Saturday, April 27, 2019

Mott The Hoople - Friday 26th April - Shepherd's Bush Empire

One Liner: Ian Hunter and the 1974 vintage of 'Hoople including Ariel Bender (Luther Grosvenor) and Morgan Fisher. A nice nostalgic evening with guests Joe Elliot (of course!) and Brian May. Not sure how much of the show Ariel actually played his guitar and couldn't help but feel that Hunter and the backing Rant band were very much holding this together. Can't see them all being fit for action to come around again.

American Pie / The Golden Age of Rock 'N' Roll
‪Lounge Lizard ‬
Honaloochie Boogie
Morgan Fisher piano solo (Prelude #1 in C by J.S.Bach)
Rest in Peace
I Wish I Was Your Mother
Pearl 'n' Roy (England)
Sweet Jane 
Walking With a Mountain
Roll Away the Stone (with Joe Elliott)
Jerkin' Crocus / One of the Boys
Medley: Rock 'n Roll Queen / Crash Street Kids /  Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Mean Woman Blues / Johnny B. Goode / Violence / Cleveland Rocks / You Really Got Me
Saturday Gigs
All the Way From Memphis (With Brian May)
All the Young Dudes (with Brian May and Joe Elliott)

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Kris Roe (The Ataris) - Monday 8th April - New Cross Inn

One Liner: Really impressed by the venue (not been here before) and enjoyed the show. Also had a quick chat with Kris afterwards who was very engaging. An Ataris show is promised for next year.

In This Diary 
My Hotel Year 
Unopened Letter to the World 
The Hero Dies in This One 
Fast Times at Drop-Out High 
New Year's Day 
San Dimas High School Football Rules 
Car Song 
Your Boyfriend Sucks 
Eight of Nine 
Beautiful Mistake 
Losing Streak 
Broken Promise Ring 
The Saddest Song 
The Cheyenne Line 
I.O.U. One Galaxy 
So Long, Astoria 

Friday, April 05, 2019

UFO - Thursday 4th April - Shepherd's Bush Empire

One Liner: UFO's farewell tour after 50 years and as I'd never seen them I thought it was "now or never". And I was impressed. Phil Mogg's vocals were excellent and the band really good. My attention was held even during the many numbers that I didn't know.

I enjoyed it so much more that the "Schenkerfest" last year.

Mother Mary
We Belong to the Night
Run Boy Run
Lights Out
Baby Blue
Only You Can Rock Me
Burn Your House Down
Love to Love
Makin' Moves
Too Hot to Handle
Rock Bottom
Doctor Doctor
Shoot Shoot

Update: Sadly, guitarist Paul Raymond passed away a week after the show.

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Francis Rossi - Wednesday 3rd April - Richmond Theatre

One Liner: Mr Rossi's Speaking tour with Mick Wall ("I Talk Too Much"). Promised to be different each night. Some good stories from Francis (mainly told in his new book of the same name). And the bonus of a couple of acoustic versions of Quo classics. Also pleased to shake his hand afterwards and get the new CD signed.

Pictures of Matchstick Men (snippet)
In My Chair
Spinning Wheel Blues
Theme from "Coronation Street"