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Monday 18 July 2022.

Monday 18 July 2022. MODEST MOUSE live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Indie-rock band from North America who have released several albums over the past 25 years. ------------------- Level 3 is half empty tonight , but overall the venue is pretty full. Northern Ireland female singer-songwriter SOAK arrived on stage at 8pm for her 30 mins set. Some lo-fi songs from her recent album out on Rough Trade Records. MODEST MOUSE arrived on stage at 9pm for their 1 hour 45 mins set. Six musicians on stage, and seven on stage for a few songs in the middle of the set. Their quirky indie-rock sound soon had folks dancing at the front of the stalls standing. The setlist included several tracks from their recent album "The Golden Casket". Cool oldies played included "We Are Between", "Dashboard", "Bukowski" and their best known track "Float On" (official video approaching 100 million views on YouTube). A good show. Full MODEST MOUSE setlist played tonight... 3rd Planet Fuck Your Acid Trip Fire It Up Dramamine (Life Like Weeds outro) We Are Between We're Lucky (short version) Dance Hall Dashboard Tiny Cities Made of Ashes Wooden Soldiers Bukowski King Rat Broke Float On Doin' the Cockroach Back to the Middle Encore: Leave a Light On Teeth Like God's Shoeshine Japanese Trees Lampshades on Fire Spitting Venom -------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------- Sunday 17 July 2022...6pm to 9.30pm.. THE 606 CLUB presents REBECCA POOLE / PURDY at Fulham Palace, Bishops Park, London SW6. Adults/Youth 11 & Up: 18.50 :: Children 4-10: 12 :: Children 3 & under: Free* Legendary Chelsea Jazz Club hold their annual outdoor summer party. An outstanding singer, Rebecca Poole (also known as Purdy) simply oozes charisma, which combined with her sultry style and surefooted vocal delivery makes her truly impressive. Her many career highlights include touring as support to Jools Holland, performances at Wembley Stadium and the Royal Albert Hall and a singing part in the popular Netflix series 'The Crown'. With influences ranging from Nina Simone and Peggy Lee to Nancy Sinatra and Henry Mancini, Rebecca's own songs have a vintage flair refreshed by a thoroughly modern attitude. But she's also a marvelous straight ahead jazz singer and this show will also showcase that side of her musical personality! Appearing with her band, featuring expat Australian Brandon Allen (Kyle Eastwood, Omar) on sax. ------------------- A lovely sunny evening before the two "red alert" days of scorching weather on Monday and Tuesday. Some of my history with this venue.... Before i started going to gigs in 1973 , my dad used to take me here as Lyons Cakes would have a carnival day fete where they gave out loads of free cakes, and we would get bags full. In the 1980s there was a restaurant & bar on Fulham Palace Road that i visited half a dozen times when it was used pretty often for aftershow parties for bands playing at Hammersmith Odeon. I went here for a wedding here 20 years ago , when my niece got married. Punk icon JOHN LYDON'S London house and HQ is just two minutes from the venue. Around upmarket older 400 folks here sitting at tables, on chairs and on the floor. Folks are bringing in huge picnics and you can even bring glass bottles into this event. The show was pretty much on for two hours over two sets of 45 mins and 75 mins. Mainly jazz covers that you would know, and some you wouldn't know. Folks are dancing in front of the stage during the second set. Such a cool relaxed vibe here, and it made a nice change.