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The Official Keith Emerson Tribute Concert live review - El Rey, Los Angeles

Live Review

Venue: El Rey, Los Angeles, USA

Keith Emerson remembered by his friends and family.

Tonight is a celebration of Keith Emerson, as his family, along with many friends and fans, are treated to three hours of music from his work with Emerson Lake & Palmer.

The sound tonight has more layers than a traditional ELP show thanks to the dual guitars of Marc Bonilla and Mike Wallace on most songs, which give the whole performance a metal edge. The guitarists are joined by bassist Travis Davis and drummer Gregg Bissonette. Bonilla also handles the vocals on nearly every song, and nails them brilliantly.

Steve Porcaro from Toto is the first to handle organ duties, giving a spirited rendition of The Barbarian, attempting to emulate Emerson’s live performance. He also performs the Emerson, Lake & Powell hit Touch And Go.

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