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PostSubject: Brixton 24/7/11   Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:46 am

Well, arrived at 5pm, a small queue had formed, but it took a long time to grow. Security fella advised the gig had only sold about 2,500 tickets, and, that at 5pm, The "Riot" gear had only just left Calais in a truck !!!!

Got in at 7pm, to be told by the stewards that it was a free roam evening - upstairs, downstairs, we could go where ever we wanted to watch from. i got a front row balcony seat.

Support bands - Caesars - hhmm, were ok. Jim Jones Review - didn`t like at all.

During the support bands we noticed the guys loading the Riot gear onto the stage at the back - the gear had arrived.

Gig started 15 minutes late at 9.45pm. They stormed through the numbers for about 40 minutes, then Jim`s kit was carried onto stage - he got a great reception.

The second set was cracking, awesome, hi octane rockabilly, loved it. Unfortunately, i missed the last number as it was getting late, and i was concious of the last train time. I left after Rock This Town. Whilst at the train station i was joined by mates form the gig, who had managed to see all the gig AND get there on time. Oh well, never mind - still a good night.

BUT, it would be good, if they came back again, to have it in a nicer place (Brixton is awful) and one where it is easier to get home from late at night !!

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PostSubject: Re: Brixton 24/7/11   Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:26 am

Hey,
pity you couldn't see the last song, it was good fun!!

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PostSubject: Re: Brixton 24/7/11   Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:04 pm

Dave,
The first band i did'nt take to, Jim Jones, was far better, but LOUD.

Brian as per normal, rocks the house. Noticed, we still get dick heads, throughing their pint tumblers at Brian.
At manchester, after paying twice for the train.
I sat out in the sun, bad move, for me. Thankfully Phil, gave me his water. (Thanks Phil)

Nearly mist, my place in the q.
As i went to the toilet next door, on return, as i tried to get back in place, security, stopped me from (jumping the Q) Bruice pleaded my case.
These guys dont care, about your needs.

The gig within the first 10 seconds, we knew, we had fantastic gig in store.
Little Devon, a 9 year old rockabilly, there with his dad stole the show.

Man, he had the best night ever. Got Brian to give him his pick, after first track.
Then after gig, he got to meet Brian, and got his jacket signed. I was standing behind Brian,and took some photo's, of brian and Devon.
I was well chuffed for the kid!

After Brian spoke and signed autographs, and posed for photos etc.
Myself, Brucie and Jooles, got invited inside
Man, i did'nt feel so nervous this time. Brian and Julie where amazing.

A huge thanks goes to Brian, julie, Jim, johnny and Chris for their time, its appreciated.

WEE Mark.
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PostSubject: Re: Brixton 24/7/11   Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:42 pm

Yeah i was at Manchester, and without doubt it was one of the best gigs i`ve ever seen, great sound, Brian was in great voice, especially this far into a tour, and of course fantastic guitar playing.

Did`nt notice anyone throwing pint pots though.
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PostSubject: Re: Brixton 24/7/11   Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:56 pm

Glad to see everyone had a nice time at the shows and meeting Brian as well.

You'll call me a sissy but after meeting Brian I couldn't help bursting into tears... a long-live dream finally come true!!

Brian really enjoyed this tour and he was very kind to everyone. He was fully charged; I am glad he took 2010 off but for a couple of BSO shows.
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PostSubject: Re: Brixton 24/7/11   Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:31 am

I had an amazing time at the Brixton gig, bar having to sneak off early for the tube, I can see I'm not the only one here who had that issue!

I've written my review up on my blog so it's there if anyone would like to read it! Please comment and let me know what you think.

http://rockitnroll.wordpress.com/2011/07/29/brian-setzer-live-at-brixton-academy-24-07-11/
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PostSubject: Re: Brixton 24/7/11   Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:17 am

Nice review, but pity you and your missus had to leave THAT early for the tube...

You couldn't enjoy the 3-bass battle, it was quite funny. And Seven Nights To Rock was a great ending, with the piano on it too.

Hope he comes next year!!
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PostSubject: Re: Brixton 24/7/11   Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:36 am

Yeah, we were the other side of London and had a tube change so that meant an early exit Sad. Well we'll be better prepared next time!

I hope it's not another four years before Brian returns to Europe!
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PostSubject: Re: Brixton 24/7/11   Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:57 am

Hope not!!

Maybe Rockabilly Riot 2 ???
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PostSubject: Re: Brixton 24/7/11   Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:32 am

It's been mentioned that Brian's next album is being recorded with the rockabilly riot crew so let's hope for the best!

Maybe even Lee will be free to chip in! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Brixton 24/7/11   Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:29 pm

This next album, if the project is confirmed, will be something big. This team has a tour behind now.
About Brixton gig, have you seen some cameras ? An other Rumble In Brixton can be hoped or not ? Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Brixton 24/7/11   Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:56 am

Alas, no cameras I'm afraid. Perhaps he'll record a gig in Japan...
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PostSubject: Re: Brixton 24/7/11   Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:02 am

Or tonite...
I am sure our US friends will tell us !!
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PostSubject: Re: Brixton 24/7/11   Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:43 am

It's a festival show in Maryland tonight. Day 2 of a festival where Motely Cre was the headliner. It's highly unlikely they would film a show where 100% of the crowd is not there to see Setzer. The Montreal show last year was special. This one, a thrill for the US fans for sure, but probably not a gig to be filmed. I agree that filming a Japan show would be ideal. Japanese fans are less likely to throw crap on stage and would likely be on their best behavior.

This incarnation is fun live for sure. A live CD or DVD would be a nice way to capture the Riot Squad era. The whole "2 drums, 2 basses, stand on your gear" are nice "Million Dollar Quartet Musical" gimmicks for live performance. But it's not really a studio band, where the music matters more than the visual aspect. He could do an album where these guys all play on various tracks. I'm just hoping for another Nashvillians / Riot album with piano. It would probably be a little awkward if he did an enitre album with Jim and not Lee, but I would love to hear more from Noah Levy. I didn't really get a good listen on "Instru-mental," but he sounded pretty good on the YouTube clips I've seen.

It was nice to hear all your stories from the tour. Thanks for letting us live vicariously through you and YouTube. Excellent blog, Jon!

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PostSubject: Re: Brixton 24/7/11   Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:21 am

I'm not a drummer so I don't know if it's easier than it sounds but to me Noah's drumming is best shown off in the 'roll' he plays at the end of the main riff in "Pickpocket", (at 41 seconds). I don't know if there's a drummer on here to tell how hard/ easy that actually is but it sounds awesome to me!

Some sort of live record - dvd/cd of the rockabilly riot era would be grand. With the comment that the next album is being recorded by this squad here's hoping that the riot era will last for a while yet!
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PostSubject: Re: Brixton 24/7/11   Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:53 am

The Band around Brian with Noah, Johnny and Kevin is fantastic.
Anybody know if Noah is choose to play any BSO shows in the future?
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PostSubject: Re: Brixton 24/7/11   Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:36 am

I might be wrong but I thought Noah was now the BSO drummer as Tony Pia had left due to family reasons.
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PostSubject: Re: Brixton 24/7/11   Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:20 pm

Rick, thanks for your words! Very much appreciated indeed.

Noah Levy is an excellent drummer, and the thing on Pickpocket, is not that complicated but it's original and it goes quite fast, and that makes it somehow more complicated.

I'd love to see Noah as the new BSO drummer, but since Daniel Glass played the BSO shows in April... I thought he would be the chosen one. Nonetheless, I am happy for Tony Pia to have left the band. No disrespect to him, he is an excellent drummer but he's not cut out to be the BSO drummer. The sound, the way he plays... I've never liked him with the BSO. I still have faith in Bernie Dresel coming back... that would be amazing!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Brixton 24/7/11   Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:36 am

Noah Levy rules !!
I wish him on the BSO this winter.
His work on Instru-MENTAL is really high.
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PostSubject: Re: Brixton 24/7/11   Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:23 am

As I understand it Daniel Glass is scheduled to play the Universal Amphitheatre and San Bernardino gigs in December. I guess it remains to be seen whether that sticks.
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