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Monday 31 October 2022.

Monday 31 October 2022....I went to two events tonight. 6pm to 7.30pm. THE ART OF MOTORING - private view - Sotheby's , 34 New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1. First held in 2015 the annual Art of Motoring Exhibition is organised and curated by Andrew Marriott of Pitlane Productions and Rupert Whyte of Historic Car Art in association with the Royal Automobile Club and Sotheby’s. The show will be held from 31st October to 5th November 2022 at the Conduit Gallery, Sotheby’s, Bond St., London....free admission daily 9.30am to 4.30pm All artworks are available to buy in person at the exhibition or online through the gallery section on this website during and after the live exhibition. We had a speech at 6.45pm to introduce the various artists attending here tonight. Complimentary Forget-Brimont champers , wines and canapes for all the guests here. then 7.40pm to 9.30pm. MACABRE - private view - Christie's , 8 King Street, St James's, London SW1. All the art on display is related to the Macabre. A cool younger crowd here, with many in ghoulish Halloween outfits. Fashionista DANIEL LISMORE was here. The gallery is nice and darkened to give it a scary Halloween vibe. A DJ is playing tunes to keep it lively. Complimentary Perrier Jouet champers , two different gin cocktails from Seventy One Gin and a Halloween Sweets stand in one of the rooms. --------------------------------- --------------------------------- Sunday 30 October 2022. KIEFER SUTHERLAND live at Shepherds Bush Empire. Famous American actor releases his third album of country music titled "Bloor Street". He is playing a European and UK tour to promote it. Kiefer Sutherland (now aged 55) is a British-Canadian actor. He was born in Paddington, London. He is best known for his starring role as Jack Bauer in the Fox drama series "24" , (2001 to 2010, 2014), for which he won an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. He has starred in many films over the past 30 odd years. His father is the legendary actor Donald Sutherland. ------------ Level 3 is closed , and Level 2 is half empty so maybe 1000 folks here max. Nearly all the crowd are in early , as if it's a West End theatre show. Support band FINE LINES arrived on stage at 8pm for their 30 mins set. They played a decent set of country tinged Americana tracks from their three albums. Mostly male lead vocals, but the female backing singer also had her own lead vocal for one song. KIEFER SUTHERLAND arrived on stage at 9pm and played for 85 mins. Sutherland took the stage , which was cosily set up like a living room with rug, table lamp, hat stand, chair and glass of whisky. His band were nicely spread out around the stage. Sutherland’s third album "Bloor Street" came out earlier this year, and is another slice of Americana with but with some additional influences in the mix such as country and R&B. It also reinforces his prowess as a down to earth and engaging storyteller, something apparent throughout the evening as he often introduced songs with a little back story about them. He told us about his teenage years in Toronto, Canada, along with his stint as a rodeo rider touring North America in the 1990s, and tales of drinking even though he has spent 48 days in jail for drink driving. He performed two lesser known Tom Petty tracks, and Kiefer really enjoyed himself tonight. For the two song encore, he ditched his guitar , and did some energetic dancing on stage. A vey enjoyable show. Full KIEFER SUTHERLAND setlist played tonight... Ole' lonely life Can't Stay Away Chasing the Rain Going Down Going Home Something You Love Reckless & Me Two Stepping in Time Blame It on Your Heart (Patty Loveless cover) Bloor Street County Jail Gate Ways to Be Wicked (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers cover) So Full of Love Set Me Free This Is How It's Done Honey Bee (Tom Petty cover) Down in a Hole Encore: Friday Night Agave