It’s been standing room only in the Royal Court Theatre on board Queen Mary 2 this week as singing legend James Taylor and his band perform two shows during their Transatlantic crossing from New York to Southampton.
The 1,200-seat theatre was packed last night for each of two shows by the multi-Grammy-winning singer famed as much for his relationships with Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon as for his songwriting.
Author Bill Miller, who is on board this week, and who has made more than 300 voyages on liners and cruise ships, said Taylor’s concert was the best performance he has ever seen at sea.
Cunard marketing director Brian O’Connor, writing from the ship, said Taylor was interviewed on stage during the afternoon by cruise director Ray Rouse, and then stayed an hour longer than planned signing autographs and having his picture taken with fans.
He’s probably used to getting reminders that he had much more hair in his younger days (picture above).