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Thursday 08 September 2022.

Thursday 08 September 2022. Very sad news that QUEEN ELIZABETH II has died aged 96. She was a pretty amazing woman , who was much loved by everyone. An incredible reign as Queen for over 70 years. She was still working just two days before her death. Prince Charles now becomes KING CHARLES III. ---------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------- Thursday 08 September 2022. STARSAILOR live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Starsailor have had 10 x Top 40 hit singles in the UK (between 2001 and 2009). I have seen Starsailor several times since 2001 when i attended a tv recording of Later with Jools Holland. They are playing their 2001 debut album in full, as a belated tour (due to covid) for its 20th anniversary "Love is Here" is the debut studio album by rock band Starsailor, released on 8 October 2001 by Chrysalis Records. After finalising their line-up, a positive review from NME started a bidding war between record labels. The album went platinum in the UK and reached number 2 in the charts and featured five Top 40 hit singles. --------- Level 3 is closed and Level 2 is half empty , so maybe 1000 folks here. There were two support bands who played decent 30 mins each. First up was THE HORN , then ROSELLAS. STARSAILOR arrived on stage at 9.15pm for their 85 mins set. Their stage backdrop was the cover of their debut album. I always had a bit of a soft spot for Starsailor, which was mainly due to singer James Walsh being such a laid back unassuming quiet front man. The band's songs are more keyboard led, rather than guitar based. The first eleven tracks of the set is the debut album in full , which included the great singles "Alcoholic" , 'Fever" and "Good Souls". The latter part of the set included gems "In The Crossfire" and "Four to the Floor". For their encore, they played their highest charting entry, ‘'Silence is Easy’' which was incredible as the crowd singing almost out did the band themselves. A very enjoyable show. Full STARSAILOR setlist played tonight... Tie Up My Hands Poor Misguided Fool Alcoholic Lullaby Way to Fall Fever She Just Wept Talk Her Down Love Is Here Good Souls Coming Down This Time In the Crossfire Heavy Weight Best of Me Tell Me It's Not Over Four to the Floor Encore: Silence Is Easy ------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------- Wednesday 07 September 2022...6pm to 9.15pm WHISTLE PUNKS URBAN AXE THROWING - Launch Party - 53 Eastcastle Street, London W1. We have indoor mini-golf, indoor bowling, indoor electronic darts and now indoor AXE THROWING. Yes, indoor axe throwing. There are nine pairs of lanes with an instructor always overseeing things on each lane, and explaining how to throw the axe, and not to act foolish , and to act responsible. Nets separate each lane. We had a session where we threw 10 times each. A couple bounced out , but the rest hit various places on the target. Around 150 guests here , so it got very busy and noisy. It was good here fun, and something different. Complimentary spirits n mixers, prosecco, wines, beers, ciders for all guests, along with slices of sourdough pizza and popcorn. ----------- The UK’s original urban axe-throwing brand Whistle Punks continues to lead the industry from the front with a new flagship location 300m from Oxford Circus Tube. It is officially set to be Europe’s biggest axe-throwing venue with nine lanes, an extensive bar area and an all-new kitchen serving delicious sourdough pizza. The new venue launches on in Septemper and tickets for all venues are on sale at whistlepunks.com. In 2016, Whistle Punks was the first brand to bring urban axe throwing to the UK. To date, over 15million axes have been thrown across four existing sites in Vauxhall, London, Manchester, Leeds and Bristol. The brand's unique scoring system and experienced hosts have set the standard for this high-octane experience and now the new 7000 sq ft venue is set to offer the most immersive axe-throwing experience in Europe. Each axe throwing session is led by an experienced instructor with a brief masterclass followed by practice throws and a full tournament to crown an ultimate champion. "I think a large part of the appeal is that it feels like something you shouldn’t be allowed to do. It’s a visceral experience which is physical without being too demanding. It all takes place under the close watch of our instructors who make sure everyone stays safe while having a truly unique night out. With our brand new and world-beating Oxford Circus location, we couldn't be more proud to be bringing the signature Whistle Punks experience to such a large audience." Co-founder Jools Whitehorn That new venue will see Whistle Punks stylishly transform the former Busaba Eathai site at 53 Eastcastle Street. It will have nine throwing lanes, each with its very own instructor who guides players from novice to axe throwing whizz in 70 minutes. Whether you're a first-timer or an axe-throwing superstar, Whistle Punks instructors have always been central in creating an epic atmosphere on the lanes so that participants at all levels have an unforgettable experience. This includes an end-of-game skill session where players can learn trick shots, underarm and two axe throws as well as taking the ultimate snap for Instagram.