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Birmingham gig 16 May 09

 
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Peter Rice



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:10 am    Post subject: Birmingham gig 16 May 09 Reply with quote

http://www.thsh.co.uk/view/way-to-blue--the-songs-of-nick-drake--english-orig
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not only but also...which I believe a certain Mr Peter Rice will be speaking at and a certain Mr Stuart Anthony will performing alonside other guests of significant note...

A Celebration Of Nick Drake's Music at The Cockpit Theatre London
Saturday May 9th
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Artery



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just booked good seats for the Birmingham Town Hall concert.

Note that Vashti Bunyan has been added to an already impressive lineup since yesterday. What makes it really exciting for me is the involvement of Robert Kirby.

Perhaps someone could suggest a nearby bar for a meetup before the show?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's times like this that I wish that I lived in the U.K.
This kind of thing will never come close to where I live. Crying or Very sad
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Artery



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I notice that the list of guests/contributors has been updated. Here's the complete text with new additions in bold:

"Undoubtedly one of the most influential English singer-songwriters of the last 50 years, Drake found little mainstream success during his lifetime. However since his untimely death at the age of 26, his fragile acoustic, autumnal music has touched the hearts of millions of people. This very special evening, curated by his producer Joe Boyd with arranger Robert Kirby, brings together an array of special guest artists to celebrate a unique talent.

Featuring: Beth Orton, Graham Coxon, Camille O’Sullivan, Vashti Bunyan, Robyn Hitchcock, Jack Steadman, Kate St John, Neil MacColl, Zoe Rahman, Leo Green, Martha Wainwright plus more

£22.50

Plus £2 fee per transaction on all bookings except purchases made in person at the Box Office."
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Artery



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Produced by Joe Boyd
Arrangements by Robert Kirby
THE BAND:
Kate St John MD, woodwind
Martin Barker drums
Neil McColl guitar
Danny Thompson bass
Leo Green guitar"
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Artery



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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The show was ABSOLUTELY GREAT!

Additional guest performers included Robin Frederick, Stuart Murdoch and Paul Simon's son Harper Simon.

The greatest performance of the evening was Camille Sullivan singing River Man.

There was also the world premiere public performance of a "new" (as in unreleased to the world) Molly Drake song called "I Remember, You Remember" performed by Vashti Bunyan. It was gorgeous.

I spoke to Robert Kirby who was the epitome of charm and courtesy. He signed his setlist for me. He also said that there were plans afoot to tour and record this great show. Birmingham Town Hall was sold out and the performances brought the house down. I will review in more detail on the main forum when I have time.
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Robert Kirby



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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 6:44 pm    Post subject: Birmingham Town Hall Reply with quote

Glad you enjoyed it Artery and nice to meet you.
But steady on there, I believe I said that we all enjoyed it so much that it would be good to repeat or record it - no plans yet......
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:35 am    Post subject: To Robert Kirby Reply with quote

Hi Robert

Just a note to tell you how much we enjoyed the Nick Drake concert @ Birmingham Town Hall.
THE highlight of the evening, for myself & Melody, were your opening bars to Way To Blue.
It's the closest we'll ever get to hearing it, as you did, in Sound Techniques all those years ago.
A very moving moment, for all the right reasons.

In our post gig discusiion on the long drive home, we both said the whole gig had passed in a very pleasurable blur. Nothing to do with any mind alltering substances!
So to jog our poor geriatric brain cells, could you please post a set list.

Thanks in anticipation
Steve
PS my envy of the owner of your signed set list has no boundries!
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