ROBIN Trower’s latest album is entitled Something’s About To Change, but fans knew what they would get from the veteran blues guitarist who has carved out a distinctive sound in a career spanning decades.

The crowd were more than warmed up by support act Joanne Shaw Taylor as she powered through a short but energetic and explosive set. The Birmingham-born guitarist is blessed with a powerful voice and her robust playing style won over a quiet early audience.

Trower then took to the stage and was on sparkling form as he breezed through his set with the relaxed confidence you would expect from the 70-year-old performer. “For my next trick, I’ll get in tune,” he quipped early on, as he showed minor hiccups would not affect such a seasoned pro.

He ably mixed old and new in a career-spanning set including choice cuts from his 1974 classic Bridge Of Sighs and February's Something’s About To Change, his 20th studio release.

Like for much of his career, Trower was assisted in vocal duties, this time by bassist Richard Watts whose soulful voice was easily up to the task.

Much of the guitarist’s latest album is a more sombre affair than his previous work but relaxed songs like the title track worked well, balanced with more dynamic, older riffs.

But it was his classic work that pulled the strongest crowd reaction as Day Of The Eagle, Bridge Of Sighs and Too Rolled Stoned let Trower demonstrate once more the skills of one of the greatest guitarists Britain has produced.