Thursday, January 25, 2018

Slim Jim Phantom - Wednesday 24th January - The Islington

One Line Review: An entertaining evening of rockabilly with the Stray Cat. As he noted, he is the "3rd best singer" in his other band, but the quality of musicianship on display made up for this. With two Pretenders (James Walbourne & Nick Wilkinson) and a guest Sex Pistol (Glen Matlock) in the band, what's not to like?

Setlist anyone?

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Rhino's Revenge - Tuesday 16th January - The Water Rats

One Line Review: First show of 2018 and it's the Quo bassist warming up for an upcoming support slot. First set is the short show they will play on tour and that is followed by some classic cover versions. All good fun in a very informal atmosphere.

One Note Blues
Belavista Man
Gravy Train
Busy Doing Nothin'
My Name Is Stan
Jungle Love
Bad News
Two Way Traffic
The Stealer 
You Really 
Old Time Rock & Roll (included Alan Crook on vocals for one verse)
Purple Haze 
Bad News 
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da 

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Thunder - Friday 15th December - Wolverhampton Civic Hall

One Line Review: My third show in 3 days and it's a jaunt to the midlands for an excellent Christmas show in Wolverhampton - lot's of good covers including The Who & Queen plus an enthusiastic audience. Also featured another chart act in the shape of Heather Findlay.

Acoustic Set
Blue Eyed Girl
Xmas Day
Here Comes The Sun 
The Rain
Big Yellow Taxi 
Don't Say That
Love Walked In (with Heather Findlay)
The Thrill Of It All
A Day In The Life 

Electric Set
Laughing on Judgement Day
In Another Life
20th Century Boy 
Everybody's Laughing
Gimme Shelter
Lido Shuffle 
The Chosen One
Who Are You 
Castles In The Sand
Don't Stop Me Now 
She's So Fine
An Englishman On Holiday
Fairytale Of New York (with Heather Findlay)
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day (with Heather Findlay)

Friday, December 15, 2017

Bucket & Co - Thursday 14th December -The Tavern, Raynes Park

One Line Review: Local show featuring the ex Bad Company guitarist and fronted by Paul Manzi from Cats In Space. An excellent evening of classic rock.

Setlist anyone?

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Jimmy Barnes - Wednesday 13th December - Islington O2 Academy

One Line Review: A decent show from Mr Barnes and various family members, but the audience more subdued (sober?) than on many previous appearances - security not called into action! Plus another version of "I Put A Spell On You" to add to the recent collection.

Driving Wheels
Ride The Night Away
Love & Hate
I'd Die To Be With You Tonight
Red Hot
Love Is Enough
I'm Still On Your Side
Lay Down Your Guns
Boys Cry Out for War
Too Much Ain't Enough Love
Little Darling
Resurrection Shuffle
Flame Trees
No Second Prize
Seven Days
Khe Sanh
Working Class Man
Four Walls
I Put A Spell On You
Good Times 
Goodbye (Astrid Goodbye) 

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Status Quo - Friday 8th December - Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith

One Line Review: Quo's Hammersmith show changed from Acoustic to Electric and all the better for it. View from "side standing" - better than we could have hoped for and "Don't Waste My Time" made a welcome return.

Something 'bout You Baby I Like
Little Lady
Softer Ride
Beginning of the End
Hold You Back
What You're Proposing / Down the Dustpipe / Wild Side of Life / Railroad / Again and Again
Paper Plane
The Oriental
Creepin' Up on You
Don't Drive My Car
In the Army Now
Roll Over Lay Down
Down Down
Whatever You Want
Rockin' All Over the World 
Don't Waste My Time
Burning Bridges (On and Off and on Again)
Rock and Roll Music / Bye Bye Johnny

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Scouting For Girls - Saturday 25th November - Guildford G-Live

One Line Review: Great show musically, but one of the worst lighting setups I have ever seen, meaning the band were only silhouettes for most of the show whilst the balcony was blinded!

I Need a Holiday
Love How It Hurts
It's Not About You
I Wish I Was James Bond
Michaela Strachan
Bad Superman
Posh Girls
The Airplane Song
Elvis Ain't Dead / (I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You 
This Ain't a Love Song
Livin' on a Prayer
Keep on Walking
Dancing In the Daylight
Christmas in the Air (Tonight)
She's So Lovely

Saturday, November 25, 2017

T'Pau - Friday 24th November - Concorde 2, Brighton

One Line Review: Excellent trip to the south coast and a rip roaring sing-a-long with a small but enthusiastic crowd.

Thank You for Goodbye
Sex Talk
Monkey House
I Will Be With You
Secret Garden
Road to Our Dream
Walk on Air
Say You Will
Whenever You Need Me
Read My Mind
One Lesson In Love
The Promise
Bridge of Spies
Heart and Soul
China in Your Hand

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Joanne Shaw Taylor - Wednesday 15th November - Royal Festival Hall

One Line Review: Really good solid show as usual and great seats in the 3rd row. Shame one of my favourites from the new album was dropped.

Dyin' to Know
Nothing to Lose
No Reason to Stay
Jump That Train
Diamonds in the Dirt
Tried, Tested & True
Time Has Come
You Should Stay, I Should Go
Just Another Word
Wild Is The Wind
Tied And Bound
Going Home

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Homemade Sin without Dan Baird - Friday 10th November - Bush Hall

One Line Review: Not the same without Dan obviously, but a really good show none the less - the boys did him proud.

Shake It 'Til It's Sore
Open All Night 
Red Light 
Two For Tuesday 
Younger Face 
Mon Cheri 
Knocked Out Cold
The Myth of Love 
Railroad Steel 
Ghost On The Road
Six Years Gone 
Julie + Lucky 
I Love You Period 
Happy Birthday To You [with audience]
Get Loud
Don't Pass Me By 
Dirty White Lies 
Sheila / ? / Do You Wanna Dance / I Wanna Be Sedated / Tush / Sheila
Shake Em On Down 
Right Back Where We Started
Keep Your Hands to Yourself 
Take Me Home Country Roads