feel a Whole Lot
Better, to name but a few.
Ending on a high, Christie concluded the
set with Ain't That a Shame
and Johnny B Goode.
And so another festival comes to an end.
It's still a major player communally. Roll on 2014.
Jeff and the
band backstage at JFest.