Audience Comments on the Costello/Toussaint Gig


“Phil, Congratulations on staging a classic, even historic, Picket night. My wife and my friends agreed it was one of the best shows they'd ever seen. I hope it goes some way to helping the Picket's fortunes. Best regards, Paul”.

"Hi Phil, A big thank you for the other night , it was excellent and a real privilege to have seen that. I think everyone had a great time, I know we all did. The place was looking great too and seems to be coming together quite well now. All the best fella and see you soon. Viva el Picket. Mike Blackmon"

"Dear Phil, Brilliant evening at the Picket last Thursday. Steve and I and our friends Helen and Trevor agreed it was the sort of thing we're alive for…" Neville

"Phil, thank you for the Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint show last night, it was fantastic. It was very exciting to see the whole 10-piece band play in such intimate surroundings. Could you please send me a couple of tickets as keepsakes as couldn't get hold of them last night- or any posters! Thank you. Congratulations and all power to the New Picket wishing you all success for the future". Neil Jones, Fazeley, Staffordshire.

"Hello Phil, Just wanted to drop you a line to say a thousand thank yous for last night. My wife & me are HUGE Costello fans; we've seen him about 30something times over the years in a variety of places. But last night was definitely one of the best ever! Haven't been that close to the front for years. The band were absolutely fantastic & Elvis & Allen seemed to be really enjoying themselves as well. Once again, thank you very much for the tickets, and in the unlikely event that you ever need a rock'n'roll / soul covers band, then give us a shout. By the way, do you have any of those fancy invites / tickets left? If you have any left over, we'd love to have a couple as souvenirs. All the best, Chris & Annie Bounds".

"Hello Phil –yes it truly was a very special occasion I have been humming Alison in my head all day … hope it raised a good sum for the Picket and thanks very much". Fiona"

"Best gig I've been to in years Phil. Many congratulations". Mick Ord.

"Great gig last night hope the Beatles Shop gifts went down well with the band", Stephen Bailey.

"Hi Phil, I'd just like to congratulate you on putting on such an amazing gig at The Picket last night. Mr Costello was truly on top form, and Allen Toussaint has just gained a big fan ... I'm off to buy all his records It's gigs like that, that make me realised how important the spirit of The Picket is. Hopefully there will always be a Picket venue in Liverpool. It was a shame we couldn’t keep hold of our tickets just to prove we were at such a great gig. Just thought I'd ask on behalf of my friends and myself if there is any way we can get the tickets back? Cheers Phil". Colin Creed.

"Just a quick mail to say what a brilliant gig it was last night, hope all goes well for the future and hope to be back in the Picket soon Cheers" John Joynt and the Huyton Fatties.

"Thanks so much for last night – it was amazing!" Gill Nightingale.




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