‘Rule The World’ – Take That tribute band Reviews!
Our Take That tribute band ‘Rule The World’ have been lucky enough to receive amazingly positive reviews over the last 6 years. Wet thought we’d take a look back and share with you some of our favourite!
“This was an energetic and remarkably accurate journey through the back catalogue with both Daniel Paul Maines as Gary, and Matthew Hall as Mark delivering tone-perfect performances that could almost be considered a masterpiece in mimickery, rather than the usual close approximation achieved by other acts.” Press review
“On Saturday night, I went to the Ipswich Regent to see Rule The World, one of the most critically acclaimed Take That tribute acts around. But are they as good as the real thing? And the simple answer, is yes. I was really blown away by their performance. Matt and Dan are vocally stunning, and having seen Take That several times before I can safely say they’ve got their performance off to a tee. You can tell that a lot of work has gone into this show, the attention to detail is immaculate, from the costumes and set right down to each members individual mannerisms. In fact, the only thing they were short of was an elephant! They opened the show, with Greatest Day, mimicking The Circus Tour, which was followed up with Hello – in which the guys came down into the audience to say ‘hello’! This was followed with old favourite ‘Could It Be Magic’, Take That’s comeback single ‘Patience’, and a polished performance of the inconceivably impossible ‘Pray’ dance. They played all the old favorites throughout the night ‘Relight My Fire’, ‘A Million Love Songs’ and even the Clown Medley from The Circus tour in 2009. Which brings me on to a topic which often causes much debate. Which are better, small gigs or big gigs? Personally I’ve always been on the side of small gigs, and the evidence from Rule The World certainly supports that. They could do all the same routines (all be it scaled-down) yet they could also connect with the audience in a way that you never could in a big stadium. A few of the new ‘Progress’ tracks were also thrown in towards the end, starting with ‘The Flood’. I was pleasantly surprised to see ‘SOS’ in there aswell. I hadn’t expected it as it isn’t a single, but their performance had so much energy! It’s a song that from first listen I’ve always thought will work well live, so I look forward to how the real Take That perform it in the summer. We were also treated to a beautiful rendition of ’8 Letters’. I’ve got to say, even though among the Take That fans the song is often seen as a favorite, it never really grabbed me hearing it on the record. However, I think it could just be just one of those songs that sound so much better when you hear them live. For the first time, I really got into this song that night. ‘Up All Night’ and ’Hold Up A Light’ brought the audience to their feet, leading to the guys sitting on the edge of the stage for a nostalgia filled performance of ‘Back For Good’. They Finished the show with ‘Rule The World’ and an encore of the undeniably brilliant ‘Never Forget’. I do wish we’d had some input from the ‘Beautiful World’ tour – ‘Reach Out’ and ‘Beautiful World’ for example are some of my favorite Take That songs. However I do understand how difficult it must be to put together a set list which will please all the fans – you can’t have it all! I would highly recommend this show to any Take That fans out there – particularly if you’re gutted on missing out on tickets to the Progress tour. It’s a fantastic night out, and not to be missed!” – Ramona Crofts, fan
“If I closed my eyes I could hear Take That” thisisstandworth.co.uk
“THE gyrating dance routines, neon glow sticks and screaming women made you think you were at a Take That concert. And you’d be right – well kind of. York was playing host to Take That tribute band Rule The World, who recreated the magic of the most loved boy-band in Britain. In the well-produced stage production, old and new classics were performed, from Relight My Fire and Babe to Patience and Greatest Day, plus many more. The four guys played their roles down to a T, mimicking each original member, and every little detail was covered including accents, outfits, singing and dance moves. They even had their mannerisms down perfectly, from Mark’s fidgeting to Jason’s hand movements. It showed a dedication to their job. “Gary’s” vocals were spot on. If you closed your eyes, you would think the real Gary Barlow had stepped on to the stage, and when “Mark” sang Hold Up A Light, the similarity between voices was amazing. Costume changes were fast and impressive, with the guys sporting glittering tuxedos, clown outfits and military jackets. The dancers wore leotards and brightly-coloured dresses. At as soon as Greatest Day was performed, most of the audience were out of their seats singing and dancing along. Even the boyfriends and husbands got up and had a little dance. ” – York Press (reviewer)
See below some screenshots of reviews on TicketMaster from our 2010- 2013 theatre tour ‘Back For Good’.
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