Last April I had the honour to watch Rick Wakeman in concert for the first time in Portugal. Rick closed this year’s edition of Gouveia Art Rock’s festival, in the beautiful town of Gouveia.
Rick brought us to an “Intimate Evening” with him and his piano, playing songs of his solo carreer, from Yes (And You and I and Wondrous Stories) and included two versions of Beatles tunes (Help, according to Rick, in Saint-Saens style, and Eleanor Rigby, in the style of Prokofiev.).
Rick is a great story teller and a really funny guy – I think it’s no news for you – but it was the first time I had the privilege to witness this fact so close and in my home country.