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The Forest of No Return – Jarvis Cocker and co. do Disney

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

Forest of No Return

This was a magical night a few weeks ago (17th June), from Jarvis Cocker’s Meltdown on the South Bank. Even the name, “The Forest of No Return” was great. It included fantastic moments from Grace Jones (looking marvellous), Nick Cave, Pete Doherty (good, really – he was terrible at Glastonbury), Rosin Murphy, Leafcutter John, Gavin Friday and David Thomas – amongst others. Lots of stuff at Music Like Dirt, and take a look at this Rat Pack moment…

Foy Vance at The Pigalle Club

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Great gig. I didn’t want to go, but Meadbh had a spare ticket and she didn’t want to go on her own.

Weird crowd. A weird mix of business-types and WAGs scoffing on their faux-posh food. This made the atmosphere slightly strange, as Foy does not come across as someone like this at all.

The gig started off a little interesting, but then went rather bland, before it kicked off and the audience was loving it. What is it like? Bluesy, folksy, Van Morrison, kind of thing. Great soaring gravelly voice. Lyrics sometimes a bit trying too hard, and a lot of “babies”, but it was an ultimately storming show that won the audience over. Great covers of AC/DC and Michael Jackson too.