REVIEW: The Osmonds, Portsmouth Guildhall

Way back in the '60s The Osmond brothers were just a barbershop group but thanks to the late Andy Williams, who brought the group to the public eye, they became teen-pop idols selling more than 100 million records.

Monday, 19th December 2016, 12:39 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 3:29 pm

Now five decades later three of the brothers Merrill, Jay and cute little Jimmy are back on the road touring the UK with an Andy Williams-inspired Christmas Spectacular. And what a coup it was for The Guildhall. The venue was packed with hundreds of die-hard fans including me.

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Although a festive show, the trio sang many of their hits such as Love Me For A Reason, Let Me In and treated us to a foot- stomping rendition of Crazy Horses which sent the audience wild and ended with a well-deserved standing ovation. That was followed by a mass singalong to Silent Night.

Until now the closest I had got to my idols was the posters on my bedroom wall as a teen.

A fabulous evening’s entertainment. Osmondmania was back, at least for one magical evening at the Guildhall.