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Jeff Beck Reviews

Indie & RockConcerts

Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (4.1 Stars)

Number of reviews: 18



5.0 star rating Fred Scott from Buffalo, New York


Jeff Beck brought his unbelievable talent to Artpark in Lewiston NY along with some outstanding musicians The band included Mega talented drummer Vinnie Colaiuta (Frank Zappa, Sting, Herbie Hancock), vocalist Jimmy Hall, bassist Rhonda Smith (Prince, Chaka Khan, Beyoncé, George Clinton) and cellist Vanessa Freebairn- Smith.They played all the favorites , including his cover of The Beatles A day in a life and Jimmi Hendrix's Little Wing Whan Beck plays the guitar , you get what you paid for , he does just that , he plays the strings , the tone , the volume , the tremolo bar with ease , that only comes with his immense talent Ann wilson opened the show with a powerful voice , and did not disappoint , she played only a couple Heart songs , including Barracuda and Alone and some songs from her new album , which features songs from recently passed musicians , Glen Frey , Chris Cornell , Leslie Gore , and closed with the Who's Reign on me A great night , and a great venue -- Artpark !

5.0 star rating SMl from Chicago, Illinois


Liked Ann. Loved Paul. ADORED Jeff! Beautiful night and great venue. Top notch sound. So...about does he continually execute his craft with such passion and precision? I am always amazed! I have been attending his concerts since 1975. Never ever have I been disappointed. He is a supreme artist. 💘

5.0 star rating SMl from Chicago, Illinois


Liked Ann. Loved Paul. ADORED Jeff! Beautiful night and great venue. Top notch sound. So...about does he continually execute his craft with such passion and precision? I am always amazed! I have been attending his concerts since 1975. Never ever have I been disappointed. He is a supreme artist. 💘

5.0 star rating James Coopen from Austin, Texas


Jeff Beck is by far the greatest living guitarist. If you watch what he can do with his hands it will amaze you. His hand on the neck is great, but it is his other hand that is truly mind blowing. His constant touch on tone, volume, whammy bar, etc. and he actually gets all this done with nothing but his hands, no pick. I have seen Jeff 5 times now in concert, got to meet him backstage once and I have enjoyed his shows so much.

5.0 star rating Buck keith from Austin, Texas


in complete fairness: the bass kickback was terrible for the first two songs, and the overall loudness a little too much. by the fourth song, either i had accommodated or it was remedied by technical staff. i don't mind jim's singing, but he was an overall negative for me: his visible cavorting and attention-grabbing was excessive - people came to the "jeff beck" show - and poor etiquette toward the star. i do thinik jim did a good job on two songs, but even those could have been cut by a couple of minutes. vinny and rhonda were superb, and the cellist was superfluous but competent having seen jeff and a variety of other greats with him on many occasions, i thought that jeff played as well as i've ever heard ...and i've been a fan since the 60's hardly any professional continues to evolve or to stay on the cutting edge of his art or science, because of the ego's expectations and its implicit fear. jeff beck reinvents himself and the possibilities of guitar at every outing. Jeff!

5.0 star rating Brian Klein from Phoenix, Arizona


I finally got to realize my lifelong desire to see this rock icon in person. I most certainly was not in the least disappointed. It's no wonder that he is idolized by so many of rock guitar legends. Of course, he mentored many of them. At times, I couldn't help but yell my approval, as did so many of those in the audience. I'm 72 years old and first discovered Jeff upon the release of his incredible 1967 album...…..Truth. That album, in this man's opinion, is one of the greatest of all time. Why not? It featured Rod Stewart as the singer before he really hit the big time and none other than Ron Wood as the drummer. Need I say more? I most certainly got my money's worth, to say the least. BTW, the drummer was absolutely phenomenal. I don't know his name but was told that he is among the best in the world. No doubt. If I could see him again tonight, I would. "Nuff said.

5.0 star rating SJ from Tulsa, Oklahoma


Unbelievable, if you haven’t seen Jeff beck live...THEN GO! Tulsa show at the Brady was great! He’s great, the band was great, the venue is great, hell , Johnny Depp was great! ... yes he joined the band on a few songs .

5.0 star rating Anthony Dugan from Chicago, Illinois


My first JB concert left me satisfied. I was sitting in Balcony center kinda high,but there’s only 3,500 seats, the venue was packed. The view & sound were terrific. I did drop into 2Twenty2 Tavern on south Wabash, really clean by bar standards. Good selection of craft & bottled beer, liquor too. Fresh food available although I didn’t eat anything there.

5.0 star rating Ron Erickson from Chicago, Illinois


I saw Jeff Beck with BB King at the auditorium many years ago Terry bazzio was on drums but what I saw Sunday night at Chicago theater the chemistry with the drummer and the bass player was unbelievable the chemistry was excellent the band was fantastic probably one of the best 10 shows of my life God bless some talented musicians Rock on

5.0 star rating Becca R from Cincinnati, Ohio


AMAZING Show! Jeff Beck is such a talented musician, his skill is immense. Johnny Depp sounded amazing & played amazing - I am huge fan of JD’s acting & not throwing false praise to fangirl- even was bit skeptical of how he’d sound live - he did not disappoint. JD doesn’t have the same skillset as Jeff, but he’s pretty dang good!! Well worth it! So happy I got to see them together, loved the show, the duo was fantastic & great chemistry!!

5.0 star rating Kathleen Anderson from Thousand Oaks , California


Jeff makes his guitar sing ! Just a beautiful performance, and a entertaining appearance from Johnny Depp. Who energized the crowd ! Would see it again. ❤️

4.0 star rating Ken from Washington, District of Columbia


Beck & band were outstanding. Drummer was exceptional. Beck w/Depp without the vocals grooved. Anthem is an excellent venue with great acoustics.

3.0 star rating Erik Kwiecienski from Austin, Texas


The show was an enjoyable one save for the unnecessary thunderous sound of the bass and drums. Seriously, we measured 121 decibels at one point. No need for that. Earplugs should have been handed out at the door.... Still ALL the musicians were absolutely top notch, with Vinnie Colauita on drums still proving he is among the very best in the world at his trade. Wow. The cellist was a nice touch on a couple of songs but was otherwise totally drowned out by the bass and drum sound level. Regardless, it was fantastic to see one of the absolute masters at his craft showing that he still has it.

3.0 star rating Steve from Phoenix, Arizona


I've been a Jeff Beck fan for many years. He is definitely one of the greatest guitarist's of our time. I loved the Wired album from 1976. A great fusion masterpiece. I'm also a drummer for over 45 years and play fusion type music so for me, to see Vinnie Colaiuta, one of the greatest drummers in the world and ex-Frank Zappa drummer, was a real treat. Jeff was great and so was the newer bass player Rhonda Smith, who played for Prince and Beyonce for years. Jeff didn't say one word before, during or after the show which I thought was pretty odd. No "hello Phoenix" or "thank you Phoenix", etc.. He (they) just played song after song. Not one song from the Wired album (I don't think) which was a real bummer. Then, as he has done in the past, all of a sudden a guy jumps on stage and starts playing guitar with him. It was Johnny Depp. What a joke and useless! Depp looked like a teenage wanna be and ruined the essence of a Jeff Beck show. Jimmy Hall sang a few which was horrble!

3.0 star rating Jim from Phoenix, Arizona


This must have been the 8th time I’ve seen him since 1974. His guitar playing is always stellar, but not saying one word, even not introducing the band was plain sad. It was a short set, with Johnny Depp stepping up to play guitar? A bummer.... a weak encore also.

3.0 star rating Luisa from Cologne, Germany


We went to see Jeff Beck in NY, as part of my business trip to the US. He was amazing and didn't disappoint. The way his fingers glided across the strings like butter and the way he interacted with the audience was amazing. He's an overall great musician who values the art of rock music and it shows. Which begs the question: Why would someone as talented as Beck drag Depp on stage? I don't care about the drama revolving Johnny Depp, I came for the music, hell I was even excited about seeing an actor I knew for years live. Well, until he started "playing" the guitar. He kept fiddling around with the guitar, only to celebrate himself for touching the strings a few seconds. It felt like he was "freestyling" the whole time, he didn't match the other guitarists at all. At one point he started "singing" (and he shouldn't!), he sounded awful... just awful. The audience didn't seem to like him either, people were mocking him, that was fun. Jeff Beck: 5 Stars Johny Depp: 0 Stars

2.0 star rating from Chicago, Illinois


The show was good until Jack Sparrow showed up. I thought he was a semi-competent guitar player (no more than that), and a terrible singer. I was really trying to listen to his "rhythm playing," but it sounded muffled, as if his amp had been turned down to prevent him from messing up Beck's playing. I understand why Beck did this, but I do not approve.

1.0 star rating Tom Vernon from Phoenix, Arizona

A LET DOWN.........

Unlike Brian Klein, my wife and I did not enjoy this concert. Whilst we both appreciate the fact that Jeff Beck is one of the top guitarists around, his actual show was a real let down. All the numbers were played on the same Fender Strat and seemed only different because of tempo. Not once did Mr Beck address the crowd during the main part of the show; not even a "good evening Phoenix" or a simple "thank you" for very generous applause after each number - in my opinion that is both arrogant and rude and totally uncalled for. The band were ok though I failed to see why the cello player was there at all and the choice of Jimmy Hall as vocalist was a sad one - I have Wet Willie albums and he was great back then but at this show he just screamed which is not what I call singing! The only pluses of the night were the Wife was a regulat at the Celebrity in the 70's and loved being back there!......and the choice of Nils Lofgren as opening act-a truly class act.


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