Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Wendy James - Monday 15th February - Rough Trade East
The longest gap I have had between seeing an artist is 'Alan Lancaster' (Quo 1984 to the 2013 Quo FF lineup reunions). Having seen Transvision Vamp in October 1989 at Hammersmith, Wendy James goes into a probable 2nd on that list (although there is a chance I saw TV again later on their Velveteen tour). She is playing a set at the Rough Trade East record store to support her new album "The Price of The Ticket". Aptly, a purchase of that very CD got us in to see the show.
An intimate crowd then got a run through of many of the new tracks with some old favourites thrown in for good measure. In between songs Wendy told a few stories about the creation of the songs and her younger band helped out with which albums the other songs came from. She seemed a little nervous and detached, but overall it was a good fun 50 minutes or so.
Wendy was kind enough to sign the new CD afterwards where with a glass of red at hand she was a bit more relaxed.
Set list included (in no particular order):-
Bad Intentions And A Bit Of Cruelty
I'm Freaking Out
You're a Good Man, Sister
Tell That Girl To Shut Up
If Looks Could Kill
You're A Dirtbomb, Lester
Baby I Don't Care