South Wales Echo - 2nd October 2007 - Review

There are few vocalists instantly recognisable from the first few bars of a song but Roger Hodgson is certainly one of that unique band.

The singer/songwriter of Seventies and Eighties band Supertramp, his voice is as unmistakable as the distinct keyboard sound of their early hits.

The mainstay of a band selling more than 60 million records worldwide, Hodgson quit to lead a more spiritual existence.

Having not toured the UK since 1983, he could be forgiven for being a little rusty, but that was not the case as he worked his way effortlessly through his former bandıs wonderful back catalogue along with a few of his solo efforts.

Playing mostly solo, support was provided by the excellent Aaron MacDonald on sax and backing vocals who complemented Hodgson perfectly, most notably

on superb renditions of The Logical Song and Breakfast in America.

Hodgson looked genuinely touched by the reception he had from a very enthusiastic crowd on his opening night and responded with stunning versions of Dreamer, Give A Little Bit and Sister Moonshine.

Having taken more than 20 years to get him on the road in the UK, hopefully this welcome will ensure a swift return.