Saturday, November 27, 2010

Gerry Cott Live - 27th November 2010 - St Andrews, Church Road, Cobham, Surrey

Heavens above! A rat in a church. I didn't attend so have no idea what was played or how well the concert went.

Gerry Cott will play a series of one-off performances of Urban Soundscapes in acoustically and architecturally interesting venues.

The first of these performances will be held at 7.30pm on 27th November 2010 at the 12th century Norman church of St Andrews, Church Road, Cobham, Surrey KT11 3EJ

Friday, November 26, 2010

Get yer Kicks in the Sticks!

The Boomtown Rats played at the Whyteleafe Football Club tonight.

For a very small venue and given the extreme cold, the concert was well attended with between 100 and 150 people turning up. By the end the place was rocking with a dozen or so people on the dance floor.

They played, not necessarily in this order as I wasn't taking notes...

  • Mary of the 4th Form
  • Close As You'll Ever Be
  • I Can Make It If You Can
  • Like Clockwork
  • Neon Heart
  • Joey's On The Street Again
  • Someone's Looking At You
  • Diamond Smiles
  • She's Gonna Do You In
  • She Does It Right (vocals by Garry Roberts)
  • Riot in Cell Block #9 (vocals by Simon Crowe)
  • Looking After Number One
  • Rat Trap
  • She's So Modern
  • I Don't Like Mondays
Fortunately the concert ended shortly before the last train out of Whyteleafe to London (via East Croydon) so I was able to make it home in the wee small hours (yawn).

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Geldof in India

Bob Geldof played at The Hay Festival in Trivandrum, Kerala.

Sting got up on stage with him and they sang A Hole to Fill. See it here

Sting - "I flew to Thiruvananthapuram to see Bob. It was a high point of my life performing the number with him. I am happy to perform with Bob and it's always a pleasure to hear him sing."

Geldof also played Banana Republic and, inevitably, I Don't Like Mondays.

An Interview with Geldof can be found here

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

November Dates for the Rats

A busy month for the Rats. Particulary looking forward to the Surrey date which I will be attending.

Saturday 13th November Essen Grugahalle, Germany
Sunday 14th November Landungsbruecken theatre ,Gutleutstrasse 294,Frankfurt am Main.Germany
Wednesday 24th November The Pavillion, Rhyll, as special guests to The Blockheads.
Thursday 25th November Walkabout, Barnsley
Friday 26th November Whyteleafe Football Club, 15, Church Road, Whyteleafe, Surrey CR3 0AR.