EXPECTATIONS were low before this production, which was billed as one night of glam rock and featuring the biggest hits from T Rex, Mud, Slade, Bowie, Suzi Quatro, Wizzard, Sweet and many more.

But, given that glam rock’s brief heyday was more than 50 years ago and most of the leading protagonists are no longer with us, it’s a choice between tribute acts and slipping Cum On Feel The Noize on to the Dansette if you want to re-live the music of Marc, Noddy and company.

So, we shoved our preconceptions into a mirrored top hat and here we were in the Concert Hall ready for action in our best gold lame jacket, sparkly strides and silver platform boots.

Although Lighthouse was far from full for this ‘biggest glam rock show of a generation’ and ‘feel-good show of the year’, those that were there seemed to be having fun – those groups near us who didn’t return after the interval obviously felt differently.

It’s another show off the conveyor belt of joy from uber-tribute producers Entertainers, which features everything from Elton John and Bob Marley to Queen, Motown and The Beatles. They relentlessly plugged these shows on the big screen pre-show and at half time.

Despite not usually wanting to touch tribute shows with a bargepole, this one was a little different in that it featured Brian Connolly Jr, son of the late Sweet frontman (himself a cousin of Taggart’s Mark McManus), who was just one when his father died prematurely at 51 in 1997.

Connolly Jr, not a bad singer but with a range slightly too high for most of this material, shared vocals with two others, one heavily pregnant, who did well - and proved there is a market for glam rock maternity wear. The four-piece band behind them was perfectly competent.

The show did everything it said on the tin in part one – a karaoke run through of classic glam hits including Ballroom Blitz, Coz I Luv You, Rebel Rebel, Starman, Life On Mars, Can The Can, Hot Love, My Coo Ca Choo, Teenage Rampage and Schools Out, which for reasons unknown segued into Another Brick In The Wall.

It proved little except that no one should really attempt to do David Bowie songs.

The second half was much of the same with more people dancing, with Blockbuster, Sugar Baby Love (with, it must be said, a decent attempt at Paul Da Vinci’s falsetto vocals) Jean Genie, Devil Gate Drive, Dynamite, Wig Wam Bam, 20th Century Boy, Tiger Feet, See My Baby Jive, Bye Bye Baby, Cum On Feel The Noize and, naturally, Get It On.

My only small quibble was the inclusion of the likes of Spirit In The Sky and (Make Me Smile) Come Up And See Me, which must have been part of a different glam era to the one I experienced.

You should be able to catch this show somewhere if you fancy it – I counted 98 dates on the 2024 tour, which is pretty huge by anyone’s standards.

Get It On was all perfectly acceptable if you don’t judge against the originals and it wouldn’t be out of place on a cruise ship or as holiday camp entertainment.