GIG REVIEW – NICK LOWE

LONDON GUITAR ACADEMY GIG REVIEW – NICK LOWE

Nick Lowe is currently on a short European tour (dates in Scandinavia and the UK) leading up to his appearance at the Hop Farm Festival on 4-6 July. On his London dates at the Union Chapel there were guest spots for John Paul Jones and Geraint Watkins but your London Guitar Academy reviewer Paul Wood caught his earlier solo show at the Warwick Arts Centre. GIG REVIEW, great songs, Guitar lessons, Guitar Lessons London, John Paul Jones, London guitar academy, nick lowe

The Warwick Arts Centre show had a reasonable crowd in an intimate seated setting which was perfectly suited to Nick Lowe’s on-stage persona – an easy style and self-deprecating sense of humour combined with a set of excellent songs in his more recent country soul flavoured leanings.

Although he was backed by a small band (including Geraint Watkins) on his previous UK tour, the current set and show didn’t suffer from the solo acoustic setting. With most of the material coming from more recent albums (“The Impossible Bird onwards), it’s perfectly suited to this format – Nick was in fine vocal form and has the confidence (not to mention the stunning back catalogue of songs) to slide through the set with ease.

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Highlights from the set included “Stoplight Roses” (from “The Old Magic”), “Time I Took A Holiday” (from Dig My Mood”), “Long Limbed Girl” (from “At My Age”) along with “Lately I’ve Let Things Slide” and “Has She Got A Friend” (from “The Convincer”)

Here’s Nick doing “Lately I’ve Let Things Slide” on Jools Holland’s Later…

And the promo video for “Sensitive Man (from “The Old Magic”)”:

The set included a  nod to his earlier “popstar” phase with a few songs associated with his team up with Dave Edmunds in Rockpile – including both “Cruel To Be Kind” and “I Knew The Bride”. According to Nick, and much to his expressed surprise, Rockpile hold an almost revered status as a rock band in Scandinavia, where he had just been touring.

There was also an outing for the much covered “I Live On A Battlefield”(from “The Impossible Bird”) – complete with a story of how veteran record producer Peter Asher had persuaded Diana Ross to do a cover version – “not necessarily her finest moment” according to Nick “but at least it paid for my bathroom”.

Here’s the Nick Lowe version:

 

The well deserved encores included what is probably his most commercially successful song “What’s So Funny About Peace Love and Understanding” (with plenty of covers including Elvis Costello) and (in a rather neat twist), the final song was a cover of Elvis Costello’s “Alison” (which appeared on the Elvis Costello debut album “My Aim Is True” – which Nick Lowe produced).

In a recent Australian TV interview (2012) Nick Lowe discusses (and plays) “What’s So Funny About Peace Love And Understanding”:

If you see Nick Lowe is coming to a venue near you – go see him, it’s a quality set all the way from start to finish!

 

Blasts from the past

Here’s the original Nick Lowe promo video for “Cruel To Be Kind”:

and “I Knew The Bride”:

 

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Guitar Lessons Childs Hill, Greater London, NW2, London Guitar Academy offer private guitar lessons to students of all ages and skill levels. Weekly half-hour or hour lessons are given in  Childs Hill, Greater London, NW2.  Lessons are tailored to each individual’s goals and interests.  Styles include Pop,Blues, Rock, Jazz, Country, Folk, Americana, Rockabilly, R&B, Soul, Funk, and Reggae. Guitar Lessons London, subject matter includes music reading, harmony, theory, ear training, rhythm concepts, improvisation, songwriting, composition and arranging, chord and scale concepts, and performance.

Guitar Lessons and Guitar Teachers in Childs HilL Home visit guitar lessons in Childs Hill with the London London Guitar Academy GUITAR LESSONS LONDON offer music lessons in guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, keyboards and piano.  Our experienced music TEACHERS will design a progressive lesson plan structured around your goals

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Guitar Lessons Brixton Guitar Lessons and Guitar Teachers in Brixton

Guitar Lessons London available in Brixton for all levels of students. Individualised lessons set by professional London musicians.There is nothing that will drive a student to practice more than playing music that they listen to. So, London Guitar Academy encourage students to bring in songs that they would like to play, in addition to weekly lesson material.

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GUITAR LESSONS LONDON are here to cultivate the skills that you already have and help you push them further. Let me know what you would like to accomplish, and I will be happy to work towards your goals with you.

LONDON GUITAR ACADEMY are happy to teach OUR BRILLIANT students the chords to their favourite songs in a low pressure setting, or to help them improvise solos and understand music theory.

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GIG REVIEW - ELI “PAPERBOY” REED AND THE TRUE LOVES

GIG REVIEW – ELI “PAPERBOY” REED AND THE TRUE LOVES

Eli “Paperboy” Reed is in the middle of a short European tour with a few dates in the all the main European countries to promote his latest (fourth) album “Nights LikeThis”.

Your London Guitar Academy reviewer Paul Wood caught the band’s show at the O2 Academy (Birmingham).

GIG REVIEW - ELI “PAPERBOY” REED AND THE TRUE LOVES

GIG REVIEW – ELI “PAPERBOY” REED AND THE TRUE LOVES

The tour seems to have been a little short on pre-gig publicity and only a relatively small crowd of between100-200 were clustered around the stage as the band launched into their set. Making light of the disappointing turn out (Eli told the crowd “on the bright side, you’ve all got room to dance), the band produced a typically incendiary live set. If you caught the band a few years ago on the Jools Holland Later show, you’ll know what I mean.

Here’s a clip of “Take My Love With You” from the Jools Holland show:

With Eli on guitar/vocals fronting a touring band consisting of a two piece horn section, additional guitar, bass, drums and keyboards, the band let rip with a selection of songs based primarily around the current album and its predecessor “Come And Get It”.

Here’s the official music video for “Come And Get It”:

Highlights from the new album included “Well Alright Now” “Woohoo” and “Shock To The System” while older songs such as “Name Calling” and “Satisfier” were swooped up by long time fans in the audience.

Here’s a live clip of “Shock To The System” from Japan:

For any fans of James Brown and the classic  60s Soul soundof Stax/Atlantic Records in particular, the live show is a real treat. When the horns kick in and Eli lets out a scream, you could really be at a down town theatre in New York sometime in the 1960s.

The sound is old school but very fresh – if you haven’t seen them live, catch them the next time they come round to the UK. In the meantime, check out their last three label albums (which are all still easily available):Eli-Paperboy-ReedGIG REVIEW - ELI “PAPERBOY” REED AND THE TRUE LOVES

Roll With You (Q Division Records 2008)

Come And Get It! (Capitol 2010)

Nights Like This (Warner Brothers 2014)

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All the fundamentals of technique are covered within the context of songs, which enables people to progress faster and makes the experience more enjoyable!

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When we first meet, we will discuss your goals. Then, London Guitar Academy will carefully lay out a methodical, multi-faceted, step-by-step, customised program of guitar lessons designed to assist you in accomplishing those goals. London Guitar Academy can help you advance your skills quickly with state-of-the-art guitar lessonstailored specifically to your needs and desires.

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