Elvis Costello St David's Hall, Cardiff

The night ends with Costello urging fans to leave their seats for a romp through (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love And Understanding.
A great night with a national treasure in fine form.

Elvis Costello: Live @ St David's Hall, Cardiff - June 2015

His voice was as ever his own distinctive tone that shaped and wormed its way around and above the amazing tone he pulled from every guitar he played or when he sat at the grand piano Elvis was entertaining with the full box of musical fireworks tonight.

Elvis Costello pays tribute to Charlotte Church during his stripped back Cardiff gig

The night ended with an outing of one of his earliest classics, (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding. A fitting finale indeed and a fitting sentiment too on a night when all those things ruled the Welsh capital.

Elvis Costello at Plymouth Pavilions

It's fair to stay that although Elvis may be past his best vocally his guitar playing was right up there with some of the greats. As he skipped around the instruments he held so dearly I was amazed at his skill and pace.

Elvis Costello aims true at Plymouth Pavilions

That voice, sometimes a deep, mellow, heavy whisper, at others sailing to the top notes, and frequently a rock’n’roll screech, sounded as good as new.