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Fantastic evening, we managed to get decent seats to one side (surrounded by the weller crew). Paul was superb.

Richard's set began pretty much as the Fibbers set, As the Dawn Breaks, Ashes On the Fire, Tonight the Streets are Ours, Nothing Like a Friend, For Your Lover, Heart of Oak, Standing at the Sky's Edge

Sanford Clark's Son of a Gun.

Clive Mellors came on for Just Like the Rain (big praise from the musician alongside me for Clive's harmonica playing), Corrine Bailey Rae joined Richard to sing I Still Want You (I believe this is going to be in Funny Cow), then Corrine sang a lovely version of After the Rain and the finale was Dean Beresford joining the stage, with Clive, Paul weller, Richard, Shez and Corrine singing Tomorrow Never Knows which was truly marvellous.

The sound at the Chapel was superb and all performances really, really good.

And if anyone reading this lost the £10 Ipicked on the way to the Union Chapel, I popped it in the Warchild collection box at the end so it found a good home.

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Top top class. For us, and for a number of reasons, this was one of the best concerts we have had the pleasure to be at. All the musicians for the last song Tomorrow Never Knows were superb. ..>
Thanks Warchild......And big thanks whoever drew our tickets. :shock:


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What a fantastic night and I completely agree with previous comments and I'm still buzzing this morning. Paul was absolutely brilliant and Richard was better than ever and their voices were what this most devine venue was built for. Big shout out for Shez as he was also on top form and I may have missed it but t I don't think he got a mention on the night. If I had one wish it would be that Richard returns to the Chapel one day soon so that those that missed last night will have the opportunity to experience a truly magical combination.

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It sounds like a legendary night. Thank you so much for sharing!


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A little something Mr weller performed last night


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utterly beautiful...thank you

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Just Like the Rain with Clive on harmonica



Heart of Oak



For Your Lover

[youtube]htts://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD-5k1RWOho[/youtube]

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Everyone who didn't apply to go to the gig, but have enjoyed the videos please go to the Warchild page and donate.

https://www.warchild.org.uk/?gclid=Cj0K ... AnJT8P8HAQ

And massive thanks to those at the gig who were able to video, and to the organisers and venue for making it clear that it was okay to do so.

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Alex O'Connell review from The Times 20 February 2017

FIRST NIGHT REVIEW
Pop: Richard Hawley at the Union Chapel, N1
The singer delivered an inspiring, soulful set with a mighty closing number that threatened to blow out the venue’s stained-glass windows

★★★★☆
Charity gigs can so easily fall into Oscar-speech territory with each song sandwiched between well-meaning sanctimony and stats-bombing. In the worst cases you leave feeling guilty and musically frustrated.
Richard Hawley and friends’ gig for War Child Brits Week was a case study in making it work: the cause articulated in a swift, useful address (the box office was funding a trip to find vulnerable children in Mosul) followed by a soulful set from Hawley with a mighty finale, assisted by Corinne Bailey Rae and Paul weller.

Hawley, in double denim with trademark oily, 1950s-throwback quiff, is never the most charismatic performer — “providing much-needed glamour” he said of Bailey Rae when she came on stage in a white gown. Yet his deep, Orbison-like voice, emotional lyrics and heart-on-both-sleeves approach means you can’t help but go home with a little piece of soul in your pocket.
The band kicked off the night with As the Dawn Breaks, an ode to his hometown of Sheffield taken from his album Truelove’s Gutter, moving on to a beautiful version of Ashes on the Fire before picking up the pace with the glorious, anthemic Tonight the Streets are Ours, from the album Lady’s Bridge, named after a Sheffield landmark.

Hawley makes for an arch compere and his story about how he wrote his beautiful love song For Your Lover Give Some Time for his wife because he “wanted a shag” went down well with the middle-aged couples in the audience who, when they weren’t listening to the music were taking photos of the historic tiles in the crypt. (The epilogue? Mrs Hawley listened to it and then asked, “So, what’s for tea?”)

One of the stars of the night was Clive Mellor, Hawley’s regular harmonica wizard, who joined him on Standing at the Sky’s Edge, as well as on their version of Lee Hazlewood and Sanford Clark’s classic cowboy number, Son of a Gun — taught to Hawley by his late father. It was magnificent, Hawley’s voice giving Duane Eddy a run for his money.
They bowed out with the Beatles’ psychedelic classic Tomorrow Never Knows with Bailey Rae and weller. Their voices and the blissful cacophony of guitars and keyboards almost blew out the stained-glass windows of James Cubitt’s gothic revival masterpiece.

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Obvs, I'm not going to be bitter but I just heard weller's new single from the Jawbone film, which I understand he played that night. What an absolutely beautiful, beautiful song. I might even break the habit of a lifetime and go watch a boxing film...


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