Richard Hawley

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Author:  flowergirl [ Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:06 pm ]
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Lollypop wrote:
:D :D :D If at first you don't succeed!!! I've been a member at Union Chapel for over four years and one of my main reasons for joining was in the hope that one day Mr H would revisit what is without doubt the best venue in London and the one place where I'm pleased to say that the local knob heads do not spend the evening talking loudly throughout the gig as those of you that attended the Forum and Troxy gigs will testify. Anyway when it was announced that Richard was to come back to the Chapel I tried the "i'm a Chapel member is there any chance of a couple of tickets" email to no avail, I then tried like many others to buy tickets on the morning of release but those with prior knowledge of the existence of the 'waiting room' managed to grab the few tickets available on the day. Then like many others I endured the lottery draw for the few remaining pairs of tickets and where i put my name in the hat a couple of times again without any luck, so the one gig that I wanted to see above any other was not to be. Fortunately thanks to a few posts on the forum i was made aware there was still one last chance the 'charity auction' and as of 10pm this evening i am now the very happy owner of two tickets albeit on the basis that all of my worldly goods will be up for sale on Ebay in the morning in order to pay for them. If you are like me and one of the lucky genuine fans of Mr H that have got tickets and have not been to the Chapel before please be aware that there is no allocated seating as the seats are on a first come first served basis so having been there a number of times before the best way to reserve a couple of seats is to take a couple of spare items of clothing such as a scarf and hat and and as soon as you arrive place them on a couple of empty seats in an area that you would like to sit and watch the gig and then head for the bar upstairs safe in the knowledge that your seats will be waiting for you when you get back. If you are one of the lucky ones have a great time i know it is going to be a fantastic night as there is no place like it for atmosphere and if you have missed out this time fingers crossed Mr H will be kind enough to add the Chapel to his list of venues the next time he's on tour in London. Roll on Thursday night!!!

God it sounds amazing! So jealous I'm not there... Please, please tell us all about it later so we can enjoy the experience vicariously!

Author:  Dawoodcock [ Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:28 am ]
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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.

Author:  Dawoodcock [ Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:04 am ]
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Standing at the Sky's Edge

Author:  chumley [ Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:40 am ]
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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:

Author:  Lollypop [ Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:09 am ]
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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.

Author:  flowergirl [ Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:12 am ]
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It sounds like a legendary night. Thank you so much for sharing!

Author:  Dawoodcock [ Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:59 am ]
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A little something Mr weller performed last night

Author:  listen2gene [ Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:17 pm ]
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utterly beautiful...thank you

Author:  Dawoodcock [ Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:27 pm ]
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Just Like the Rain with Clive on harmonica

Heart of Oak

For Your Lover


Author:  Dawoodcock [ Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:41 pm ]
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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. ... 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.

Author:  Dawoodcock [ Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:39 am ]
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Son of a Gun

Nothing Like a Friend

Author:  Dawoodcock [ Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:33 pm ]
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Alex O'Connell review from The Times 20 February 2017

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.

Author:  helenwatson [ Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:22 pm ]
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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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