Linda Gail Lewis in Maybole with The Peas - Oh what a Night!
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 Linda Gail Lewis at keyboard with daughter Annie rehearsing with The Peas. Click on the images below to view full size.

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Oh what a night! Maybole Town Hall was packed for a night of good old rock and roll last Saturday.


Local rockabilly band The Peas kicked off with Buddy Holly’s “Rave On” and the party was on. Davie Anderson, Michael Andrew, Gavin Loch and Jimmy Murdoch played a great set of old favourites for an hour and had the crowd going with hits like “Pink Cadillac” and “Rock around with Ollie Vee” among many others.


After a short break Des Johnston introduced “The Queen of Rock and Roll” - Linda Gail Lewis who was led in, accompanied by her daughter Annie, by piper Bryce McCulloch to great cheers from the audience. The show was a sell out weeks ago and the next couple of hours showed why as Jerry Lee Lewis’s wee sister, backed by The Peas, really had the joint jumping.


Maybole Town Hall probably hasn’t seen a night like it since the heyday of rock and roll and it was packed every Saturday night. From “Roll over Beethoven” onwards the floor was never empty with “Shake, Rattle and Roll” a big hit, as was, “What I’d Say” which saw the crowd in what would nowadays be called interactive mode as they sang the chorus back to Linda Gail with their hands in the air.


Daughter Annie got in on the act, too, with “Good Golly Miss Molly” as a solo as well as backing her mom all night. There was time for a few smoochie numbers as well with Elvis’s “One Night” and her brother’s “You Win Again”.


Linda Gail also showed she had picked up a trademark of Jerry Lee’s as she got her boot up on the keyboard to belt out a few numbers and her closing number was his big hit “Great Balls of Fire” which had everybody in the place on their feet. Surely, rock and roll will never die when artistes like this can entertain a crowd so well and produce such an incredible reaction.


Obviously, an encore was required and the launched into “Amazing Grace” and “When the Saints Go Marching In” and then had to do another encore before Linda Gail was presented with a bouquet of flowers and the night really was at an end, although it will be talked about for many a day to come.


Maybole should be proud of The Peas and hope that there will be more nights like this and Linda Gail Lewis can be encouraged to come back. Whatever The Peas have, she should try to get it in a tin and take it all over the world with her – together they were fantastic. Linda Gail - will ye no' come back again?