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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1150 on: November 25, 2019, 01:44:33 am »
Rhiannon Giddens, RFH on Friday. Really rather good.

(And it appears she was doing good works the night before - https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/nov/22/wormwood-scrubs-blues-inside-the-gig-mixing-prisoners-with-the-free)

Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1151 on: November 25, 2019, 08:55:26 am »
Rhiannon Giddens, RFH on Friday. Really rather good.

(And it appears she was doing good works the night before - https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/nov/22/wormwood-scrubs-blues-inside-the-gig-mixing-prisoners-with-the-free)

We're going to see her in Edin on Sunday

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1152 on: December 03, 2019, 08:34:19 am »
I was at the Barrowlands last night for the Idles gig. A long time since I've been to anything so loud and energetic  :)

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1153 on: December 05, 2019, 01:53:56 am »
Whereas David & I were at the Queen Elizabeth Hall watching Yevgeny Sudbin playing Scarlatti, Tchaikovsky and Ravel, from rather yellowed and dog-eared scores. Wheelchair seats were at the very front. Excellent!
Tickets totalled £10...

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1154 on: December 05, 2019, 11:52:47 pm »
John Cooper Clarke.



Significantly less substances than last time I saw him.



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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1155 on: December 06, 2019, 09:51:21 am »
John Cooper Clark.



Significantly less substances than last time I saw him.



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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1156 on: December 06, 2019, 09:54:35 am »
 ;D
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1157 on: December 07, 2019, 11:26:29 pm »
The Messiah, tonight. I was "guesting" in it.

The choir was the Southend Festival Chorus, one of 3 "classical" choirs in Southend and they seem to be a bit short of members. They opened it to other singers or a "from scratch" performance.

The most frustrating part about being a choir member is that you spend a few months learning a work, sing it once and then put it away. The good thing about the Messiah is it's such a staple work, and much of it isn't overly difficult, that and experience singer can come in with one rehearsal and do it pretty well.

I'm a member of the Southend Bach Choir, and we practise each Tuesday. The Southend Festival Chorus practises on a Wednesday. Next term they are singing Haydn's Nelson mass, which I don't know, and the Mozart Great C minor mass, which is a wonderful work that my choir sang last year, so I know it well. I think I will join the as well for next term just to see how I get on.
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1158 on: December 08, 2019, 10:15:59 pm »
Underworld at Wembley Arena. Main set was two hours of non-stop awesome (terrific setlist, and the 'encore' involved Karl & Rick taking a bow after Born Slippy then going straight on to the last two tracks), preceded by a 75 minute DJ set from Mr Smith, the workaholic.

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1159 on: December 08, 2019, 11:01:23 pm »
Hattie Briggs.

Lovely voice and lovely songs.

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1160 on: December 08, 2019, 11:21:39 pm »
Thursday & Friday last week, The Darkness!

This tour, they are playing the new album (Easter is Cancelled) in full, then a short intermission before a second set of their previous popular stuff.

The new album set is actually better than the old stuff!
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1161 on: December 08, 2019, 11:54:29 pm »

I'm a member of the Southend Bach Choir, and we practise each Tuesday. The Southend Festival Chorus practises on a Wednesday. Next term they are singing Haydn's Nelson mass, which I don't know, and the Mozart Great C minor mass, which is a wonderful work that my choir sang last year, so I know it well. I think I will join the as well for next term just to see how I get on.

Nelson Mass is fun and not too challenging. I think I sang it twice with Uxbridge Choral. I imagine you'll pick it up PDQ.

Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1162 on: December 22, 2019, 10:35:15 am »
Pop Will Eat Itself in Brighton last night. A year after I last saw them.
This was a small venue, which was fun - up close and sweaty anyway. They didn’t seem to have a proper backstage, which added to the intimacy. It also meant that I got to thank two of them in person, as they had to come through the crowd and out the front door for a smoke.
Less great was that the PA seemed designed for a bigger venue. Even with earplugs it was really loud, and I’ve still got some after effects of that now.
Lots of dancing, enough politics to know we were among friends, handshakes after from random others, and ended with “Their Law” in memory of Keith Flint.

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1163 on: December 22, 2019, 02:50:09 pm »
Are the Poppies touring again? With Fuzz? I guess the first question is rhetorical...

I remember seeing them, many years ago, at Bradford Students Union and I was blown away by their energy. Tell me that they did the "this is the point in the night when you all want us to slow it down" bit...
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1164 on: December 22, 2019, 09:33:11 pm »
I think that was the last date on a short tour. Different line up these days (Mary Byker being the most familiar name to me) but still loads of energy.
There was one slower song and a break where the guitarist gave us some noise and the others nipped off for a drink.

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1165 on: January 10, 2020, 11:42:26 pm »
Sitting in Newcastle Premier Inn after watching Fontaines DC 🙂

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1166 on: January 12, 2020, 12:53:31 pm »
The debut live performance by The Holidaymakers at the Royal Albert in Crystal Palace.  Covers band featuring the future Mr von Brandenburg on drums.  There was dancing1 which, if one is familiar with the Albert's usual clientele, is nothing short of miraculous.

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1167 on: January 12, 2020, 10:35:00 pm »
As mentioned in another thread, my little sister got tickets for I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue at the Wimbledon Theatre. I'm just on my way back now. It was a touring show, rather than recorded for broadcast as far as I understand, but just as brilliant. Tim Brooke Taylor and Richard Osman vs Tony Hawks and Miles Jupp. Samantha couldn't be there as she was getting her attic insulated. Insert smutty remark about getting felt in the loft here.

We were issued with kazoos, which got put to use and brought the size of my kazoo collection to two.

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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1168 on: January 12, 2020, 10:39:04 pm »
Wow I didn't realise they did such a thing. I need to make time to go to a show at some point. How long did it go on for?
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1169 on: January 12, 2020, 10:44:05 pm »
Um, doors were 1900, advertised start time was 1930 and it wasn't far out. First half was a bit under the hour i think, then a 20 minute interval. Must have got out about 2200.
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1170 on: January 14, 2020, 09:18:31 pm »
Buck & Evans at the Face Bar Reading. Gig postponed from December because the band had a lurgy.  They still had a lurgy but played  a mighty fine set.  It's a brave thing to say a young guitarist has a distinctive sound but Chris Buck has something about him.  Sally Evans' vocals and keyboard are a perfect fit for that sound.  Add more backing vocals from the drummer and they have a sound that is quite special.  Deserve to be playing far better places to much bigger crowds.  Highly recommended.
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Re: What's the last gig you went to see?
« Reply #1171 on: January 19, 2020, 10:04:28 pm »
I went to Lewes Psychedelic Festival this weekend. So several bands, from solo laptop musicians to something more full on. TVAM headlined. I also bumped into an old friend i haven't seen in about 20 years.

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