Saturday, October 31, 2020

Slady - Saturday 31st October (Evening Show) - The Water Rats, Kings Cross

Brief review: After a nice meal at Drake and Morgan, it's back to the Water Rats for the evening show. The girls have changed into a "Halloween" theme and certainly rocked the house. If you like classic 70's  Slade, then you'll definitely enjoy their shows. Well worth the trip and hopefully not such a long gap to the next one.

Setlist (Evening show)

How Does It Feel? [snippet - keyboards and intro only]
Take Me Bak 'Ome 
Cum On Feel the Noize 
Look Wot You Dun 
Skweeze Me Pleeze Me 
Coz I Luv You 
Mama Weer All Crazee Now 
Darlin' Be Home Soon 
Gudbuy T'Jane 
Just a Little Bit 
Don't Blame Me 
Look at Last Nite
Far Far Away 
Nobody's Fool 
Everyday 
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[Break for Raffle]
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The Bangin' Man 
Good Time Gals 
Get Down And Get With It

Slady - Saturday 31st October (Afternoon Show) - The Water Rats, Kings Cross

Brief review: After a 7 month Covid-19 enforced gap, it's 2 socially distanced shows on the same day. The excellent Slade tribute band started with an acoustic opening to the all-seated afternoon show before increasing the volume later.

Setlist (Afternoon show)

How Does It Feel? [Acoustic]
She Did It to Me [Acoustic]
Far Far Away [Acoustic]
Everyday [Acoustic]
Coz I Luv You 
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[Break for Q&A / Raffle]
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Cum On Feel the Noize 
Skweeze Me Pleeze Me 
Look Wot You Dun 
Mama Weer All Crazee Now 
Darlin' Be Home Soon
Gudbuy T'Jane 
The Bangin' Man 
Nobody's Fool 
When the Lights Are Out 
The Funky Gibbon [ad lib snippet]
Get Down And Get With It

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Joanne Shaw Taylor - Friday 13th March - Nell's, Kensington

Brief review: A night of Blues and Rock with Joanne Shaw Taylor (or JST as the backdrop says) at Nells. Pre gig pubs very quiet, although we enjoyed some excellent piano based songs from @emilyjwmusic at The Beaconsfield where our Billy Joel and Rod Stewart requests were kindly played.

The venue was pretty busy, but we managed to get a decent spot on the floor. Whisper it quietly, but this was a slight disappointment.  It wasn't bad, as Joanne is an excellent guitarist and the new album (Reckless Heart) is decent too. It's just that having promised a detailed song by song run through with stories, there was actually very little chat or audience engagement. That, combined with a very brief encore, suggested that the band did not want to hang around. It was also a different set of musicians to previous shows.

[To be fair, this show was literally just as the UK Covid-19 lockdowns were starting. The band postponed the rest of the tour straight afterwards so that they could get home.]

Setlist

In the Mood
All My Love
The Best Thing
Bad Love
Creepin'
I've Been Loving You Too Long
Reckless Heart
Break My Heart Anyway
New 89
Jake's Boogie
I'm Only Lonely
Dyin' to Know
No Reason to Stay
Jump That Train
Diamonds in the Dirt
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Going Home

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Ilo - Wednesay 26th February - The Bedford, Balham

Brief review: Free show at the Bedford featuring a number of their favourite artists including the excellent "Ilo" (previously Ilona) who we've seen a few time now. She and the band were on good form and we even spotted Dave Boyce from the Quireboys in the audience with regular Ilo supporter Dave "Bucket" Colwell.


Sunday, February 16, 2020

Who's Who - Saturday 15th February - 229 Club, London


Brief review:
 
You may think after 4 Who shows in 3 days, that a change of music would be required, but as this is the last appearance from the drummer "Moonie" - then we thought it would be appropriate to pay our resects. A great evening in a really nice venue (not been here before).


Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Who - Friday 14th February (Show 2) - Prizm, Kingston


Brief review:
 
The last of the 4 shows - and the first to sell out in seconds. This original one was to mark the 50th anniversary of "Live At Leeds". A nice "Live At Kingston" T Shirt was available (as was limited collectable lithograph). It has been a true honour and privilege to somehow grab tickets for these shows - and thanks to Banquet Records for putting them on and the Who for playing them.

Setlist
Substitute
Squeeze Box
Tattoo
The Kids Are Alright
The Kids Are Alright (reprise)
Behind Blue Eyes
Break the News
She Rocked My World
Pinball Wizard
Won't Get Fooled Again


The Who - Friday 14th February (Show 1) - Prizm, Kingston


Brief review:
 
Show 3 of 4 - the early Friday show. 3/4 of the way though the residency. Still plenty of mistakes, but it's clear the band are enjoying these shows. As are the audience.

Setlist
Substitute
Squeeze Box
Three Steps to Heaven (Partial)
Tattoo 
The Kids Are Alright
Behind Blue Eyes
Break the News (Aborted and restarted)
She Rocked My World
Pinball Wizard
Won't Get Fooled Again

Thursday, February 13, 2020

The Who - Wednesday 12th February (Show 2) - Prizm, Kingston


Brief review:
 
Show 2 of 4 - the Wednesday evening show. Pete admitted that despite reservations, he and Roger were actually enjoying the shows. There was also a bit of a rant about the nearby Bentalls centre.

Setlist
Substitute
Squeeze Box
Behind Blue Eyes
The Kids Are Alright
Break the News
She Rocked My World (with "Tattoo" intro)
Pinball Wizard
Won't Get Fooled Again

The Who - Wednesday 12th February (Show 1) - Prizm, Kingston


Brief review:
 
Show 1 of 4 over two nights at the Prizm nightclub in Kingston. As you can imaging there had been a scramble for tickets from Banquet records for the Who's smallest venue show for 40 odd years. People had come from across the globe and after a slightly hesitant start and a few mistakes, the acoustic set was greeted with great enthusiasm. It included the live debut of a a couple of tracks from the new album, called "WHO".

Setlist
Substitute
Squeeze Box
Behind Blue Eyes
The Kids Are Alright
Break the News 
She Rocked My World 
Pinball Wizard
Won't Get Fooled Again

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Bernie Marsden - Friday 24th January - Under The Bridge

Brief review: The normal excellence from Bernie with lots of classic Whitesnake material, some Peter Green & Gary Moore stories / covers and a guest appearance from Joe Bonamassa. An outstanding evening.

Setlist
Linin' Track
Don't You Lie to Me
Walking in the Shadow of the Blues
Walking by Myself
Need Your Love So Bad
I'll Play the Blues for You
Fool for Your Loving 
Oh Well
Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City
A Place in My Heart
Here I Go Again
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Cross Road Blues

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Johnny Warman's Magic Bus - Saturday 18th January - Boom Boom Club, Sutton

Brief review:
 
A late decision to pop along for the 60's and 70's classic covers night. Very good indeed with Marcus Flynn excelling on lead guitar!

Setlist
You Really Got Me
Wild Thing
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Sha La La La Lee
Louie Louie
Mony Mony
Lazy Sunday Afternoon
Ichycoo Park
Hey Joe
Substitute
Fire (Hendrix)
Sunshine Of Your Love
I Can't Explain
Rocky Mountain Way
Summertime Blues
Shakin' All Over
Jumping Jack Flash
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All Right Now
Roadhouse Blues
54-46 (That's My Number)
Baby Come Back
Baba O'Riley
Lola
I Saw Her Standing There
My Generation
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Hi Ho Silver Lining
Whole Lotta Love
Get It On (Bang a Gong)

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Kristopher Roe - Wednesday 15th January - New Cross Inn

Brief review:
 
A return to New Cross for The Atari's frontman. As usual, an engaging and excellent performance and I think the crowd went home happy!

Setlist
In This Diary
My Hotel Year
The Hero Dies in This One
Can't Hardly Wait
Unopened Letter to the World
San Dimas High School Football Rules
Skulls
Car Song
Your Boyfriend Sucks 
Oh, Kansas City
Eight of Nine
1*15*96
The Saddest Song
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Broken Promise Ring
12/15/10
The Boys of Summer
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So Long, Astoria