Last week I mentioned I had been to see Steve Harley play a concert in Leeds.

Well, last Thursday saw me in Morecambe for a gig at The Platform by Fleetwood Mac tribute band Fleeting Rumours.

They concentrated musically on the Rumours-era Fleetwood but there was also a section which focused on the Peter Green period, which featured songs like Albatross, The Green Manalishi and Need Your Love So Bad.

They also played Black Magic Woman and I was interested to learn that, while most people associate the song with Santana, it was written by Green, who famously played at Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre in 2010.

There were nods in Thursday’s performance to Fleetwood Mac in some of the costumes worn but, as shown during their banter with the crowd, the members of Fleeting Rumours were not pretending to be the band.

Instead, they focused on excellent musicianship and put on an entertaining show.

They clearly enjoyed it too, writing on Facebook afterwards: ‘What a blast! We had so much fun Fleeting Rumours at The Platform Morecambe bay if we don’t see you before we will be back April 2023 Big love in Morecambe.’

Lancaster City Council has a terrific live entertainment venue in The Platform, which is situated in a restored Edwardian railway station on Morecambe promenade. When Steve Harley played there a few years ago he joked the last time he had played in a railway station was when busking on the Underground in the early 1970s.

Morecambe, like some other UK coastal towns, suffered after the end of the heyday of family seaside holidays.

However, it’s got lots going for it, with a stunning promenade and the magnificent Midland Hotel.

The proposed Eden Project North will hopefully come to fruition and should be a catalyst for further investment and regeneration in the town.

Meanwhile Morecambe also has stunning views of the Lake District and we saw the remains of one of its glorious sunsets as we left the venue at the end of the show.