Yesterday, I experienced Marillion live, for the second time, in the same venue: 013 in Tilburg (Netherlands). While there were 10 years between the events, not so much has changed, apart from some brilliant albums, that is (especially Marbles).
Steve Hogarth is wearing strange costumes, exotic MIDI controllers, acting silly, and with a crazy grin. While I don't really like to see his face when singing, his performance was as good as ever. Touching, funny, slightly disoriented and, above all, powerful, except for some of the really high notes.
Steve Rothery stays one of the best guitar players. Not for the amount of notes or the most spectacular solo, but for his emotive, long, bluesy and smooth style, with some reminiscence of David Gilmour, especially because of the slide pick and the sustained and bended notes. I believe he lost some weight too.
Mark Kelly was just smiling all the time. …