Monday, March 23, 2009

Who's Who – Saturday 21st March – Half Moon, Putney

A long day! Having met friends in the Coat and Badge in Putney for lunch and beer, we then endured Manchester United's woeful performance in a 2-0 defeat at Craven Cottage. A few more beers amongst jubilent Fulham fans and off to the Half Moon for the Who tribute.

Luckily we'd taken the precaution of pre-booking this time - just as well as it was sold out! The normal solid show, with an elongated "Tommy - highlights" section, but suprisingly no songs from Quadrophenia!

Then home via All Bar One in Wimbledon for a long sleep!

4 Bills & A Ben – Saturday 28th February – Boom Boom Club, Sutton Utd

A late notice encounter with 4 Bills and a Ben, prompted by the appearance of ex-Quo drummer Jeff Rich and Quo bassist Rhino Edwards. The added bonus was that Rhino and his family band were also supporting. They seemed intent on playing a number of covers from Quo's covers albums, so in amongst original material, we got "Get Out of Denver", "Lucille", "Sweet Home Chicago" and a few others.

Good evening, big crowd (recognised a number of people normally seen at Quo shows) and the Mods on fine form with guitarist Steve Byrd rejoining after injury. Only downside was the lack of Who songs, which seem to be saved for the Mods incarnation of the band these days.