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Saturday 06 November 2021.

Friday 05 November 2021. HEAVEN 17 + PETE WYLIE live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Heaven 17 is an English new wave and synth-pop band that formed in Sheffield in 1980. The band were a trio for most of their career, composed of Martyn Ware (keyboards) and Ian Craig Marsh (keyboards) (both previously of the Human League), and Glenn Gregory (vocals). Although most of the band's music was recorded in the 1980s, they have occasionally reformed to record and perform, playing their first ever live concerts in 1997. Marsh left the band in 2007 and Ware and Gregory continued to perform as Heaven 17. Celebrating 40 years, so no doubt playing tracks from their first two classic albums. Penthouse and Pavement (1981) The Luxury Gap (1983) ------------------ Only 800 in here tonight, which may be due to the fact they played The Roundhouse only 2 months ago. PETE WYLIE arrived on stage at 7.45pm for his 35 mins set. Really good to see Pete back on stage again. I saw him nine times with Glen Matlock in Dead Men Walking in 2001 and 2002. Pete has his electric guitar, and another guy is on laptop pre-recorded sounds. His upbeat Liverpudlian manner is a joy to hear. A short set but great tunes played, including a classic Johnny Thunders cover. Highlights of PETE WYLIE setlist tonight... Come Back Sinful You Can't Out Your Arms Around A Memory ( Johnny Thunders cover) Heart As Big As Liverpool Story Of The Blues -------- HEAVEN 17 arrived on stage at 8.45pm and played for 1 hour 50 mins. They play in front of a huge curtain with their band name on it. Vocals, two keyboards and two female backing singers. Lots of friendly jokey stage banter between audience and band members. Loads of their fab electro-pop tunes played, including some superb covers. A great show, by both acts tonight. Highlights of HEAVEN 17 setlist tonight.... Crushed By the Wheels of Industry (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang Play to Win Come Live With Me You've Lost That Lovin' Felling (Barry Mann cover) Let's Make A Bomb Let Me Go Penthouse and Pavement Temptation Encore : Party Fears Two (The Associates cover) Being Boiled (early Human League cover)