If you had closed your eyes you would have sworn it was a balmy Californian evening in the late 1960’s such was the perfect combination of the hottest day of the year and the music of the legendary Beach Boys.
In reality it was another of the superb Newmarket Nights where an evening’s racing was followed by an absolutely brilliant performance by a band that many feel were the American equivalent to our very own Beatles.
Kicking off with a non-stop seven track salvo that started with ‘Do It Again andfinished with ‘Surfin’ Safari’ The Beach Boys showed that they had lost none of the magic that makes them as popular today as they ever have been.
The set was a thirty three song celebration that spanned their career and included all the greatest hits and some surprises.
There was an unbridled and infectious joy coming from the band and you couldn’t help but smile and sing along.
Mike Love proved to be a charismatic frontman. His c onstage rapport with fellow Beach Boys veteran Bruce Johnston was genuinely heart-warming.