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Thursday 23 September 2021.

Thursday 23 September 2021. BEABADOOBEE + MAC WETHA live at The Forum. Bea Kristi (age 21) is better known as beabadoobee, is a London-based Philippines singer-songwriter. Expect some unique bedroom-acoustic pop sound pulling heartstrings with every beat. Her sound has evolved over the years, drawing influence from 90s alternative rock and space rock. Her only album "Fake It Flowers" went to number 8 in the UK charts at the end of 2020. In Dec 2020 she featured in many lists of artists to look out for in 2021, including NME. Bea is on a UK tour after playing the main stages at Reading and Leeds Festivals in August. ------------------ MAC WETHA arrived on stage at 8.15pm for their 30 mins set. Mac and his band played a good set of uptempo catchy pop tracks. BEABADOOBEE arrived on stage at 9.15pm and played for 55 mins. The stalls standing is rammed solid with bouncing excitable teenage girls, while the older folks like us, are sitting upstairs in a half empty circle. Bea is looking like a proper rock chick in black boots and mini-skirt. The set is a great collection of catchy grunge-pop that really rocked in many places. The set is short and sweet , but really good. FULL SETLIST PLAYED TONIGHT.... Sun More Often Care Dye It Red Together Disappear Sorry She Plays Bass Yoshimi, Forest, Magdalene Tired Worth It Last Day on Earth Encore: Coffee Cologne 10.30pm to 11.30pm Aftershow in the circle bar for around 70 guests, which was pretty lively. A pay bar , but some well known faces here including.... Grant Nicolas (singer with Feeder) (oddly the headliners did sound a bit like 1990s Feeder) Tinie Tempah (British Rapper) Simon Pegg (actor) ---------------------------------------- Friday 24 September 2021. T.REX classic album "Electric Warrior" was released 50 years ago today on 24 Sept 1971. T.Rex line-up for ‘Electric Warrior’ was Marc Bolan (died 1977), Mickey Finn (died 2003), Steve Currie (died 1981) and Bill Legend (the only surviving member).