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Episode 133 – Yes Live in Birmingham, 4th May 2014


Outside Symphony Hall
Outside Symphony Hall

The one hundred and thirty third episode of the Yes Music Podcast, featuring live reporting and my thoughts on the amazing Yes concert at Symphony Hall in Birmingham on 4th May, 2014.

  • Who did I meet?
  • Who agreed to be interviewed?
  • What was the performance like?

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The decent photographs above were taken by William Mulryne (I took the rubbish ones).

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Theme music

The music I use is the last movement of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite. This has been used as introduction music at many Yes concerts. My theme music is not take from a live concert – I put it together from the following two creative commons sources: thanvannispen and

10 replies on “Episode 133 – Yes Live in Birmingham, 4th May 2014”

Go straight to the merchandise guys and ask when and where the VIP stuff will be available. The bloke who gives it out could be Paul Silveira, the tour manager but that could be wrong – I’m suer someone will put me right. Whoever it is he’s a nice chap – from US or Canada. He also looks after the meet and greet. I heard his talk before they went up all about not shaking hands with Steve Howe! Enjoy!

Thanks. Only VIP merch to pick up for me. Would like to do that mid afternoon though and not carry around all night 😉

Out standing Job Kevin…
What a beautiful venue to see the worlds greatest progressive rock band how fitting.
I have had the opportunity to see Yes up close before and I must say that was my exact feeling when the show was over like you said you could talk about it for hours…
Also kudos to your Son for his great photography work …must get his talent form his Dad…
Congratulations on a great show and I was able to follow a bit on 9012 live ..
Take care can’t wait till next week!
All the best

Paul Tomei

Thanks so much, Paul. It was an absolute blast! I’ll let William know you like his photos – he is starting to get quite a bit of interest!

Fantastic episode. Great to hear the “Live broadcast” and a whole bunch of different voices as well as the photos. Of course I didn’t get to hear this until a day after I saw Yes at RAH the following Thursday and it was quite spooky that you described Jon Davison in virtually the same terms as I had in my email to you (sent after you’d recorded the podcast, but before you’d published it).
Fantastic work, Kevin. Keep it up.

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