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Family live review - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Live Review

Venue: 02 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Family's rocking farewell

From prog and folk to jazz and rock’n’roll, Family packed a lot into their original eight-year run from 1966 to 1973. Reunited since 2013, they’ve decided to call time after 50 years. Tonight’s second of two sold-out shows at the Empire is part of their farewell run, but there’s no sense of melancholy in the air. Vocalist Roger Chapman, vibes player John Palmer and guitarist Jim Cregan might be the only founding members onstage, but the band are in fine mettle and they merrily romp through a two-hour set of songs from the vaults.

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