Fabulous Lampshades that's what you wanna look for ........... double check for gigs listed with venue. Supposed to be playing at the 100 club in Oxford Street, London on the 7th Feb 2012.
Line up ...... Steve Alexander, Terry Thomas, Andy Bloom, Charlie Barrett.
Terry and Steve from Charlie!
I couldn't be any further away from 'The Smoke' if I tried (live in Aberdeen Scotland, although originally from Leeds - where I first saw CHARLIE).
How about someone filming the gig on 7th Feb 2012, sending it to Julian Colbeck - to be added to the CHARLIE-MUSIC site?
Peter, I will be there but sadly no video camera so unable to oblige.
Wonder if a friend of the band can film it for you/us ?
If anything changes I will let you know.
Just 9 days to go before the Lampshades gig and I am absolutely moist with excitement. Since I saw the date/venue I have been so looking forward to this show, it will be a highlight for me.
If you want to play the "Kitchens Of Distinction" album please feel free, throw in some classic Charlie tunes and I can die a happy man. Would be great to see a headlining show too.
Had a great show guys and know I will be delirious with joy.
I simple cannot wait.
All the lampshades play on the KOD album so...................
Anonymous, you are right I know but I have no idea what to expect. I last saw Charlie 36 years ago and quite a bit has happened since.
The Lampshades are supporting being the sandwich in a 3 band line up, and will be lucky to get a 40 minute set. I hope they get a decent soundcheck and a sound man with an ear for their music. Now if I had my way there would be the only band on, who would start at 6 and play until curfew time of 11, non stop and my set list.
But alas it does not work like that so I am so curious to know. I have been tempted to ask about the set list for the show, but what if they do not play "Kitchens", "Popstar", "**** Tv", "Alcohol", "Cars" or "It's Not Enough" ?
Would I be disappointed not knowing in advance, or should I go in blind and accept that they are going to cram in what they can in such a sort period of time ?
And does Terry intent throwing in a couple of classic Charlie tunes ? And if so which ones ?
And what about "Pressure Point" ? This is not only a great tune but one of the greatest songs of all time. I cannot even begin to describe what this song means to me. I actually get goosebumps when I here that opening riff. It can be described as the "Perfect Song" in everyway.
I am secretly hoping they play PP, but I also know they cannot play everything, and Terry and the band will have the set sorted and will include as much as they can.
Again I cannot reitarate enough what this show will mean. Being my 666 live show since 75, it is already in the top 5.
I truly hope I don't burst with excitement until after the show, and come what may I am going to love it.
Ok I admit to the average man in the street this will not mean a thing but to me it means the world.
Got my ticket complete with rip off booking charges but I have my ticket.
Just 4 days to go and counting.
Stop rubbing in!! - lucky 'person'
After saying that, I hope your expectations are met (even exceeded)
If you get the opportunity to take photos/mobile phone video and post it on here, would be much appreciated
Sorry Peter, but it is so close now I can almost taste it.
I am sure they will be, after all it will have the name Terry Thomas stamped all over it.
I have a list of songs I would love to hear, but regardless of that I am sure the Lampshades will play a blistering set in the short time they have, and I shall float all the way home.
I promise to do my best for you Peter, I will take a camera and hope they let me in with it.
Hope I don't disappoint you.
This time tomorrow I will be stood outside the 100 club waiting for the doors to open at 19.30. It is nearly here and I am so ready.
Have a great gig guys and thanks in advance.
What was it like?
It was brilliant.
First thing worth noting was that everyone who played that night did so for free, all money raised went to the T C T, (Teenage Cancer Trust) on a bitterly cold night when it would have been easier to stay at home in the warm watching some ***T TV.
Second thing worth saying was Terry's voice was suffering from a throat infection/sore voice but did manfully soldier on. They also did not do a sound-check but you would never have known.
I have to admit to being caught slightly off guard when they opened with 5 new/unreleased tracks.
You Cow, Abandon Ship, Kerry Katona, Call Me Dave and Sad, all I hope will appear on a album soon. Terry's intro to 'Abandon Ship' was hilarious, he said, "Written in 2009 as a cure for the financal crisis were in and still holds today, it's a solution called Abandon Ship".
The band were tight and relaxed, not to loud and the set flew by.
Next was KOD, followed by the only downer of the night, a cover, Bobby "Blue" Bland - Ain't no love in the heart of the city. I would much rather hear songs from the Lampshades than songs by others especially when Terry has such a wealth of great material. I do find it odd when bands do covers when they do not need to.
The band then ended with "Popstar", and again you could tell Terry was doing well to sing it with his voice problem. Due to the first band over running, they dropped ***T TV from the set and it was over.
Over all to soon, I was just getting warmed up, wanting it to never end with one song after the other, but I was still happy. I hope the next time I see them they do a full set, headline with a 80 minutes +.
I would not have missed it for the world and am still buzzing, really hope more shows are lined up in the near future.
Thanks again guys.
Great stuff only wish they could have been on longer. I enjoyed every track and as for those new titles.............wha a rascal.
NICE ONE CHAPS!
Barnet Dog, you mischievous little scallywag, I should have known you would not do what we all expected, still nice to be kept on ones toes. Also lets us know you are still writing new material, and hopefully a new album ?
Yes please, some headlining dates in the Spring/Summer would be a real treat, will have me panting with excitement.
If only I had the talent, lol.
Just to clear any confusion I am not TT.
Barnet Dog, what was your assessment of the gig ?
I liked the new tracks especially "Call Me Dave", " Kerry K" and "You Cow".
Any plans of any more Fabulous Lampshade gigs ?
The Fabulous Lampshades/Dave Jackson Band/ Business As Usual
will be playing the 100 Club in Oxford Street, London on 25th May 2013
It's a little way off but great news and something for me to look forward to.
Here's hoping to more shows in 2013
Thanks for the news John.
Not long now, just 10 days before the next Lampshades gig and I am getting excited.
Anyone else hoping to make the show ?
Aye - flying down from Aberdeen with my wife (making a long weekend of it).
Not sure she's looking forward to the gig (not her sort of thing), but the trade off was I've got to go to see The Lion King !!!
Great gig on Saturday (25th May).
Had the opportunity to chat with TT before hand.
The new release has been delayed for various reasons, but it's still in process.
FL's played a number of tracks from KOD - which were great to hear live.
I videoed the whole FL portion of the evenings event, which I will try and post on this site (for you all to enjoy)
I haven't yet played it back, so my recording skills might be crap !!
Even met up with another Charlie-ite (Oxenboy)
For all of you who could not make it here is the setlist for the show. Note the new number at 5 and 4 is the cover they did the last time. They managed to do all the set as the first band did not overrun and force a shorter set.
It was great to finally meet up with a fellow Charlie-ite Peter, lets hope it is not the first and last time. It was a great show with the band in top form and again they gave their services for free as all money raised went to the Teenage Cancer Trust. Again Terry's voice did well to hold out.
Sincerely hope they gig again a lot sooner they they did last time, thanks guys for a great night.