Elvis spins the wheel

Elvis Costello with the big, spinning wheel.
Elvis Costello with the big, spinning wheel.

APPARENTLY, he Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down — but the music of Elvis Costello has certainly stood the test of time.

Finding fame riding on the crest of what was then called New Wave, Mr Costello has served up a plethora of hits ranging from the haunting Alison to the rock anthem Pump It Up.

Now, he’s coming back to Glasgow with his band, The Imposters, to put a fresh face on gigging with his Spectacular Spinning Songbook tomorrow night.

Members of the audience will be invited to spin a giant wheel which will contain songs from the musician’s back catalogue.

Among the tunes that the audience may be listening to will be Oliver’s Army, Everyday I Write The Book and Watching The Detectives.

There’s also a jackpot selection featuring Time and Girl.

Career highlights such as Shipbuilding or God Give Me Strength may spin in to view alongside hidden gems from Costello’s songbook such as Town Cryer and songs by the Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan.

All this is played out in a Vaudeville style, with Costello swinging a cane as he commands the stage.

Elvis Costello and The Imposters is playing the SECC on May 11.

Tickets cost from £36.50 and are available from TicketSOUP.com.