The Rolling Stones – Music News

Taking the stage to celebrate their sixtieth birthday, the Rolling Stones were raw and untouched. Joined by hand-picked special guests including Grammy-winning artist, Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram.

Packing the traveling wonderland to the Sixty Tour, BST, Hyde Park, a diverse crowd welcomed The Dinner Party – their opening act graced the main stage, with an invitation to a set of experimental and meditative new soundscapes. The track “Nothing Matters” was an enchanting sight, as Marina’s voice was a tonal force.

Moving on to The Flints on the Rainbow Stage, who mixed it with an alt-rock set. Matt Anslow’s eclectic, high-energy sounds were pumped up with underscore tones from Radiohead.

Between Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram, played a double set and broke musical boundaries, with his mastery of the Delta Blues bringing it to the fore. Ingram took the crowd, to astonishing levels of appreciation, with his exemplary talent.

His weapon is his guitar, alongside a rich voice, making Ingram a sonic sensation. His playing style is creative musical alchemy, with influences from Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters and Bo Didley. Artist to watch, track after track, Ingram offered glimpses of a unique and signature style. ‘662’, ‘Fresh Out’, ‘She call me Kingfish’ etc, drew a fervent crowd.

Grammy Award-winning Courtney Barnett kept unique finger-style guitar riffs and sometimes soulful compositions as she worked on the main stage.

Sam Fender got the crowd going with his set, before the Stones’ raucous welcome as they paid homage to the legacy of Charlie Watts. Deafening chants of “Charlie, Charlie” rang out as the contagious energy of Jagger, Wood and Richard flooded the outdoor arena.

Jagger led the overzealous crowd turnout with repeated applause and hollers, through a catwalk stage, and the Stones reborn.

‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’, ‘Paint It Black’, ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ – were blasted, as Richards’ guitar riffs took the crowd to an almost hysterical level.

A finale yet to (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, the Stones hugged and bowed, but they’ll be back….

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