Tag: Royal Albert Hall

  • Iggy Pop Live at the Royal Albert Hall: Review of Pop’s Last Stand

    Iggy Pop Live at the Royal Albert Hall: Review of Pop’s Last Stand

    Iggy Pop and Josh Homme at the Royal Albert Hall was a top-five-of-all-time kind of gig, and I’m struggling to think of the other four.  The merger of Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme with Iggy Pop has produced a result better than anyone might have predicted.  In 1995 Josh Homme’s first band, Kyuss, […]

  • David Gilmour – Live at the Royal Albert Hall

    David Gilmour – Live at the Royal Albert Hall

       I know that bucket lists are supposed to contain bungee jumps, trips to Pacific Islands and conjugal visits with film stars, but for a good few thousand people last night, seeing David Gilmour play “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” pretty much topped all that.  Last night was the second of five dates of David […]

  • Noel Gallagher Joined By Choir At Royal Albert Hall – Review

    Noel Gallagher Joined By Choir At Royal Albert Hall – Review

    On last night’s evidence, it looks like we can now quantify how difficult it is to get along with Liam Gallagher, as his brother Noel preferred to play with thirty other people at once – the 23 person strong Crouch End Choir, a three man horn section and four piece band – rather than play […]

  • The Who and Wilko Johnson: Live at The Royal Albert Hall

    The Who and Wilko Johnson: Live at The Royal Albert Hall

         The Teenage Cancer Trust concerts have become a much loved staple of London’s live scene for over a decade. A week long series of gigs, including one comedy night, curated by Roger Daltrey, all to raise money for an organisation that helps teenagers who have been diagnosed with cancer.    The cause is […]

  • Alison Moyet – Live At Southend Cliff’s Pavillion

    Alison Moyet – Live At Southend Cliff’s Pavillion

    It was something of a homecoming for Alison Moyet last night as the Billericay-born and Basildon-schooled vocalist played nearby Southend to promote her 2013 album The Minutes. The last time I saw Moyet she briefly joined another Essex dweller Wilko Johnson and his band onstage for a joyous encore at the latter’s “farewell” concerts. This […]

  • Ray Davies is Something Else – Live at Southend on Sea

    Ray Davies is Something Else – Live at Southend on Sea

    Ray Davies live in concert at Southend on Sea We still walk alongside legends. Sometimes it seems we just don’t appreciate it. Alongside contemporaries Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger and Pete Townsend, there stands one of the greatest songwriters in rock history who is still impressing audiences wherever he plays. Whilst some might expect Ray Davies […]