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(Message started by: John_Waites on Today at 21:29)

Title: Pete live at the O2 Greenwich, Sunday 11 August 2013
Post by John_Waites on Today at 21:29
To confirm previous rumours, Pete will be playing live at WM Jazz at the O2 Greenwich on Sunday, 11th August. Please put it in your diary, details to follow.

Title: Re: Pete live at the O2 Greenwich, Sunday 11 August 2013
Post by S J Birkill on 29.07.13 at 14:08
Refreshing this thread: don't miss the opportunity to see Pete at the Water Margin restaurant and jazz venue (http://clubwm.co.uk/jazz/) at the O2 Arena ('The Dome') in London's docklands. Now less than 2 weeks away, and booking!

http://www.peteatkin.com/images/watermargin.jpg

I see also that early Fairport legend Judy Dyble (who's a member of the PA/CJ Facebook fan group) is appearing at the same venue in September, and chansonneuse Barb Jungr will be there in October.

SJB

Title: Re: Pete live at the O2 Greenwich, Sunday 11 August 2013
Post by Gerry Smith on 01.08.13 at 19:55
See you there.

Title: Re: Pete live at the O2 Greenwich, Sunday 11 August 2013
Post by Sylfest on 04.08.13 at 00:29
I'll be there too. What's this eating business - anyone?

Can't wait
Sylfest

Title: Re: Pete live at the O2 Greenwich, Sunday 11 August 2013
Post by Ian Ashleigh on 12.08.13 at 10:40
it was a fabulous evening, The Water Margin is worth a visit for the food alone.  Pete was on top form singing some old friends and new acquaintances - including BOTBS performed on Ukulele which was a real treat and a rare outing for National Steel.

Others will post the full set list in due course but a great night was had by all who were there.

Many thanks to John Waites for arranging the gig.

Title: Re: Pete live at the O2 Greenwich, Sunday 11 August 2013
Post by John_Waites on 12.08.13 at 16:11
The whole thing was a triumph!
Pete handled it so well
He reminded us of Rod McKuen,
or even of Jacques Brel

A terrific performance from Pete at WM Jazz at the O2. Ian Ashleigh, Sylfest Muldal and I were the only MV's present. Heather Bater was the girl in charge of advertising and the talented Fiona Egan was there. It was the inaugural gig at WM Jazz, and we were delighted and privileged to have Pete perform. The setlist was as follows. The couple of question marks indicate those where I'm unsure of the title. I would be delighted for these to be confirmed or corrected by those who are sure.

Have you got a biro I can borrow
Apparition in Las Vegas
Dancing Master
Touch has a memory
Search and destroy
Senior Citizens
You'd better face it boy
An empty table
Only you will keep the memory (?)
National Steel
Laughing Boy

Break

Let's spend the evening with the ocean (?)
Frangipani was her flower
I see the joker
Payday evening
Hill of little shoes
Canoe
BOTBS on the ukelele
Here we stay
Thirty year man
All I ever did

At WM Jazz, we have folk rock deity Judy Dyble, founder member of Fairport Convention, performing on Sunday, 1 September, the amazing Barb Jungr on Saturday 5 October and the talented Fiona Egan on Thursday, 24 October. If you haven't heard Fiona's new album "Touch has a memory" please do, I think it's brilliant. Tickets for all three gigs from http://clubwm.co.uk/jazz/online-booking/ or Heather on 07581 319468. Personally, I hope to be at WM Jazz for Fiona Egan on 24 October and Watford Folk Club for Pete on Friday, 25. Blessed synchronicity.

Title: Re: Pete live at the O2 Greenwich, Sunday 11 August 2013
Post by Pete Atkin on 12.08.13 at 16:52
Thanks so much, John.  It would be great if the venue turns out to be a continuing success, in which case I'd be even more proud to have kicked things off.  

Those new titles are still a bit unsettled, but your first question mark is more likely to be 'Too Late For Me' and the second half opener is probably something like 'The Way You Are With Me' (Clive's original title was 'Night Surfing Blues', but it's been through quite a few changes since then).   For what it's worth, I took it too fast last night, I think.

Oh yes, and for the record, the encore 'All I Ever Did' was on piano.

Title: Re: Pete live at the O2 Greenwich, Sunday 11 August 2013
Post by Sylfest on 12.08.13 at 18:26
Great evening! Blissful immersion in a long string of wonderful songs, many with a new variation to the delivery. I particularly enjoyed a stately piano version of Touch Has a Memory with some juicy chords, the soft sad guitar on Payday Evening, and the encore All I Ever Did. And that ukelele version of Beautiful Stranger worked perfectly - made it 'smaller', brought you into the caravan... In his introduction Pete said this was one of two songs he'd got a ukelele version of - so what's the other? (My money's on So Loud You Couldn't Hear It.)
Thanks so much John for putting on the show, and Heather too.

Title: Re: Pete live at the O2 Greenwich, Sunday 11 August 2013
Post by Sylfest on 12.08.13 at 18:38
A small detail for Smash Fluffs aficionados - Pete gave a bravura performance of Thirty Year Man in which the little girl was starting to begin too soon and all the napkins and glasses seemed to get mixed up. But you'd never know it. Somehow he still killed the kid on cue in the second verse and left the bones in the cave at the finish.
What a pro!
;)

Title: Re: Pete live at the O2 Greenwich, Sunday 11 August 2013
Post by ChrisH on 02.09.13 at 18:40
I'm really sorry to have missed such a good night of music (well, it always is with Pete), especially as this was quite close to home. Bad timing on my part meant I was away on holiday, drat.
I will just have to hold out untill the Watford gig in October - nice club with a good atmosphere as I recall.
Thanks to all who reviewed the Water Margin gig. It sounds like a venue well worth supporting.
ChrisH



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